Post by Liam R. Findlay on Mar 24, 2016 17:01:55 GMT -5
All of my Penny Dreadful-style paperbacks had matte quality covers, but I just received a Reptile Room, Or Murder! and it's a glossy cover. I find it interesting that there are both matte and glossy versions considering how short-lived these editions were. What kind of covers do others have?
My trio are all matte; ordinary card, with the usual pretty bad HarperTrophy paper quality. Maybe they revamped their quality standards at some point? Can you tell what edition number your glossy Murder! is, or when it was issued?
Post by Liam R. Findlay on Mar 24, 2016 18:08:32 GMT -5
It says First Harper Trophy Edition, 2007- not sure if I'm missing a clearer issue statement but it seems to present itself just like the others. Perhaps it was a move to improve sales- I suppose we can only assume! Although, I personally prefer the card covers. They feel like authentic little publications from the time of the story.
That's odd; that definitely seems like a first edition, and I checked my own copy and it has the same text on its copyright page. I can't account for that, then. You don't have a standard matte copy of Murder! to compare the copyright pages or anything, do you?