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Kingspoint
03-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Just wondering how many book collectors we have here.

redsmetz
03-11-2010, 08:46 PM
Just wondering how many book collectors we have here.

I'm not a collector, but I'm a seller. Probably the best in my online store right now is a 1st Edition, 1st Printing of Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love." I also have quite a number of signed editions including a signed copy of Patricia Cornwall's "Body of Evidence".

My oldest books are a 1920's set of The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe and a nearly 100 year old copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Chessmen of Mars" (which apparently Pixar will be making into a animated and live action movie in a year or so.

It's fun looking around for some of the finds. I just picked up a 50 year old book called The Mel Ott Story and I have a 60 year old children's book about Bob Feller (Bob Feller's Strikeout Story).

Will M
03-11-2010, 09:25 PM
I have a fair amount of old fantasy and horror hardbacks & paperbacks. its fun to collect but there is no way i would ever make a lot of money selling these. just not a ton of collectors anymore.

at one point i wanted to collect all the Arkham House books but then i decided i wanted to retire someday.

my father in law has a near complete run of old DAW yellow cover sci fi paperbacks. he has been collecting for years & still needs ~6 titles (he only wants mint/near mint). for him its a labor of love.

'The Bookery' in Fairborn Ohio is a GREAT place to look for old pulp adventure, sci fi, fantasy & horror books. big selection. reasonable prices.

Thanks to modern technology i may never need to buy a book again. i just got a kindle dx. i like a ton of 1800s gothic horror, pre pulp adventures (think Tarzan) as well as the classics. pre 1922 books are in the public domain and are available for nothing. or maybe you pay 99 cents for a copy customized to be read on a kindle or similar device. a kindle is amazing for people who read a lot. it also is going to save me a ton of space as i can clear out some of my bookshelves

Kingspoint
03-11-2010, 09:52 PM
Two cool responses.

SunDeck
03-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Off the top of my head:

Death of a Salesman,
Satanic Verses, 1st British Ed.
Kipling, Life's Handicap
Orwell, Animal Farm, 1st American Ed.

Loads of childrens books- my wife collects them.

pedro
03-11-2010, 10:19 PM
I recently bought a first edition of "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides

Joseph
03-11-2010, 10:29 PM
As a Bradbury fan, I'd love to get my hands on a first run of Fahrenheit 451. Not that it was what you asked, but I'm just saying.

Will M
03-11-2010, 10:34 PM
As a Bradbury fan, I'd love to get my hands on a first run of Fahrenheit 451. Not that it was what you asked, but I'm just saying.

when i was in High School i read every thing Bradbury ever wrote. Bradbury & John Varley are the only sci fi writers i ever really liked.

westofyou
03-11-2010, 10:58 PM
Gone with the wind... and numerous baseball books, which I collect,

Kingspoint
03-11-2010, 11:48 PM
when i was in High School i read every thing Bradbury ever wrote. Bradbury & John Varley are the only sci fi writers i ever really liked.

When I was 20, I made a T-Shirt with the title "Get Excited!" (White letters on sky-blue shirt). That was Bradbury's response to a question, "What would you tell a writer who's having trouble coming up with something to write about?", or something to that effect. He basically said, that he would stop whatever he was doing if he had a thought in his head and put it down on paper as soon as he could before he lost the excitement of the thought.

....and that's why I talk so much. :D

Kingspoint
03-11-2010, 11:50 PM
Gone with the wind... and numerous baseball books, which I collect,

OK, WOY....that's really cool about GWTW.

I kind of started this topic because I was curious if you had anything. I figured you'd have something, but the GWTW 1st edition was unexpected.

But, the responses by so many have been great.

Kingspoint
03-11-2010, 11:52 PM
Off the top of my head:

Death of a Salesman,
Satanic Verses, 1st British Ed.
Kipling, Life's Handicap
Orwell, Animal Farm, 1st American Ed.

Loads of childrens books- my wife collects them.

That's a really nice list.

This "sports" forum is not your normal sports forum.

OldRightHander
03-12-2010, 11:32 AM
I have one of the copies of Around the World In 80 Days that had the title Tour of the World in 80 Days. The title was changed for subsequent printings.