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Old Dec 24 2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default [No longer Wanted]: Dragonquest paperback (1)

Can anybody help me obtaining the following Dragonquest paperback edition:

Published by Sphere books, London in 1979. ISBN 0-722-16004-6
The cover art is by Chris Achilleos (who sold/sells this work under the title :"The Sentinel").
It is the fifth printing by Sphere but the only one with this particular artwork. It (especially the cover) needs to be in at least good, preferably fine or better condition.

I am also looking for a good quality scan of the book cover (front and back) as I only have pictures of the actual the artwork (see below).


If you know one for sale please let me know (by mail) - I prefer to buy from fellow fans/private persons
If you own one and want to sell or trade, please get in touch with me.
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Old Jan 13 2006, 12:12 PM   #2
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Last time I saw an edition with this cover on it, I was 14 years old, and it was in my schools library.

I'm guessing 21 years on that it might have been replaced - BUT I know people who still work there, so I can ask!

- Actually if memory serves, it was a small hardback. Hummmmmmmmmmm Have left messages for people!

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Old Jan 14 2006, 03:55 AM   #3
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Dunno Jay, never actually seen one; just the artwork. So, do ask, please
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Old Jan 14 2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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I keep in touch with the school's Librarian (she got me a job at a local library after I left school). Have left messages, and waiting for answer.

Actually, should really get her to log into MOM. She is an Anne McCaffrey fan!
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Old Jan 14 2006, 10:18 AM   #5
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Then, by all means, get her IN HERE
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Old Jan 14 2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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Messages have been left....
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Old Feb 3 2006, 12:18 PM   #7
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Hans, I've still not heard back from Maggie re the edition you're after. I'll keep trying, but I am a bit worried about the fact she's not answering her phone
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Old Feb 3 2006, 04:46 PM   #8
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Thanks, Jayru! A real collector is never in a hurry
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Old Feb 26 2010, 12:38 AM   #9
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I just purchased this gorgeuos little paperback on ebay for about AUD $10, including shipping from the UK. The seller described the condition as near fine, but not mint. I absolutely love this dragon! I know it is not a Pernese dragon, but he has so much character. I love it! Cant wait to get it.

Hans, did you find a decent copy of this for yourself yet?
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Old Feb 26 2010, 03:53 AM   #10
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Oh dear, yes, I bought it many turns ago, after all the original post is from 2005
I think I even have different versions (different text on cover). It is the only art the famous Chris Achilleos did for the Pern (UK) books. The art as shown above is also in the Pern Museum art Gallery.
Like you, I like the artwork for itself. It has a title: the Sentinel.
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Old Mar 20 2010, 07:24 AM   #11
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Joz, is this the cover you were talking about?
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Old Mar 20 2010, 08:50 AM   #12
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Yes, this is the one!

Sorry to drag the topic back up again, Hans, but Samsara and I got together for a face-to-face gathering and I mentioned that I had this one but the spine was falling apart.
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Oops... yes I probably should have mentioned that...
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Old Mar 20 2010, 10:17 AM   #14
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It's alright, ladies.

As long as readers understand I already have this on my shelf for several years now
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Old Mar 20 2010, 10:43 AM   #15
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Congratualtions Samsara...I had forgotten about this cover art...thanks for bringing it up again Samsara and Joz...it's good to see it again. I unfortunately don't have one of these...YET, but I have hopes of finding one in the near future.
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Old Mar 24 2010, 11:34 PM   #17
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Thanks Lady M! If I see another for sale I will let you know! He's gorgeous, this dragon is!
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