1980 Series

Sam Ockman ockman at penguincomputing.com
Thu Jan 16 19:25:16 EST 2003

Hmmm...I actually like the fonts used a lot, and the paper quality in
the 1980 books.  Am I alone?  I find them very readable...


On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 12:05:34PM -0500, Sharon Biederman wrote:
>     My collection is also focused on the original series, although I have
> a few later volumes.  The 1980s woodcut dust jackets are appealing
> aesthetically, but the books underneath are not for the reasons stated by
> John and Scot.  Certainly the books will become more scarce with the
> passage of time, but I don't see them competing with the pre-1970 books in
> terms of numbers of serious collectors or projected value.
>     The Giants are a different case.  Some of the earlier titles, for
> instance, The Complete Novels of Jane Austen or Wolfe's Look Homeward,
> Angel, are beautiful books and very much in demand.  I also receive many
> requests for the first edition of ML #67, the English and American poetry
> anthology without Ezra Pound.
>                           Sharon
> > If you are, then I'm in the boat with you. I too collected post-1970 
> > books for a bit, but then traded them all away for EXACTLY the 
> > reasons you give.
> > 
> > "Perfect" binding, indeed!!!
> > 
> > - Scot Kamins
> > 

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