Equal Rites Unseen Library Edition?

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:51 pm

DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D
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Postby DaveC » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:06 pm

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DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D
Maskerade is in very good condition. Sisters is good inside, the cover is slightly wavey but not ripped.
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Postby deldaisy » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:08 pm

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DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D

Holy Bazooley! :shock: And I was just about to write a post saying how CHEAP you guys buy your books for.......
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Postby DaveC » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:16 pm

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DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D

Holy Bazooley! :shock: And I was just about to write a post saying how CHEAP you guys buy your books for.......
Cheap as possible. As long as I can read the words... I only collect to read then all not to get every variation and edition, although I was annoyed halfway through Science 1 that there was a revised edition, still wondering about whether its worth the upgrade.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:42 pm

I've bought DW books for as little as 10p - usually ex library copies. :D
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Postby meerkat » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:02 pm

DaveC wrote:
deldaisy wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D

Holy Bazooley! :shock: And I was just about to write a post saying how CHEAP you guys buy your books for.......
Cheap as possible. As long as I can read the words... I only collect to read then all not to get every variation and edition, although I was annoyed halfway through Science 1 that there was a revised edition, still wondering about whether its worth the upgrade.


Not that much changed. I think it is so that the book doesn't look too dated! :wink:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Saw the Unseen Library Edition of Soul Music in a shop the other day, (didn't buy it, it was The Works if anyone wants to check their local?), and was confused to see that the picture on the front was of Kidby's picture of Susan in Hogfather era, with the big perm. Surely it should've been the schoolgirl look?
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Postby janet » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:11 pm

DaveC wrote:
deldaisy wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:
DaveC wrote:I bought the Markerade one today for £1.99 from a charity shop. Should I keep it or try to sell it on ebay with large postage costs? I also found a first edition Wyrd Sisters hardback, signed. Worth much?
It depends on condition - condition is everything on modern first editions, but have a look what they go for on Abe Books. :D

Holy Bazooley! :shock: And I was just about to write a post saying how CHEAP you guys buy your books for.......
Cheap as possible. As long as I can read the words... I only collect to read then all not to get every variation and edition, although I was annoyed halfway through Science 1 that there was a revised edition, still wondering about whether its worth the upgrade.



What is all that about?

Only wanted to say that recently I made myself a list of Discworld titles that I needed to complete my collection and am having a lot of fun trawling the local charity shops and meeting the people who run them!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:24 pm

Well yes, but a lot of people like to collect the books and if you are going to do that then you want the books in your collection to be in as good condition as possible.

These aren't books for reading - I suspect that the people who collect mint condition books also buy cheap tatty ones just to read. I have a lot of first edition Pratchett books, but they've all been read at least once. If I happen to see a cheap tatty copy then I'll buy it and read that so I don't have to worry about my nice copies getting damaged. :wink:
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Postby DaveC » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:47 pm

Going to put my Wryd Sisters up on ebay as I need the money - hope it gets noticed. :)

Listing done, going active tomorrow, £99.99 as the nearest is £129 unsigned and £329 (!) signed!
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Postby meerkat » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:03 am

Good luck Dave! :wink:
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Postby meerkat » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:35 am

My cousin treated me to the Death Trilogy. Published in 1998. Mint Condition. (£1.50).

It was, according to the bookplate, presented to Philip Bennett at Enfield Grammer school in 1999/2000 for Good Progress.

If you are reading this, Philip, I now own your book! You kept it beautifully! :lol:

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they're terribly useful.

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Postby DaveC » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:10 pm

It's up now, with one watcher already! :)

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Re: Equal Rites Unseen Library Edition?

Postby NinjaBettie » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:11 pm

I found several of these earlier today and have been quite astounded by how much they are selling for online.
I managed to pick up numbers 1-6 in near perfect condition apart from the last which has a slightly stained back cover unfortunately for £1.50 each, if what you are saying about the price lull at the minute I might try and complete the set for my own collection for now. The first few books have always been particular favorites of mine anyway.
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Re: Equal Rites Unseen Library Edition?

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:32 pm

Welcome to the site, NinjaBettie! That's a pretty nice find. Congrats! :)
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