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Looking For Information On Possible First Edition

Discussion in 'Thinner' started by Joshua D, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Joshua D

    Joshua D New Member

    Hello,

    Looking for some help to properly identify a copy of Thinner that I found recently.

    I believe that this is a first edition, however, a lot of the information that should be there, is not. The dust jacket lacks a price and an code number; The copyright page lacks Library of Congress information; Missing the "First Printing, November, 1984" and code "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" printed on copyright page.

    What is also interesting is that the book only has 282 pages, which is the same page count as the UK release (which doesn't come out until, I believe, 1988), and NOT the 308 that usually accompanies the US version.

    I have attached a few photos here in case someone might want to take a look.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Possibly a Book Club Edition?
     
  3. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome to the site, Joshua. :)
    I'll let one of our more qualified members answer this for you.

    kingricefan jchanic morgan
     
  4. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    (I am not worthy of being in that list, dearest Flake (someday I hope!). But I sure feel blessed to be mentioned. :smile: )
     
  5. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Oh, I think you do pretty well, actually. :)
     
  6. kingricefan

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

    With no price listed on the inside front flap of the dust jacket and no number line on the copyright page, it is indeed a bookclub edition.
     
  7. kingricefan

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

    Off with your head!!!! ;-D Sweetheart, you are worthy of any list (well, except a movie one.....hehehe).
     
  8. kingricefan

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

    Thankee Sai!
     
  9. kingricefan

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

    You are correct! Would you like what's behind door #2 or what's in the box that Carol is showing?
     
  10. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Tee hee. :a11: ;-D ;DD
     
  11. kingricefan

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

    I luvs ya!!
     
  12. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I agree with kingricefan--it is probably a book club edition. No real value except as a reading copy.

    John
     
  13. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  14. Joshua D

    Joshua D New Member

    Thanks for the welcomes AND all of the replies, everyone. I really do appreciate it.

    My wife likes to frequent the local thrift stores, and I will often go with her and check out the books. When I saw this one, I thought it was on to something, but I guess I have been corrected. The one thing that threw me off was the lack of inclusion of a note mentioning that it was a book club edition, and the discrepancy in the number of pages. Oh well.

    Thanks again for all of your help! And by the way, that was the FASTEST response time I have ever seen on a forum.

    Til next time!!
     
  15. kingricefan

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

    We aim to please....
     
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