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Publication: Deathbird Stories

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  • Publication: Deathbird StoriesPublication Record # 243633
  • Author: Harlan Ellison
  • Date: 1990-00-00
  • Publisher: The Easton Press
  • Pub. Series: The Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Pages: xviii+345
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: COLLECTION
  • Notes:
    • "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" (over) "Bound in Genuine Leather" stated on the title page.
    • "The special contents of this edition are copyright 1990 by The Easton Press..." stated on the copyright page. No stated date of publication.
    • This is a signed limited edition of an unknown number of copies and was available by subscription only.
    • Signature page appears after the front free endpaper, and prints the statement "This leather-bound Easton Press Collector's Edition is personally signed by Harlan Ellison." under which is Ellison's signature.
    • One of The Masterpieces of Science Fiction series, indicated by the logo printed on the endpapers.
    • No ISBN, no printed price, and no dust jacket as issued.
    • The uncredited illustrative cover design is repeated on the back.
    • Pages are gilt-edged and there is a gold satin bookmark bound into the book.
    • The frontispiece, credited on the title page and the copyright page, is on the verso of the page facing the title page.
    • "Collector's Notes" (uncredited) are on a double-sided laid-in sheet.
    • Includes a publisher's note on page vi: A disquieting discovery was made during the preparations for publication of this and the previous edition of Harlan Ellison's most prestigious collection of stories. All previous editions had been set from outdated, imperfect versions of the manuscripts. This edition has been extensively revised by the Author; every page has been carefully examined for errors. This edition culls all mistakes, restores missing material, and is as close to a Preferred Text as the Author and The Easton Press can offer. It is the book, finally, as it was intended to be.
    • That being said, the story "The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" is mis-titled in the Contents as "The Wimper of Whipped Dogs."
    • Verified copy was purchased for approximately $40.00 from the publisher.
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Collection Title: Deathbird Stories • (1975) • collection by Harlan Ellison

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