Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Special CARTE BLANCHE "RED EDITION" coming Dec 20

Here's a nice little Christmas present!

The good folks at MSE Books in the UK (a great source for special editions and hard to find titles) have alerted me to an all-new special edition of Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche coming our way on December 20.

Known as the "Red Edition", it will be a hardcover bound in red leather with head and tail bands and a ribbion bookmarker. Limited to just 500 copies, it will have a bullet embedded into the pages which will contain the limitation number (now that's pretty cool).

The price is £100 and it is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk. Unfortunately, there are no photos available yet, but I'm hoping to get some soon.

UPDATE: Photo revealed! Very nice. This appears to be another version of the Bentley Special Edition in red, and at a much more affordable price.

UPDATE 2: I've just received word that this edition is NOT signed as I originally reported. Sorry about that.

9 comments:

  1. Oh man! Now I feel even more burnt on that original limited edition that turned out to be nothing more than the regular first stuck in a flimsy cardboard box. THIS sounds like what I wanted... but I don't think I can afford it this time of year.

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  2. I'm in exactly the same boat, Tanner. :( And, yeah, I also feel burnt by the Waterstones special.

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  3. It seems that, as the books are progressively bad, the special editions get progressively better. Why do they do that to us????

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  4. Why do they throw a special edition on the market now, half a year after the release? Isn't Carte Blanche pretty old hat by now? I'd have thought everybody remotely interested in the various special editions - and some seem to have been nothing but a swizzle - would already be equipped by now, seems a bit late for the party.

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  5. Just wat we need another edition of a soso book. What a waste.

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  6. I too feel the same as above. I am kind of burnt out on all this special limited edition scams. Especially as I too thought the book was very average. Fleming, Amis, Gardner and Benson never had these multiple editions and some of their books are worth a fortune. You can't get rid of the Higson specials for love or money. I will resist.

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  7. After seeing the photo, I'm off the fence. I'm getting it. This appears to be the Bentley special, but £900 cheaper. It will look great beside my DMC Bentley edition. And I for one really enjoyed CB. :)

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  8. Just received an e-mail from Amazon saying "We regret to inform you that your order will take longer to fulfill than originally estimated. Our supplier has notified us that there is a delay... We are awaiting a revised estimate from our supplier, and will email you as soon as we receive this information."

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