1st Edition... The Shining book?

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by K HjLL, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. K HjLL

    K HjLL Well-Known Member

    I was curious if I made the right trades I have two books of THE SHINING without the jackets. I traded a Miles Davis and Hank Snow vinyl albums for two THE SHINING books one has R49 tan and the other is black with a R52 or 3 I was wondering more about the later. Is it a first edition from the book club or not a 1st edition at all?
     
  2. Sundrop

    Sundrop the Great and Wonderful

    There is a guide for first editions located in The Library section on the main site at Welcome to StephenKing.com

    Check it out!
     
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  3. K HjLL

    K HjLL Well-Known Member

    Thanks... I checked it out. I still can't find where the second book falls into. Is it a 1st edition of the Book club or a 2nd edition of the original print?
     
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  4. Sundrop

    Sundrop the Great and Wonderful

    My assumption would be that it isn't a first edition, but I'm definitely not knowledgeable in this area.
    Maybe Bev Vincent will have some additional info to help.
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    The Shining first edition should have R 49n page 447. Should be priced at $8.95 By Doubleday in 1977.
    Also on the cover page it says First edition.
    I believe R52 would be another printing.
     
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  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    ISBN number 0-385-12167-9
     
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  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    The black one sounds like a bookclub edition, 3rd printing, if it's all black.
     
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  9. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    The first one is the first edition, first printing. The other is a later printing.

    John
     
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  10. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    Even if it is a first edition, without the dust cover does the book decrease in value?
     
  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    On most books, the dust jacket is around 50-75% of it's value. You could have a real nice 1st edition/printing of Carrie without a dj and might be able to sell it for $100 or so (I once found one in a used bookstore sans dj and got it at half what they were asking, which was $50- so I paid $25). But with a decent dj you could sell it for 5 times or more of that $100 price. Always, always put those dj's in a Brodart-like cover to protect them.
     
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