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Old Apr 20 2007, 10:29 PM   #1
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Wow! 50 Highlights! So I figure I'd better make it something special.

How about two special copies of Anne's first Pern novel, DRAGONFLIGHT? And this being the 40th Anniversary of Pern, it seems fitting.

The two special editions are:
The Easton Press (the red leather bound copy) and
The 30th Anniversary Edition (the purple cased copy)




The Easton Press copy was actually put out in two different covers. The one I have is just plain with the 'spider web' as I call it. The other cover has a gilt rendering of Whelan's Dragonflight cover. Whelan's cover art is also printed inside each copy. I think they were $50 new, tho not positive.





Bantam's 30th Anniversary of Pern edition was issued in a slipcase with no dust jacket in 1997.


Each was signed by Anne..........

and also numbered. There were 1000 copies issued at $30.00 each. Kinda neat that the 30th Anniv copy cost $30. This edition uses the Weston art for it.
I like the fact that a US artist was on one copy and the UK artist on the other.

Cheryl did Highlight 26 on the 30th Anniversary watch. It also has the Weston dragon on it to go with the slip cased edition.

I tried to find some pricing for the 30th Anniversary edition and couldn't find any, sorry. And eBay actually has the Whelan cover Easton Press up for sale at the moment.

(edit by Hans to add pics of first Easton Dragonflight)
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Old Apr 21 2007, 03:50 AM   #2
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I rarely drool over other-than-poetry-books, but I drooled over these.

Congratulations on a fine purchase.
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Old Apr 21 2007, 04:06 AM   #3
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A wonderful Collecting Highlight with some beautiful books and indeed a worthy title for our 50th Collecting Highlight, Becky!
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Old Apr 21 2007, 11:23 AM   #4
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The 30th aniversary edition went for $50. Lovely book.
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Old Apr 21 2007, 12:32 PM   #5
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Hmmm, guess I could be wrong about the price of the 30th Anniv copy, but swear it was $30. I've always thought it great that the price and it being the 30th Anniv were pretty neat. Oh, well, they're pretty close.
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Old Apr 21 2007, 04:20 PM   #6
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Oh, I do need to thank Hans for adding the photos of the Whelan gilt cover on the Easton Press. The one I had was little and just not clear and he added the better ones after I'd posted this. So..... Thanks Hans!
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"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Those are beautiful, Becky!
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Becky, those are truely lovely copies you have collected...and nicely signed!! I have never seen the purple one before....the cover is stunning!! Thanks for sharing these with us...gives us all something to majorly drool over...and to dream about finding...LOL!!!
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:hands Maelin her drool towel, freshly washed and most importantly DRY!:
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Maelin, remember you pointed out the purple one for me once (on UK eBay) not long after you bought yout DelRey Draginflight hardcover? I lost the bid then which, I think, went over a 100 pounds but certainly over a 100 dollars.
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Old Apr 27 2007, 04:17 PM   #11
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WOOOP's...I forgot that Hans....sure looks great up close though, we don't see this edition very often no wonder I didn't recognize it!!! To bad it's so expencive...I'm sure it would look great with all the rest of our books...LOL

P.S. Seiveheaditist strikes again...arrrgggghhh!!!
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