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0448 Darker Than Amber

September 18, 2013
0448 Darker Than Amber 322
  • Title: Darker Than Amber
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Year: 1970
  • Publisher: Lippincott
  • Cover Price: $4.95 / $5.95
  • Cover Artist: Photo, John McDermott

Image courtesy of LW Currey, Inc.


This very rare hardcover edition of Amber is one of those combination photo/drawing covers that make it so hard to categorize some of these books. The classic McDermott portrait of McGee is matched up with a busty kneeling girl. The portrait looks good even blown up so large but the girl is a little ordinary. The cover is saved by the blood red shading. I’d love to see a copy someday to see the detail better, but at a thousand bucks it’s never going to happen.

The first and second printings were sold at different prices, hence the double cover price.


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  1. stuart radmore permalink
    September 18, 2013 3:23 pm

    Odd that Lippincott should publish a hardback edition four years after the paperback. Was it anything to do with the release of the movie DTA?

    Was there a movie tie-in paperback?

    Incidentally, DTA is currently viewable on Youtube.

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