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Dennis McMillan Publishers and George Pelecanos


Good Morning John:

I have an opportunity to purchase several George Pelecanos titles published by Dennis McMillan/ McMillan Publishing. These are NOT the limited/ numbered or limited/ lettered versions though. Rather they are neither numbered nor lettered, however, they are supposed to be limited.

One book is referred to as the trade version of the title. It's referred to as the limited cloth edition and comes with a slipcase. Another is referred to as just the hardcover edition, another as the Author's Presentation edition w/ slipcase and another as Publisher's Presentation Copy w/ slipcase.

Are there generally fewer of these in number for a particular title than the version of the book published the same year by Little, Brown?

All the McMillan books I have found, including those on your website, are referred to as first editions. Did McMillan publish these titles concurrent with the larger publisher (i.e., Little, Brown)? I haven't been able to answer that question with my Google search.

These seem like an interesting way to collect certain Pelecanos titles...I am just looking for a bit more information that if I pick these up they will be considered by most collectors.

Any information is helpful. Thank you to you and Virginia as always.
Chris


John Replies:

Hey Chris:

Dennis McMillan editions always came out before the NY publisher editions. Dennis created beautiful books (all books were short run/limited editions), but unfortunately he closed up shop a couple of years ago when the economy tanked. George Pelecanos was one of McMillan's regular releases, and they are worth collecting.

Prices do vary based on which copy you have. You can check out current values by looking through the books at www.bookfinder.com.


George Pelecanos limited edition books are available at VJ Books. We also offer limited edition books by other authors.


I hope this helps.
John



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