Equal Rites.. How much?

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Equal Rites.. How much?

Postby ladyvimes » Mon May 24, 2010 1:54 pm

Hi, I came across a copy of this book and am looking to ebay it, it is a 1st edition with a dj 1987. But am unsure of what is a acceptable price to be asking. does anyone have any ideas please? It is VG in a VG dj.
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Postby chuckie » Mon May 24, 2010 4:20 pm

Welcome to the forum Ladyvimes :)
As for your question, I havn't got a clue, but i'm sure someone can help.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 24, 2010 5:46 pm

Welcome from me too! :D

Abe Books can be a useful place to get a guideline price. Fill in all the details you can in the search facility and you should get an idea of what sort of price to ask.

Beware that you don't have a 'Bookclub' (BCA) edition. It might be a "first edition" but it won't be a 'real' first edition. :wink:
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Postby ladyvimes » Mon May 24, 2010 6:57 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0430767276

Ive listed it now, so hope it isnt a book club lol, looked on abe and past ebay prices, so will have to see how it goes, though open to offers anyway :)

Thanks for the messages too :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon May 24, 2010 7:07 pm

Welcome to the site ladyvimes! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon May 24, 2010 7:09 pm

Welcome from me too :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 24, 2010 7:12 pm

Good luck with the sale! :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon May 24, 2010 7:31 pm

I may be the bearer of not so good news, as your edition is priced clipped that may mean it was a book club cover,although it was a 1st edition bought from the publishers, the book clubs had the covers for them printed for from the publishers without a price printed on them and some people(out to make a fast buck at other people's expence) cottoned on to this and snipped the corner off to make it look like it had been a present. :(

As they were from the same print run it it very difficult to tell if it was a book club sale or a shop bought edition.

Hence a few unwary people were caught out and paid quite a lot for them being clipped they are worth a lot less, unless you can find an original dust jacket unclipped then you are certain to have an original of both.

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 24, 2010 7:40 pm

I have a few Bookclub editions and they usually state that they are Bookclub on there somewhere. So fingers crossed.
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Postby ladyvimes » Mon May 24, 2010 8:23 pm

thanks all and thanks for the info, I picked it up from a bootsale with a few later books including an ex-lib or two, had sourcery too which sold last week for £49.99 on a buy now, got snapped up pretty quick too :)

I was (am) a reader of pratchett too, used to love reading his books when i was younger, I really should read some more as ive probably not read anything from the past 5 or 6 years and i know theres plenty of new stuff to read :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon May 24, 2010 9:38 pm

As I remember Tony not on the ones that early or any new author, the same happened with Robert Rankin and Tom Holt ones, as I used to be a member then, but when they started to shift a lot thats when they started to print their own covers and books which did not have any name on the bottom of the dust jacket and three initials on the bottom of the book spine indicating it as bookclub edition as well as inside on the fly page.
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Postby ladyvimes » Mon May 24, 2010 10:56 pm

Wee Dug, is there anything else different with the DJ's I should look for that would let me know? Although the fact I picked it up from a bootsale with other Prattchets makes me believe it was just someones lot of books that they were getting shot of. All the books I got were priced between 30p - 50p each. (30p for the ex-libs and 50p for the others)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue May 25, 2010 8:19 pm

Not that I can think of at the Mo. other than there may be a very slight variation in the ink shades which unless you had an original with you it would be very hard to tell.

Even an ex lib one, first/first with the stamp in if it was not too badly leaned, would still be worth a good few shekels for a very early one.

Hope this helps. :)
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Postby ladyvimes » Tue May 25, 2010 8:55 pm

Thanks for the info dug :) Will have to see how this one sells, then have a go listing the ex-libs and other later books. Lots of bootsales over the weekend with bank holiday, see if i can find any more goodies lol :)
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