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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:20 am 
 

I recently bought this item:




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i though it was a midkemia product (actually i have always seen the "Cities" 2nd edition by Midkemia) but, as a matter of fact, once i received it, i didnt find any mention of the publisher...



is there anybody who has knowledge of the item?



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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:41 am 
 

This URL indicates that it is Midkemia:

. . . http://www.crydee.com/raymond-feist/gam ... emia-press

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:57 am 
 

From the site above:
"Midkemia Press was born (formally still known as Abrams & Everson) and produced their first (and arguably their best) product , the book CITIES, in 1979."

My 1981 Black Tower lists Cites as a Midkemia Press product, & has an identical illustration/production appearance.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:12 am 
 

well, tnx a lot! weird that there is no mention of the publisher in the book itself! (on the other hand a lot of early rpg books had this feature)

one more question: from the link of JohnGaunt there are actually two different 1st editions of this book (blue ad white cover from the pic): are they simply two different printing runs?


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:13 am 
 

RPG.net has the following in their description of the book, which might explain why you can't find info on the publisher in it:

This is the first edition of Cities. Midkemia Press didn't actually exist at the time, but it was founded by the time these individuals published the second edition of their book, two years later.


(Though the above link contradicts this.)

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:17 am 
 

It is a Midkemia book, first print I believe. IIRC, they didn't get their shit together for a while.  I remember someone telling me they wanted to test the waters.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:28 am 
 

Axel, i have that one...defo a midkemia book.

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:07 am 
 

Yep its a Midkemia book.  Its the blue covered version of 1st Edition Cities.  Here is the tan version of the same book:




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I haven't look to see which came first yet.  Nice win by the way!

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:26 pm 
 

aia wrote:weird that there is no mention of the publisher in the book itself!


There is some ambiguous wording in this statement: "Midkemia Press was born (formally still known as Abrams & Everson)..."

Either the formal name of the publishing company was 'Abrams & Everson' back in 1979, or it still is today. While oft associated with amateur self-publishers, this is entirely common even with major houses like 'Alfred P. Knopf' or 'Harcourt-Brace-Jovanovich.'

  
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