Matching paperbacks?

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« on: April 25, 2014, 07:15:59 pm »
Hello,

Being a Kindle reader I'm reading the books on e-book format, but now I want to order all 5 books on paperback for my wife. I checked Amazon but it seems there are 2 versions of covers for each book (covers with the faces and no faces). Is there a way to make sure I'll get the matching book for all 5? Were they published by different publishers? Or any other online / international retailer that sells only new sets?

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 07:42:32 pm »
The first prints look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIGNED-1st-1st-Prince-of-Nothing-Set-Darkness-That-Comes-Before-R-Scott-Bakker-/310883491997?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item486219a09d

They just have the bakker-sript covers and no face.  Also, those are the only ones that are hard cover.

There are at least 2 versions of the paperbacks, known as "large edition" and "small edition"

Large edition has the man with the face:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/R-Scott-Bakker-Collection-Prince-of-Nothing-3-Books-Set-The-Thousandfold-Thought-/181202021971?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item2a307b6e53

Small edition have no man but have a different picture. These are slightly smaller in size and generally look like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-The-Darkness-That-Comes-Before-by-R-Scott-Bakker-Paperback-Book-/160973852664?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item257aca0ff8
(sorry couldn't find 1 picture with all 3)


To my knowledge, the books in Aspect-Emperor are also in 2 formats, hard cover and paperback.

Hardcover has the man with the face again:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Judging-Eye-One-by-R-Scott-Bakker-2010-Paperback-/300818895602?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item460a3412f2

And the soft covers look more similar to the small edition (both in size and in style):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-JUDGING-EYE-9781590202920-R-SCOTT-BAKKER-PAPERBACK-NEW-/390695436855?pt=US_Fiction_Books&hash=item5af7434237

I'll poke around and see if I can't find you something will all of them.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 07:50:19 pm »
If you follow the links to amazon.com from Bakker's site:
http://www.rscottbakker.com/books/

You will be directed to books that are all in the paperback small edition format.... Except for the most recent White Luck Warrior.

Barnes and Nobel is where a friend of mine got all of his, and they are all in the same small edition format:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/r-scott-bakker?store=allproducts&keyword=r+scott+bakker


Hope that helps.


How has your read of TSA has been going well since January ;).

EDIT:
btw just realize you aren't in America. Most of the references I have made are for the USA editions. You'll run into difference between the Canadian and American covers, so deffintely try to stick with 1 country.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 08:02:17 pm by Wilshire »
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2014, 01:29:11 pm »
Thanks, Wilshire.
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