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Unusual Edition of Kennedy's Profiles in Courage by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
What I picked up today is a copy of the Inaugural Edition of this work (1961, of course) by Harper & Row. But, it is not cloth bound. Rather it is beautifully leather bound in brown leather and gold trim. What I don't know is whether this copy was part of a presentation copy (for which I...
October 18th 13 04:11 AM
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The Sea Wolf Jack London by Linda Donnelly
I was at an estate sale today and came across a copy of The Sea Wolf by Jack London. I am new at book collecting , so please pardon my ignorance. I am having trouble figuring out what it is worth in the market. The copyright says 1903, 1904 and it is followed by "Published October 1904, ...
October 14th 13 02:26 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Upstate NY shopping? by [email protected]
I'm going up by Cooperstown next week, and spending a day in Hobart, the "book town." Anybody have any suggestions of other places in the area I should hit?
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1899 "Regulations for the government of The Life-Saving Service of the United States" by captcouillon
The item I have is an original copy (hardbound) of the 1899 "Regulations for the government of The Life-Saving Service of the United States". As far as I have been able to research, this was the last edition of the regulations before the USLSS was absorbed by the new US Coast Guard in 1917 Book...
September 7th 13 03:41 PM
by R. Totale Go to last post
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Really old books found by Gixxer5
Hello, I read a few threads and it seems to me that this is the place to ask some questions. I found some really old books in an old Victorian home years ago and they have been decoration on my book shelf for years now. I have always wondered if they maybe worth anything. I would really appreciate...
August 28th 13 10:09 PM
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Rendevouz with Rama by A.C.Clarke by SpanishMill
After searching for a a couple of years for this (at the right price!) I finally scored a First edition / First printing copy...and you won't believe what I paid for it!...
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Naipaul signature by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I bought a copy of V. S. Naipaul's The Masque of Africa (2010) at a book sale a week ago. Last night I looked more carefully at it and found that the author had signed it on the title page just above his name. This is the first signature I have of a Nobel Laureate. Francis A. Miniter
July 7th 13 04:19 PM
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Canada West Magazine by prairie-grass
Hi, I'm looking for Vol 3, No 4, Winter 1971 for the above-noted magazine. I would be grateful for info leading to a copy of this magazine.
June 25th 13 06:13 PM
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A Separate Peace...John Knowles by Weathers123
I recently found a copy dated 1959....from the International Collectors Library. Now, I know that most of ICL's books aren't really worth anything. But, I'm just wondering if "A Separate Peace" might be worth a bit more than some of the others. I know that it is a sought after book...or so I have...
June 21st 13 04:23 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Just Found by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, 1969 first edition, first printing) in fine condition with fine dust jacket, and no internal marks. This has been on my actively sought list for at least a decade. And I found it at a thrift store. Francis A. Miniter
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June 17th 13 06:55 PM
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THE HARDY BOYS UNOFFICIAL HOME PAGE by Hardyboys
THE HARDY BOYS UNOFFICIAL HOME PAGE http://hardyboys.us The most detailed site about the Hardy Boys on the Internet. Detailed information on all the books, both hardcover & paperback. All the TV series: the Mickey Mouse Club serials, the animated series, the 70's series starring Shaun Cassidy &...
June 1st 13 03:57 PM
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D.C. bookshops? by J[_2_]
Can anyone give me some hints? I'll be in Washington for a weekend with friends, but expect to have some time when I can be shopping on my own. I recall that there were some nice shops near Dupont Circle, but it's been a long time since I was there, and I imagine that (like in most cities) many...
May 13th 13 11:24 PM
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Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I just picked up a paperback 1st printing (Ballantine, November 1967) for a nominal sum. This is one of those paperbacks that you don't pass up. Francis A. Miniter
May 12th 13 01:46 PM
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Book Auction by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A week ago, I went to a book auction in New London, Connecticut. It was of the type they call a "pick auction". There were thousands of books, divided up onto separate tables for each source (estate, dealer, etc.) and the potential buyers put together lots of up to ten items per lot on which...
May 10th 13 10:45 PM
by Don Phillipson[_2_] Go to last post
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Sir Walter Scott, Religious Discourses, By A Layman by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I know, a strange thing for him to have written. I found this last Saturday inexpensively at a college library sale. It is a first edition, which he wrote anonymously. Published by Henry Colburn, London 1828, in full leather, five bands on spine, all edges gilt, no ads at the end. ...
May 10th 13 04:49 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Anyone got any F.W.Boreham's? by Jack Campin
wrote: I realize this is a very old post, but if you're still out there I'd be very interested in those photocopy reprints! Dunno who that was aimed at. Somewhere around here I have a book by F.W. Boreham, published about 100 years ago. I picked it up because I once...
May 4th 13 10:59 PM
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Finally completed my Gregory Benfornd collection by SpanishMill
Benford is local to me... he is a physics professor at a local university. Hard science writer... I have all of the "Galactic Center Saga" titles all singed 1. In the Ocean of Night, 1977 1st SFBC edition / 1st printing / signed *1978 Locus Poll Award - Best SF Novel (Place: 2) *1978...
April 24th 13 12:16 AM
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Remainder Marks? by SpanishMill
Did publishers remainder mark paperbacks from the '50's??? I'm looking at Clarke 1958 The Deep Range, Signet 1st ed. with what looks like red/orange remainder spray on the bottom only.
April 23rd 13 11:54 PM
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Used Book Sale for Chicago area folks by Friends of the Library
Super Spring Used Book Sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28th from noon - 4:30 pm. (3:30 for kids room) at the library, 500 N. Dunton. No electronic devices may be used in the sale rooms. Our silent auction will run from 9 a.m. until 2. Phone 847-392-0100 or...
April 15th 13 07:56 PM
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Binding on new books by contempted
I just bought a brand new book and within 50 pages of reading it the part of the book by the spine where the pages connect to the cover has separated from the spine. Now when the book is open you can shove a pencil clear under the pages and the spine. IS this normal for a book, have books always...
March 31st 13 01:58 PM
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