I finally found IT!

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Waylander

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A copy of Cemetery Dance's 25th anniversary edition. I couldn't afford to buy it when it was first published, something that I have regretted in a big way because, along with The Stand, this is my all-time favourite book. It arrived this morning and I am finally complete, lol. Here are some pics.IMG_20180405_160004.jpg IMG_20180405_160049.jpg IMG_20180405_160202.jpg IMG_20180405_160235.jpg IMG_20180405_160316.jpg
 

Robert Gray

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My own story is kind of an odd one in regards to this edition of the book. It was released the same year my wife and I were getting married. Things were very tight, and I felt bad about her spending even the $200+ they wanted for an unsigned edition (before they sold out). I dithered. They sold out and it was too late. The cost of them, even unsigned, skyrocketed.

My wife knew I regretted me not letting her purchase it, so we kept an eye out. Three years later, right before we moved to Maine, we found one, unbelievably, in a second hand bookstore going for only slightly more than the original price. That same store had a ton of other Cemetery Dance books. I can only assume someone died and their relations just liquidated their personal library without any knowledge (or care) of the value.

Needless to say we scooped up as many of them as we could. That is how I got my copy. There is more to the story after we got to Maine, but I'll leave it at this. There are copies out there if you are diligent and patient. :)
 

kingricefan

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My own story is kind of an odd one in regards to this edition of the book. It was released the same year my wife and I were getting married. Things were very tight, and I felt bad about her spending even the $200+ they wanted for an unsigned edition (before they sold out). I dithered. They sold out and it was too late. The cost of them, even unsigned, skyrocketed.

My wife knew I regretted me not letting her purchase it, so we kept an eye out. Three years later, right before we moved to Maine, we found one, unbelievably, in a second hand bookstore going for only slightly more than the original price. That same store had a ton of other Cemetery Dance books. I can only assume someone died and their relations just liquidated their personal library without any knowledge (or care) of the value.

Needless to say we scooped up as many of them as we could. That is how I got my copy. There is more to the story after we got to Maine, but I'll leave it at this. There are copies out there if you are diligent and patient. :)
Reminds me of the story that a SKMB member told about how when he and his wife divorced, she donated his massive Stephen King collection with many signed limited editions to Goodwill, knowing full well that they were very valuable. Now that is a scorned woman's revenge......;;D
 

Neesy

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Reminds me of the story that a SKMB member told about how when he and his wife divorced, she donated his massive Stephen King collection with many signed limited editions to Goodwill, knowing full well that they were very valuable. Now that is a scorned woman's revenge......;;D
Yikes! Sounds like The War of the Roses
 

MrChips

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Just gonna gush about how stinkin' cool this is. Thanks so much for sharing.

I'm still so jealous of Japan's IT (among others) cover art, too! It's gorgeous!

One of my friends described the claw on the first edition cover as "broccoli" and now I can't unsee it. Ugly crying.