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how to decide if you really want it by Jack Campin
This is a new one on me. Watching a customer in the shop who seemed undecided about whether he was going to buy something or not (I think it was a vintage Ordnance Survey map). He was standing in the aisle swinging his pocket watch over it - pendulum divination. Seems the pendulum said...
September 23rd 16 07:24 PM
by Jack Campin Go to last post
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Plymouth Publishing Company, New York by Francis A. Miniter
I have a copy of "The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe", Plymouth Publishing Company, New York, "Midnight Edition", no date, no copyright information of any kind, 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, flexible red textured faux leather boards, frontispiece with tissue, printed on Nelson india paper, three...
September 12th 16 05:14 PM
by Dean A. James Go to last post
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Canada West Magazine by N.L. Barlee by 3roundsaminute
Hello, Does anyone have old back issues of this magazine that they are interested in selling. If so, then I am buying. Best, Greg
August 15th 16 01:24 PM
by Tonepatron Go to last post
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The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe and... by Dydo
I also have this Poe book. Has anyone any information? On Saturday, August 22, 1998 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, wrote: I am interested in determining the value of a couple old books which are in very good shape but have limited information on publishing: 1) "The Complete Works...
August 12th 16 04:51 AM
by Dydo Go to last post
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Transposing dust jackets by [email protected]
Hi, I'm a bit new to collecting, so forgive me if this is a bit outrageous. Suppose you had a very special copy of a book, say, with an inscription, but the dust jacket was less than fine. If you were able to acquire another copy of the book of the exact edition, with a perfect dust jacket,...
January 29th 16 09:31 PM
by OldBob Go to last post
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Best of Life Magazine by Paul
In the 1970s I remember a very large lavishly illustrated book containing the best if Life magazine. However I cannot remember the title, and when I search for "Best of Life" magazine the only result I get is for the much smaller book, "Best of Life" 1973, 294 pages. Can anyone please help and...
November 17th 15 11:32 AM
by michael adams[_2_] Go to last post
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The Fairy Foxes 3rd Edition by [email protected]
I have a copy of The Fairy Foxes 3rd Edition, A Chinese Legend, Told in English by Mrs. Archibald Little, c1895, Tokyo (10 Hiyosicho), T. Hasegawa. It's printed on crepe paper. The book appears to have all it's pages. The pages are worn and fragile, but in overall good condition. I've just started...
October 26th 15 03:21 PM
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Richard Ford Independence Day question by [email protected]
I have a 1st Ed. missing "with" on line 21 pg 289. My copy also appears to have been bound with pages 377-392 missing. Have any other collectors come across this same misbinding? I've searched online to no avail.
October 11th 15 01:29 PM
by Jack Campin Go to last post
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Unscrupulous Dealers and Price Gouging in Seattle? by Stone Mirror (the Great and Terrible)
I own a pristine copy of a volume titled "The Picatrix", published by Ourobouros Press in 2001 in a limited edition of 1000 copies (mine is #331). I'm doing an appraisal of the current value of this book, so I searched Bookfinder to see what was listed there. There are several copies listed,...
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October 7th 15 08:53 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Blakeslee by Blakeslee
My husband has an old book of poems (Evangeline) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It has a gold shimmery cloth cover with some kind of flower on it front of it silver colored. The back of the book is a shimmery light green . Inside has, H.M. Caldwell CO., New York & Boston. Copyright 1904 by H.M....
September 15th 15 05:59 PM
by Joe Mc Go to last post
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Looking for Collector in Cincinnati by [email protected]
I have a collection of of first editions from late 1800's through the 19th century. A few of these are unique and I would like to show them to a fellow Collector for some insight. Please let me know if you areinterested, I am moving this week so may not get right back to you. Thank you Cheryl
September 8th 15 07:33 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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New collector by [email protected]
Over the past 8 months, I have begun collecting first editions. It all started when my in-laws handed me their John Grisham books. I knew enough to check out the copyright page and it turns out all of them were first printings. Over the past 8 months I have picked up a total of about 20 first...
August 29th 15 05:11 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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More bad collecting news: NYC by OldBob
On 3/11/2011 7:57 PM, J wrote: Today, after work, I went down to Brooklyn to look at some bookshops. I normally start this trip at Heights Books, which has not been in Brooklyn Heights for two years, after their last home there was sold for a considerable sum, and they were not invited to...
August 29th 15 12:45 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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That Time I Visited 17 Bookstores In One Day (link) by [email protected]
http://bookriot.com/2015/06/05/that-time-i-visited-17-bookstores-in-one-day How many people reading this could do such a thing if they wanted to?
June 6th 15 12:30 AM
by Jack Campin Go to last post
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Le Petit Prince - Edition Questions by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
On 4/12/2015 11:00 AM, wrote: Hello, I have a French copy of Le Petit Prince and am wondering which edition it is. It's hardcover, sand-colored cloth, with brown lettering and image of the prince on the cover. The spine has "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry" at the top and "Le...
April 23rd 15 02:37 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Philly book fair closes? by [email protected]
I'd already bought my bus ticket to go down to Philadelphia tomorrow. The promotional material said: The Philadelphia Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair will be held on Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14, and presents some of the finest vintage Book & Ephemera Dealers in America. This is the only major...
January 15th 15 03:22 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Water damaged poster by Susan
I recently found a numbered print rolled up in a poster tube. The problem is it has been water damaged at some point and therefore stuck, unable to unroll. The poster is very much of interest to me and my employment, not of value otherwise that I know of. Any idea how I might remedy this in...
January 1st 15 12:49 AM
by Don Phillipson[_2_] Go to last post
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FAQ for this group? by Denise[_3_]
Hi, I used to hang out here a lot but have been away for quite a while. I've been linking to the RCB FAQ from my website, but just found the link is dead. Can anyone tell me where it's moved? I hope it's still around somewhere, as I often have pointed folks to it for book care tips. cheers!
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December 24th 14 11:30 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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A Conundrum by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I bought a book today, John LeCarre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I is in the original format that Knopf published in the USA when it came out. The problem is that it is sealed in plastic, never opened. It is the same size as both BCEs and regular printings (I compared it). It has a...
October 28th 14 06:20 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Bookstores: Vancouver/Victoria by [email protected]
I'm off to Canada in a few days, visiting British Columbia for the first time. Are there any 'don't miss' shops--either new or second-hand--that posters can recommend?
September 28th 14 02:19 PM
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