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Old June 23rd 07, 03:02 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
Francis A. Miniter
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I am in shock.

Today at a friends of the library book sale, I picked up volumes 2 and 3 of the
first edition of Sir Walter Scott's _Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years After_.
Edinburgh 1814, Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.,
brown marbled boards, quarter bound in calf, gilt lines and titles on spine with
gilt on burgundy leather title pastedowns. Scott's name never shows; it was
published anonymously. The two volumes are in very good condition, with half
titles and all required blank pages intact. Vol 2 has the first issue misprints
on pages 136, 256. Cost: $1.00 each.


Francis A. Miniter
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Old June 23rd 07, 03:17 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
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Congratulations on finding such a pair of gems!

Alice



"Francis A. Miniter" wrote in message
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I am in shock.

Today at a friends of the library book sale, I picked up volumes 2 and 3
of the first edition of Sir Walter Scott's _Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years
After_. Edinburgh 1814, Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald
Constable and Co., brown marbled boards, quarter bound in calf, gilt lines
and titles on spine with gilt on burgundy leather title pastedowns.
Scott's name never shows; it was published anonymously. The two volumes
are in very good condition, with half titles and all required blank pages
intact. Vol 2 has the first issue misprints on pages 136, 256. Cost:
$1.00 each.


Francis A. Miniter



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Old June 23rd 07, 04:24 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
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On Jun 22, 6:02 pm, "Francis A. Miniter"
wrote:
I am in shock.

Today at a friends of the library book sale, I picked up volumes 2 and 3 of the
first edition of Sir Walter Scott's _Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years After_.
Edinburgh 1814, Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.,
brown marbled boards, quarter bound in calf, gilt lines and titles on spine with
gilt on burgundy leather title pastedowns. Scott's name never shows; it was
published anonymously. The two volumes are in very good condition, with half
titles and all required blank pages intact. Vol 2 has the first issue misprints
on pages 136, 256. Cost: $1.00 each.

Francis A. Miniter




That is a Mega Find! Congrats! Now you need to search high and low
for volume 1, or locate a university library that is lacking volumes 2
and 3.

Jerry

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Old June 23rd 07, 10:31 PM posted to rec.collecting.books
Jim[_2_]
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On Jun 22, 11:24 pm, "
wrote:

That is a Mega Find! Congrats! Now you need to search high and low
for volume 1, or locate a university library that is lacking volumes 2
and 3.


Yes, but odd volumes can be found on bookfinder.com, and even he if
pays a relatively high price, his cost for the set will still be a
bargain!

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Old June 24th 07, 02:37 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
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Default A Major Brag - Waverley 1st

In article [email protected],
"Francis A. Miniter" wrote:

I know. I feel like I have a lifetime task ahead of me! I learned today
that
the books at the sale were donated by an estate, after the rest were sent off
to
auction. The husband had been a dealer and collector until his death in the
1970s. The wife left things sit, and she recently died.


For those of us non-specialists, how big a find are these peices?

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Old June 24th 07, 05:51 AM posted to rec.collecting.books
Francis A. Miniter
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Scot Kamins wrote:
In article [email protected],
"Francis A. Miniter" wrote:


I know. I feel like I have a lifetime task ahead of me! I learned today
that
the books at the sale were donated by an estate, after the rest were sent off
to
auction. The husband had been a dealer and collector until his death in the
1970s. The wife left things sit, and she recently died.



For those of us non-specialists, how big a find are these peices?


As first issue, I would guess probably four figures.


Francis A. Miniter
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Old June 24th 07, 06:59 PM posted to rec.collecting.books
Scot Kamins
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Default A Major Brag - Waverley 1st

In article [email protected],
"Francis A. Miniter" wrote:

As first issue, I would guess probably four figures.


And no embedded decimal point? Yikes! :-D

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Scot Kamins
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at http://www.ModernLib.com
 




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