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Black Book Numbers

Postby dmb » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:34 pm

Hello,
I recently bought the City Watch book collection from Amazon, they arrived today and I found that on the back of each book near the bottom was a number, I assumed that these were representing the order that they were published in the whole collection and the all corresponded with a list on Wikipedia. All except Thud! which according to all lists I could find was the 34th book published, but clearly shows a number 1 on the back.
I would be very grateful if anybody could enlighten me to why this is,

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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:54 pm

Hi dmb and welcome! :D

I'm afraid I don't have any of the black covers and therefore these numbers are news to me. But I know quite a few members here have them and may be able to help.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby stripy_tie » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:33 pm

I have all of the currently available black covers, they're all numbered in order of publishing up until "Thief of Time" and after that the backs are blank where the numbers should be. I just checked and my copy of "Thud!" definitely doesn't have any number printed on it.

As to why yours has a 1 on it I could make a guess at a printing error, the copies for the city watch collection were probably printed and bound especially for it rather than taken individually and sold together out of the current stock of black cover editions. I'd imagine that this is something unique to that collection.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby dmb » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:18 pm

Thanks for the replies :) , I have to agree that it probably is an error.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:24 pm

It's probably 'Quantum'. ;)
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby stripy_tie » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:12 am

dmb wrote:Thanks for the replies :) , I have to agree that it probably is an error.


No probs, how are you enjoying the watch series?
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby spideyGirl » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:09 am

Tonyblack wrote:It's probably 'Quantum'. ;)


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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:53 pm

It's that damm Butterfly again. :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby dmb » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:13 pm

stripy_tie wrote:
dmb wrote:Thanks for the replies :) , I have to agree that it probably is an error.


No probs, how are you enjoying the watch series?


Yeah I think they are some of my favourites :)
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:57 pm

They are right, he is the best humorous English author since PG Wodehouse.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby RJH » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:35 pm

They put the number one on the back of the cover due to it winning the Discworld World Cup, so I am led to believe.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:22 pm

How can Snuff win the Cup before it was published?
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby stripy_tie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:42 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:How can Snuff win the Cup before it was published?



What does Snuff have to do with this? we're talking about the black cover edition of "Thud!" printed for the watch collection.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:57 pm

Ahh. Forgive me. I'm not yet woken up from Christmas and New Year.
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Re: Black Book Numbers

Postby stripy_tie » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Ahh. Forgive me. I'm not yet woken up from Christmas and New Year.


This i can sympathise with, still not got back into the swing of things myself.
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