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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
2 1,676
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
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
0 1,466
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
by Jean B. Go to last post
6 1,387
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
by David Harper Go to last post
4 1,539
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
by J[_2_] Go to last post
2 1,385
John D. MacDonald, Slam the Big Door by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
For $0.69 (plus tax) I just picked up the true first of John D. MacDonald's Slam the Big Door, Fawcett Gold Medal paperback, First Printing January 1960 stated. The book is in at least very good condition, with two slight wrinkles in the back cover and no marks anywhere. Binding is tight and...
May 13th 11 12:49 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
0 1,459
some finds by Jean B.
Francis A. Miniter wrote: On 5/8/2011 17:55 PM, HardyBoys.us wrote: "Francis A. wrote in message ... There are some beds that have bookshelves built into the headboards. Another possibility is taller bookcases...
May 11th 11 03:52 PM
by Jean B. Go to last post
2 1,660
An Excellent Evening by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
It was the end of the second day of the Farmington Public Library sale in Connecticut, but still I came out with: Anais Nin, The Hunger (limited 1st ed 1945) Thomas Hardy, The Well-Beloved (1st ed. Osgood McIlvaine 1897) Colin Dexter, Death is now my Neighbor (1st American Ed. Crown -...
April 25th 11 09:24 PM
by Jean B. Go to last post
3 1,737
Help with identification of a book. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets. by RobT0
Having a clear out and I have discovered a copy of The Four Quartets as a single volume. No dust jacket and the spine is crushed. The spine has, in faded gold capitals, the book title and the word Faber. (The publisher.) On the inside someone has hand written in ink a name and address and a date...
April 23rd 11 10:32 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
1 1,571
A Book Collector's Book Collecting Book by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Acquired today, The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (600 - 1900). While it does not provide the level of detail that the Bibliography of American Literature provides, (for instance, it notes four editions of Waverly in Edinburgh in 1814, but fails to distinguish which is which)...
April 17th 11 01:11 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
0 2,304
Begin book collecting as lifetime hobby by Anthony Kwan
Hi folks, Are you thinking of starting a new hobby? Do you like to read books? How does book collecting sound to you? The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start book collecting as a hobby. It has been written for beginners, those who have never looked into book collecting....
March 27th 11 09:18 PM
by HardyBoys.us[_7_] Go to last post
8 2,553
Handwriting expert by Emma ..
Dianne is a Forensic Document Examiner, Signature Forgery Expert, Handwriting Analyst. a skilled authority in Handwriting analysis has completed over 120 Cases. http://www.handwritingexperttennessee.com
March 24th 11 09:47 AM
by Emma .. Go to last post
0 1,626
Help on Leslie Charteris book by Don Phillipson[_2_]
"J" wrote in message ... Apparently one of the Leslie Charteris collections of Saint stories, first published by Doubleday, was originally set in the U.S. and featured Inspector Fernack as Simon's...
March 20th 11 09:32 PM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
1 1,454
17th Century German Bible by debbie slusser
I have a German Bible from the 17th Century and wanted to find out the value. Could someone please advise me as how to do so? It is hardbound with a couple pictures and in fairly good shape! Thanks!
March 3rd 11 11:43 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
2 2,253
Bad collecting news: NYC by J[_2_]
I did a google search earlier to see when the book fair was going to be at the Armory on Lexington Avenue. I couldn't recall if it was January or February, though I remember it being bitter cold last year. I found this message on the organizer's website: Books at the 25th Street Armory 69th...
February 2nd 11 03:57 AM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
0 1,950
Memorial edition of Dune by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Just found for $1.50 !!! - Frank Herbert, Dune (Memorial Edition from Easton Press 1987). Bound in red leather, gilt all edges. Condition fine minus, with some gilt on cover faded. Illustrated by John Schoenherr, unmarked. I am as pleased as punch. -- Francis A. Miniter In dem Lande der...
January 20th 11 12:33 AM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
1 1,610
Grove Press 1st of Juliette by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I found at Savers, a used goods store, this evening on the way home, a first printing (1968) of the Grove Press edition of the Marquis de Sade's *Juliette* , 1205 pages, with dust jacket (with only minor defects) and light foxing to the top edges (otherwise fine) and the first complete...
January 14th 11 04:30 AM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
7 1,932
The Blessing Way points by BrianMcM
Does anyone know what all of the first edition points are for Tony Hillerman's The Blessing Way, or where to find such information? Does the number series in back have to start or end with the number 1 (or both?) Does the dust jacket price at $4.50 or $4.95? Thanks. Brian
January 5th 11 06:35 PM
by cienfuegos Go to last post
2 1,371
Acquittal, by Greame and Sarah Lorimer by David Downing[_2_]
I have been asked to read and comment on the book Acquittal, by Greame and Sarah Lorimer, and I'd like to find out something about it before doing so. I found an entry an Amazon, but there was nothing in the way of description. I tried Googling it, and didn't have much better luck. Can anone tell...
January 2nd 11 08:54 PM
by Don Phillipson[_2_] Go to last post
1 1,949
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