Yeah I bid up to 202 quid. So whoever this chap is really wants it. Wouldn’t mind a look at the photos to decide if I want to push up to 250+ but... I’m inclined not to.
Hi Greg and welcome.Found something I think is pretty cool, and this seems like the group to share it with that might hopefully also think its cool. I live in Oregon, on the west coast of the USA, and I've found some cool David Gemmell books in thrift stores here from time to time ( one of our local thrifts brings in Welsh furniture and sometimes books come with the furniture.) Anyways, this weekend I found what I think is a 1st/1st Hardback of Ghost King, signed and dated March 12, 1988. Searched the date, and amazingly found there was a Forbidden Planet signing of his new book for an hour that day on the Forbidden Planet website, even with some pics! The cover is a bit beat up and the previous owner used a little tape to secure it on the book (sigh), but amazed that something so cool could end up in an Oregon thrift shop for $2.79.
You guys have some amazing collections on here, mine is only currently the Ghost King, a signed paperback trade Wolf in Shadow and the first Arrow print of Legend. So pretty minimal, but I've loved Gemmell's books for so long and its been fun finding books he signed out in the wild and halfway around the world! After finding this one, I think I may have to officially start collecting his books as well. Seeing what you guys have put together is inspiring me...Hi Greg and welcome.
That is a fantastic discovery! A HB Ghost King that is not a dog-eared ex-library copy is rare enough, but a signed and dated copy at that is unbelievable. What a find and thanks for the pics. I have very much settled for my unsigned but nice HB copy. Well, mine does have a book plate signature which has clearly been cut out of a paperback, so that doesn't count!