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BOMC book that is not a book club edition by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
When is a Book of the Month Club book not a book club edition? When it is the only edition. The other day I found a most unusual book - Stephen King, Secret Windows: Essay and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (Book of the Month Club, 2000). Yes, BOMC actually published the book showing itself...
January 30th 12 10:42 PM
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anybody seen this truly warped book? by michael adams[_2_]
"Jack Campin" wrote in message ... I have been told by two different dealers that they have seen a Victorian manual on how to stuff kittens and make dioramas with them in costume, with versions of Gainsborough's "Blue...
December 21st 11 07:41 PM
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Long Island Book Fair: New Location by J[_2_]
The LIABDA Fall Fair, Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2011, will be held at Hofstra University's Student Center. Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Presented by the Antiquarian Book Dealers Association of Long Island (LIABDA). This is the only Vintage Book & Ephemera Show...
November 6th 11 12:40 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Finds at Goodwill by Joe Mc
The Odessa file by Frederick Forsyth hb dj first edition 1972 viking press The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon Riverhead books First ed first first printing numberline hb and dj signed with inscription by author. http://jpmcbooks.bravehost.com
October 16th 11 03:22 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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An Incredible Visit to Savers by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
They must have had a donation from someone who was cleaning up after a person who really knew his books. And the person cleaning up had to have known nothing of books. So . . . 1. H. P. Lovecraft (& divers hands), The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces (Arkham House 1959), near fine condition...
September 19th 11 03:01 PM
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A Fine Weekend at Library Book Sales by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I went to three sales in all, starting Friday morning. I came away with two real finds; Dick Francis, Nerve (Harper & Row 1964) book club edition, near fine (bookplate of former owner) in a very good- jacket (two small tears). Alan Furst, Dark Star (Houghton Mifflin 1991) fine in a fine dust...
September 18th 11 02:26 AM
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The JPS Torah Commentary by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Five volumes, 1989, in mint condition. Today was a very, very good day. -- Francis A. Miniter Mesure is Medicine þauh þou muche ȝeore. Al nis not good to þe gost þat þe bodi lykeþ, Ne lyflode to þe licam þat leof is to þe soule.
August 21st 11 05:20 AM
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Third-party Amazon transactions by David Ames[_2_]
A desired book had three listed sellers on Amazon. The first was unable to ship within Amazon's suggested time period and cancelled the order. (Probably needed it till the end of the semester.) The second did not respond at all. It turns out that the seller had no transactions within the past...
August 20th 11 11:41 PM
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Henry Adams, History of the United States by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A little while back, I picked up volume 6 of the Scribners 1889-1891 edition. Today, and it may have been from the same source, I think so, but I am not sure, I picked up the other 8 volumes of the set. It is now complete. Condition, about VG - to VG +. -- Francis A. Miniter Mesure is...
August 20th 11 09:16 PM
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Overlooked Book - Modern Library First of Catcher in the Rye by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A few months ago, I bought a box of books sight unseen for a small amount. It contained 15 - 20 Modern Library books along with a few others. I did not pay a lot of attention to those books, but put some on the shelves and set others aside to file away in the extras area. One of those that...
August 16th 11 07:47 PM
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Carolyn, From Texas to the Matterhorn through Hollywood by Bar Frik
This is a book about tough reality and a woman named Carolyn. The book is fiction based on the life of a Texas beauty gone Hollywood prostitute. It is titled "Carolyn,from Texas to the Matterhorn through Hollywood." It begins in a driveway in front of a Texas shack; a drunken father aiming his...
August 9th 11 10:50 PM
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Book Sale Find - North American History by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
The novel Black Robe by Brian Moore (and, yes, the movie, too) inspired me to do some research, from which I learned that the Jesuits in Canada were fanatical reporters, sending annual Relations back to their superiors in France, telling them everything that happened that year. While I have...
August 3rd 11 02:46 PM
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The Infamous, Outrageous Henry Morton Stanley by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Henry Morton Stanley has twice crossed my path in recent readings. The first time was when I was reading some book (whose name I cannot now remember) about the Civil War, and found that Stanley actually fought for the Confederacy and was captured at Shiloh. He promptly turned coat and...
August 3rd 11 04:24 AM
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Cash Advances Now Available by Eric Lindstrom
Cash advances now being offered for your collectible books and ephemera. National Book Auctions is pleased to offer an exclusive new consigner cash-advance program. Available to any qualified consignment, the program allows for instant access to the equity in a book or ephemera collection before...
July 11th 11 05:10 PM
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Third-party Amazon seller by David Ames[_2_]
A much-desired item was listed by three private sellers on Amazon. The first canceled my order because she was unable to ship within the time represented by Amazon. The second failed to ship and did not respond to my e-mail sent through Amazon. I rechecked the seller's "storefront." No...
July 1st 11 09:23 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Found book! by HardyBoys.us[_8_]
It's the custom in my town for people to leave books they no longer want at our local recycling center. While dropping off my recycling yesterday, I found a first edition of "Ball Four" by Jim Bouton, complete with a DJ in solid good condition.
June 30th 11 12:38 AM
by gamers88[_2_] Go to last post
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Being and Time by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Yesterday, Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, SCM Press, London, 1962, the first English language translation, first edition. Slight discoloring to the fine buckram cloth, a small hole in the page containing the Preface to the Seventh German Edition, and some light marginal pencil marks on the...
June 17th 11 03:59 AM
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Shardik by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Today, I found a signed first printing of the American edition of Richard Adams' Shardik, the author's second novel, in fine condition. I already had a first printing and I cannot say what prompted me to pull it out and look at the title page, where it was signed. -- Francis A....
June 16th 11 03:38 PM
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Find- by Joe Mc
I found this in my basement book stacks. I almost put it up for auction at ebay as one of 10 books in a lot . I removed it from the 10 just so I could stay within the 10 lb limit for media mail. I then did a look up on the internet for this book which I thought was not worth much. Book is Year of...
June 3rd 11 08:20 PM
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Doomsday Book (Connie Willis), 1st Edition or BCE? by paratize
Hello Folks - Yes, I did do a search on this newgroup for any discussions related to this book, and I found one that mentions that the 1st Edition has a price listed in the book, whereas the book club edition does not. And if I go just by that, then I can say my copy is a BCE. HOWEVER, two people...
May 15th 11 12:48 PM
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