Do you own any rare books?

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Do you own any rare books?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I like to think of my self as a bit of a collector of books. Does anyone out there in the EF world have any rare books? I have some older editions of the "Wizard of Oz" series. There not old old, but still pretty rare.
10/06/2012
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KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I like to think of my self as a bit of a collector of books. Does anyone out there in the EF world have any rare books? I have some older editions of the "Wizard of Oz" series. There not old old, but still pretty rare.
I have several, but my favorites are two textbooks (yes...the school kind, and were used in an actual school) from the late 1800's.
They're in decent condition considering, and fully legible inside. c:


I also have a hardcover copy of The African Queen complete with dustjacket that's from -I think- 1926, and it's in really good condition...I paid a dollar for it at Salvation Army. ^_^
10/06/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Oh, neat to have older editions of the Oz books!

I have a 1930's edition of "Peter Pan and Wendy". It's in completely awful condition, but it's still readable and still sewn together. I also have a 1920's edition of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" - the cover's all moldy, but it's also still readable. These were things that I had acquired as a kid (back in the 1980's), so I don't even remember how I got them.
10/06/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Oh, neat to have older editions of the Oz books!

I have a 1930's edition of "Peter Pan and Wendy". It's in completely awful condition, but it's still readable and still sewn together. I also have a 1920's edition of ...
I envy you right now! I would die for a copy of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" Such a chilling book!
10/06/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I have several, but my favorites are two textbooks (yes...the school kind, and were used in an actual school) from the late 1800's.
They're in decent condition considering, and fully legible inside. c:


I also have a hardcover ...
Also my dream book is a first edition copy of Edgar Allen Poe's first published work "Tamerlane and Other Poems" that he published under the pseudonym "By A Bostonian".
Only problem with that is there are only about 12 copies known to still exist. xD
10/06/2012
js250 js250
First edition of Collodi's Pinnochio among a few other books. Am going to sell a few later on, but have to figure out which ones--my collection is outgrowing my bookcase!!
10/06/2012
married with children married with children
No, but I do own some signed copies of books.
10/06/2012
SneakersAndPearls SneakersAndPearls
I have a 19th century copy of ...Hamlet, I think. It's in pretty good condition, but I have it squirreled away so it won't get damaged (why I can't remember which play it is). I don't think it's rare. Just neat to have.
10/06/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
I have a few hard to find romances.
10/07/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
Also my dream book is a first edition copy of Edgar Allen Poe's first published work "Tamerlane and Other Poems" that he published under the pseudonym "By A Bostonian".
Only problem with that is there are only about 12 ...
Good luck! Poe is so hard to find.
10/07/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
I have an old edition of some Mother Goose stories, signed by the illustrator. I also have some old beauty text books and fairy tale books that are out of print.
10/08/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
No :/
10/08/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
My dad has some old/rare books. He has a complete set of the first set of Shakespeare to be printed in the last century, and a first edition of the combined 'Little Women' (when 'Little Women' and 'Good Wives' were combined into one book), plus some Bibles and hymnals printed in the 1800's.

He had some incredibly rare comic books (his neighbor's son was killed in WWII, and she gave him all her son's comics, including Amazing and Detective's runs from issue 1 until 1940), but those were accidentally destroyed by his father.
10/09/2012
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