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A particular paperback edition of "Princess Bride"

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Edited: Jul 14, 2015, 12:44am Top

I know that this group focuses on identifying titles and authors of books whose titles have been forgotten. I'm after an old mass-market paperback edition of William Goldman's "The Princess Bride." I can't find any thumbnail of the cover of the edition I'm after—which shows Princess Buttercup riding sidesaddle on a horse, wearing a steeple headdress, and winking at the reader. I bought it in the early 1980s, I imagine, and lost it around the time the movie came out (1987). So this edition appeared well before the movie. It might very well be a costly collectible now, but I'll find out once I have the correct data (publisher, date, etc.).

Jul 14, 2015, 1:26am Top

How sure are you about the winking part? The Ballantine/Del Rey cover was released in about 1984 and has Princess Buttercup riding sidesaddle and wearing a steeple headdress, but I think no wink. This same image was also cut out and used on a couple of other editions as well (one with a blue border and an embossed version on the 25th anniversary edition).

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Jul 14, 2015, 1:42am Top


I have this cover. And it's a paperback version.
According to the other LT members, the information you requested were;

Original size: 282 x 475

Used on this work: 147 times

"Best-guess" image for ISBN: 1558009175

Used for ISBN: 0345348036 (72), 0156035219 (32), 0151730857 (3), 0345418263 (3), 1558009175 (2), 0544173767 (2), 0345315324 (2), 0345294122 (2), 0345242254 (2), 0345301145 (1), 0708839789 (1), 0151015449 (1)

Number: 5102452 / 1

Edited: Jul 15, 2015, 10:12pm Top

Thank you both for the info. I'm no longer sure about the wink, but that is the cover I'm after . . . so . . . on to the next stage of the quest!

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