Picked up a copy of Goldman's _The Princess Bride_ over the weekend... darn
it! It's missing the ffep, otherwise very good/very good. (Mike, et al,
does the absence of a ffep make the book FAIR as the AB Bookman's grading
chart would have it?)
Anyway, the copyright page states "First Edition" and then shows the letter
line BCDE. Both Zempel/Verkler and McBride state that the "First Edition"
statement is the important thing. McBride recommends ignoring the letter
line altogether. But I KNOW that HBJ is not consistent. For example,
Guterson's _Snow Falling..._ and Kurzweil's _A Case of Curiosities_ keep
the first edition slug through later printings. And, reportedly, there are
plenty of other HBJ titles that the true first letter line begins with B
Any help will be gladly appreciated.
Jon and Kate Butler
By the Book
Fine modern first editions (with the exception of _The Princess Bride_),
ARCs and UCPs, contemporary and hypermodern fiction... and the occassional