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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
by Jack Campin Go to last post
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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
by SpanishMill Go to last post
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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
by SpanishMill Go to last post
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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
by Friends of the Library Go to last post
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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
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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Still More on the Book Auction by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
On 3/15/2013 12:08 AM, Francis A. Miniter wrote: One of the lots I put together and managed to win at the auction had in the group of books a thick trade paperback entitled _3 by Eastlake_ , a compilation of three early novels by Eastlake (Simon & Schuster 1970), who, aside from his...
March 26th 13 10:58 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by SpanishMill Go to last post
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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
1 1,163
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
by Steve Go to last post
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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
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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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
by Willow Arune[_3_] Go to last post
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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
by jyamamo[_2_] Go to last post
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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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