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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby bgscholar » 22 Apr 2012 19:20

Omphalos wrote:
EDIT: Now that I think about it, is that the T(A)U member who wrote a dissertation on feminist issues in the Dune series? I wonder. Have not heard back from that person in a while, and don't even remember his (her?) id over that, but something makes me think it is.


Yes, it's mine. According to GoogleWebmaster tools, apparently people have been finding and discussing it. I had long forgotten about it until a few weeks ago. I guess you were never able to track down that one paper from that person you were attempting to email. Would have been nice for my paper, but oh well.

How have things been going lately?
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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby Omphalos » 22 Apr 2012 21:37

bgscholar wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
EDIT: Now that I think about it, is that the T(A)U member who wrote a dissertation on feminist issues in the Dune series? I wonder. Have not heard back from that person in a while, and don't even remember his (her?) id over that, but something makes me think it is.


Yes, it's mine. According to GoogleWebmaster tools, apparently people have been finding and discussing it. I had long forgotten about it until a few weeks ago. I guess you were never able to track down that one paper from that person you were attempting to email. Would have been nice for my paper, but oh well.

How have things been going lately?


The Tai Estopy paper? I got in touch with someone (in like, 2008) at Tai's university who said he would forward a letter for me, but I long ago forgot to send it off. Oh well. Something for the next generation of Dune hunters to find.

I'd still like a copy of your paper for our archives. What do you say?

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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby tenfingersofdoom » 20 Jun 2012 00:50

There is a store called Third Place Books by where I live, at one time they had a third edition hardcover of Dune, autographed for $600. I didnt buy it at the time and am still kicking myself, however I saw another third edition on ebay not too long ago for $75. Has anyone ever seen similar prices for later editions? The only first ive ever seen is at the sci-fi museum in the EMP. Paul Allen probably bought it for fun one day. A DAMN good place to look for autographed Dune books is thrift stores, as long as you're not picky about the books being paperbacks.
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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby Kwisatz » 20 Jun 2012 01:30

About 2 months ago 1st printing in good condition was sold for around $900 and our member rakishoard lost it in last minute.
My personal record was to buy 8th printing (not ex-lib) for $7.62 few years ago. I've bought also 1st printing ex-lib without DJ for $50. So now I have two 1sts - one for me and one for my Chani ;)

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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby ULFsurfer » 20 Jun 2012 07:56

75 bucks for a third print is a good deal - if the jacket is in a nice condition. Early prints do certainly come up occasionally at low prices and you just gotta have a lot of patience to grab deals. I think my record in finding a 1st print copy in a good 1st state jacket for $375 is hard to beat.. unless you find it in a thrift store for $1. :-)

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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby just_kyle » 18 Jan 2014 17:51

Does anyone have any information on identifying the UK first edition hardcovers?

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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby Kwisatz » 18 Jan 2014 19:31

I have those in my collection.
This is a fast and uncomplete list of details indicating 1sts:

Dune - Gollancz, black cover, 1966, price 30/-
Dune Messiah, Gollancz, yellow cover, 1971
Children of Dune, Gollancz, 1976, P3.95
God Emperor of Dune, Gollancz, 1981, P6.95
Heretics of Dune, Gollancz, 1984, P8.95
Chapterhouse: Dune, Gollancz, 0-575-03576-5, Mar 1985, P8.95

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Re: How to recognize a first edition?

Postby just_kyle » 21 Jan 2014 23:17

Kwisatz wrote:I have those in my collection.
This is a fast and uncomplete list of details indicating 1sts:

Dune - Gollancz, black cover, 1966, price 30/-
Dune Messiah, Gollancz, yellow cover, 1971
Children of Dune, Gollancz, 1976, P3.95
God Emperor of Dune, Gollancz, 1981, P6.95
Heretics of Dune, Gollancz, 1984, P8.95
Chapterhouse: Dune, Gollancz, 0-575-03576-5, Mar 1985, P8.95


Thank you, that will help as I work on my collection.


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