Re: "The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger" Special Edition information
Originally Posted by maxtrix
I already purchased this, found it at a thrift store for $3.50 believe it or not. No slipcase/dust cover though, it's the #00 numbering that is throwing me off. All online research shows that numbering does not/should not exist.
Sometimes publishers produce extra copies that are signed, but are never intended to be sold to the public. Sometimes the 'number' is blank. Sometimes 'author's copy' or 'publisher's copy' is there in place of the number.
I've seen some limited editions being sold with more than 26 'lettered' copies; they simply start using aa, bb, etc. Could yours be oh-oh instead of zero-zero? Maybe your #00 (or #oo) was Grant's way of distinguishing these special copies from those that were sold to the public.
Originally Posted by kingricefan
You gotta be kidding me!!! That has to be the find of the year, possibly the century (last century included!)!! I would have fainted dead away if I had found something like that in a thrift store! Sweet Jesus!! Don't know why it would have had a double zero for the number, but as as FlakeNoir said, Marsha should be able to help out with that. You might also shoot an email over to Grant books and ask them also, they keep records of that stuff, doncha know.
I agree! Finding a first printing, first edition for $3.50 (unsigned) would be an amazing bargain, even without a dust jacket! Your find is like finding a Da Vinci at a yard sale!
If this (these??) special copies did dot come with dust jackets or cases, then leave it as it is. If it is supposed to have a jacket, there is a chance Grant may have something stashed away that would make your book whole again.