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1st editions vs. collector editions by JenniferJiselle
I am new to collecting so pardon my ignorance. I recently read that it may be more valuable in the long run to collect leather-bound collector book copies rather than 1st editions. I question this and ask for some statement by an authority about this. Thank you.
March 9th 13 02:34 PM
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Isaac Asimov... my humble collection by SpanishMill
Aside from the first three Foundation books, which rare and Extremely Expensive, I've managed to acquire most of the Foundation universe books. 1. Triangle: Gutter Code C13 on page 516 of both the trade and SFBC issues. Both produced from the same print run, but the BCE was released as a May 1961...
March 9th 13 01:34 AM
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Arthur C. Clarke - Odyssey series by SpanishMill
Just sharing some of my Sci Fi - Clarke collections Here's my 1st edition / 4th printing of 2001 a space...
February 8th 13 03:30 PM
by SpanishMill Go to last post
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Philip K. Dick - VALIS series by SpanishMill
Sharing my collection of PKD VALIS series books. Here's my 1st edition / 1st printing of VALIS. This was only printed in paperback originally. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/assets/stories/wxCkWSFG.ks9diq6kaXsLw.jpg http://www.collectorsweekly.com/assets/stories/J5EktuIfruIoDZeJWuYzTA.jpg
February 7th 13 09:28 PM
by SpanishMill Go to last post
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first edition i.d. by [email protected]
Howdy -I have copy of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The copyright page has no number line. It is copyright @1994 by John Brendt. ISBN 0-679-42922-0. Manufactured in the United States of America. There is no price on the cover, or anywhere else. 388 pages. Published by...
February 7th 13 08:58 PM
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The Sirens of Titan by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Today I happened on the true first of this Vonnegut book, the Dell paperback from 1959. While definitely not as valuable as the very scarce hardcover that followed in 1961, it is none the less in very good shape with only a couple minor creases. One often ignores paperbacks when book hunting....
February 3rd 13 02:46 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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some old-time dealers by J[_2_]
I recently visited the New York Society Library, which was having a sale of unwanted and donated materials. I found one hardcover book I’d wanted for a while, and browsed a cart of magazines, selecting two back issues of THE BOOK COLLECTOR. I see that this quarterly journal, founded by thriller...
January 24th 13 02:51 AM
by Jean B. Go to last post
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Odd Volumes Redux by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A year or two ago I picked up volumes 2 through 5 of the first edition of Washington Irving's _Life of George Washington_ (Putnam, 1855-59). As with other incomplete sets, I thought to myself, "I will spend the rest of my life looking for the first volume." This week, I found volume 1, not...
January 24th 13 02:47 AM
by Jean B. Go to last post
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Poems and Stories. JRR Tolkein. De Luxe Edition - Tolkein.JPG (0/1) by Steve
Hi, Just in case anybody is interested I have just put the above up for sale on eBay Condition: Almost perfect Seller notes: “Still boxed (box very slightly scuffed on back. Book itself in perfect condition. Hardly ever even opened. (Have had it since new)”
January 6th 13 07:46 PM
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Thanks, Francis. by Willow Arune[_3_]
After one of your posts, I headed to the UNBC library for Karen Armstong's THE BATTLE FOR GOD. I have log been of the opinion that it is not any particular religion, but the fundamentalists of any religion that represent the greatest danger to our countries, be we in a Muslim nation, Israel or any...
December 21st 12 04:55 PM
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Bedbugs in Books by Willow Arune[_3_]
There have been growing number of reports of bedbug infestations in library books. Well, I don't think some used book stores or thrifts are in any better position... What steps have you taken to avoid the problem of bringing home bedbugs with your used book purchases. i suppose the same question...
December 21st 12 04:20 AM
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Found Today by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
At a thrift store today, I came across a first printing of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest in fine condition with the first state dust jacket ("Volman" not "Volmann") also in fine condition. I think it was in my hands before I even read the title. This is actually the first time I have...
December 16th 12 04:04 PM
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odd volumes from a set by Jean B.
I was gazing once again at two volumes that I have. From the exterior they look unexciting, and I wondered why I got them. I was going to give them away but happened to open them only to be reminded that they were published in 1799 and had been rebound. They are volumes 2 and 3 of a set. ...
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December 7th 12 02:24 AM
by Jean B. Go to last post
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P.D. James by Willow Arune[_3_]
It seems every new P.D. James book is widely distributed yet I have yet to meet anyone who actually reads and enjoys them. Most say they cannot stand Daglish. Any lovers here? Willow
December 6th 12 08:12 AM
by Judith Brenan Go to last post
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LinkedIn Rare Books Enthusiasts by jyamamo[_2_]
Just a thought, but if people are interested in a forum for civilized discussion of issues relating to rare books and book collecting, you might consider the following: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1970996&trk=hb_side_g Cordially, John
December 6th 12 02:40 AM
by Jason Burke[_2_] Go to last post
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What happened to rec.collecting.books? by Hardyboys
I've not been here for a while and it appears to be moribund.
December 4th 12 08:54 AM
by Jason Burke[_2_] Go to last post
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Another one New To Me by Willow Arune[_3_]
Just finished the first in a series by Chelsea Cain "Heartsick". i was not certain that I would enjoy it but found that as the pages passed, it seemed to get better and better. Archie is a detective in Portand; Grechen is a serial killer who tortures her victims. Archie was captured by her and is...
November 28th 12 01:28 AM
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Primo Levi, If This Is A Man by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Orion Press, New York, 1959, first printing in English; vg in vg- dust jacket (one small tear). About a week ago, I bought this book at a used goods store. But I only checked it out online this evening. Was I surprised. Asking prices greatly exceeded expectations. Francis A. Miniter
November 25th 12 02:45 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Rich Dobson - A Great Find! by Willow Arune[_3_]
In the early 1930s, a stock broker in NYC, having lost everything in the Crash, hopped a train to Wyoming and became a cowboy starting right at the bottom. Richmond Hobson, son of a Spanish American War hero and a mother with European nobility connections had had a good life up to the Crash. ...
November 3rd 12 05:00 AM
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Salisbury's Library Book Sale by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Not all book sales are created equal. I have mentioned in the past the annual Westport sale which often features books from the libraries of celebrities or New York City book publishers. This weekend, the Town of Salisbury in Connecticut is having a library book sale, and, as many towns do,...
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October 28th 12 11:41 PM
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