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A Game of Thrones UK 1st edition?


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#1 marion1986

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Hi,

I brought A Game of Thrones about 3 or 4 years ago from Amazon. I think I paid 0.50p for it at the time. I wonder if it is not a UK first edition. The book is red and shows some fantasy drawings on the front. How can I figure out if it is valuable?

Thanks a lot for your help,

Marion

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Hi,

I brought A Game of Thrones about 3 or 4 years ago from Amazon. I think I paid 0.50p for it at the time. I wonder if it is not a UK first edition. The book is red and shows some fantasy drawings on the front. How can I figure out if it is valuable?

Thanks a lot for your help,

Marion


Here's the ultimate test - gift it to me.

If it's valuable, you will hear my resounding laugh as I move to deposit my ill-gotten gains in the local bank; if it is not, you will receive it back with a lot of assorted penis doodles lovingly placed throughout.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Best thing to do is look at the page with the copyright/publisher info near the front. If it's a proper UK 1st edition the publisher will be Voyager, date will be 1996 and you should see a series of numbers from 1 up to 10 (I think, been a while since I looked). This is the publisher's numberline and the lowest number indicates the printing. So for a proper 1st edition, 1st printing it should start at 1 - some publishers start at 2, but not in this case. I think there was only one printing of the UK first edition, so all UK Game of Thrones 1st editions will start at 1.

If you have anything else, it isn't a first edition.

I suspect given what you paid that you probably have a later Book Club Edition which, I'm afraid, isn't really worth very much.If so, this will be indicated on the copyright page.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

Omnia vincit labor: thanks but no thanks... if valueless, I am not sure the local charity will accept the book once you "improved" it

Dickensian Throwback: thank you for your help /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> It starts with a 2 and the date is 1997, not 1996. I guess it is a "book club edition" in that case. And it has been loved as it is quite tacky (I carried it around in my back pack, oblivious that it was maybe special). What do you think, is it worthless?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Just noticed, you didn't say if this was a hardback or paperback.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

Hi everyone,

It is a paperback.
You can see pictures on this flickr page: http://www.flickr.co...s/90638187@N03/

Thanks a lot and have a lovely weekend /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

Hi everyone,

It is a paperback.
You can see pictures on this flickr page: http://www.flickr.co...s/90638187@N03/

Thanks a lot and have a lovely weekend /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

Marion


Its a reprint paper back.

http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

"This paper back edition 1998 (1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2)
First Published in Great Britain by Voyager 1996"

Still, its GoTs for 50p, Bargin.

Its really only 1st editions in Hardbacks which worth lots of money and thats true of most "classics". Heck a 1st edition of Dune (/w Dustjacket) will set you back around $10K. But we buy books to read, not because its worth $$£££

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

Thanks a lot for your help /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

I agree, I buy books to read them (and lend them to friends and familly), not to see them sit on my bookself.



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