I'm still working on completing my Bukowski collection and by this I mean buying all the largely available titles. Of course, some of these titles are available in different editions from different publishers, with different covers. I always felt that the cover from the first edition of any book should be kept the same through the years and through future editions of that book. It's part of the whole. The same goes for music albums, although for albums it doesn't happen as often as for books (they usually add bonus tracks to the albums, which is almost equally annoying if you ask me; why not edit these rare tracks separately and leave the album in its original form?...). Anyway, back to the covers, I always try to buy those editions that still have the original cover, even if I don't have the money for first editions. Does it work the same for you or is it just my own troubled mind?