Value of a Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic

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Value of a Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic

Postby jmvizanko » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:54 pm

I recently inherited a possibly first edition of both The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. Can anybody help identify the edition/printing of the following two books?

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Outer Description:

Book is blue with black around binding, gold letters and the Collin Smythe Gerards Cross Symbol. Dust jacket side and front have Terry Pratchett in blue and the title in red., and the back has the code 11154. The inside front of the dust jacket has the Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Library Journal, Oxford Times, and The Scotsman recommendations. There are 189 pages.

The title page has the following:

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
Terry Pratchett

(Colin Smythe symbol)
COLIN SMYTHE
Gerrards Cross

On the back of the title page is the following:

Copyright 1986 by Terry Pratchett

All rights reserved

First published in 1986 by Colin Smythe Limited
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Printed in the United States of America

Quality Printing and Binding By:
ARCATA GRAPHICS/KINGSPORT
Press and Roller Streets
Kingsport, TN 37662 U.S.A.





THE COLOUR OF MAGIC

Outer Description:

Black book with green around binding and gold lettering. Dust jacket has 06199 as code on the back. Inside front of dust jacket has Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and then Library Journal recommendations. There are 183 pages.

The title page has:

THE COLOUR OF MAGIC
Terry Pratchett

ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
NEW YORK

On the back of the title page is the following:

THE COLOUR OF MAGIC. Copyright 1983 by Terry Pratchett. All
rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of
this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever
without written permission except in the case of brief quotations
embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St.
Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010

Quality Printing and Binding by:
THE MAPLE-VAIL BOOK MANUFACTURING GROUP
Pine Camp Drive
Birmhamton, N.Y. 13902 U.S.A.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Value of a Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:35 am

The first first editions were printed in the UK weren't they? they could be the first US editions though.
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Re: Value of a Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:14 am

Welcome to the site, jmvizanko! :)

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Re: Value of a Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:55 pm

jmvizanko wrote:I recently inherited a possibly first edition of both The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic. Can anybody help identify the edition/printing of the following two books?

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Outer Description:

Book is blue with black around binding, gold letters and the Collin Smythe Gerards Cross Symbol. Dust jacket side and front have Terry Pratchett in blue and the title in red., and the back has the code 11154. The inside front of the dust jacket has the Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Library Journal, Oxford Times, and The Scotsman recommendations. There are 189 pages.

The title page has the following:

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
Terry Pratchett

(Colin Smythe symbol)
COLIN SMYTHE
Gerrards Cross

On the back of the title page is the following:

Copyright 1986 by Terry Pratchett

All rights reserved

First published in 1986 by Colin Smythe Limited
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Printed in the United States of America

Quality Printing and Binding By:
ARCATA GRAPHICS/KINGSPORT
Press and Roller Streets
Kingsport, TN 37662 U.S.A.





THE COLOUR OF MAGIC

Outer Description:

Black book with green around binding and gold lettering. Dust jacket has 06199 as code on the back. Inside front of dust jacket has Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and then Library Journal recommendations. There are 183 pages.

The title page has:

THE COLOUR OF MAGIC
Terry Pratchett

ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
NEW YORK

On the back of the title page is the following:

THE COLOUR OF MAGIC. Copyright 1983 by Terry Pratchett. All
rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of
this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever
without written permission except in the case of brief quotations
embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St.
Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010

Quality Printing and Binding by:
THE MAPLE-VAIL BOOK MANUFACTURING GROUP
Pine Camp Drive
Birmhamton, N.Y. 13902 U.S.A.

Thanks for any help.

Hi jmvizanko, Your copy of THE COLOUR OF MAGIC is a book club edition St. MARTIN'S PRESS pubilshed SFBC EDITIONS that is why you have a code instead of a ISBN ie International Standard Book Number without this it is not a 1st edition even though the UK editions used an American publisher Hill House to print their editions.
The same for THE LIGHT FANTASTIC no ISBN BUT A BOOK CODE. The UK edition was printed in the UK and should have a full wrap around dust jacket/cover artwork by Josh Kirby, they may be American 1st as the book club was the only one to buy the rights for them in the States. Hopes this helps. :)
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