Modern Library Collection for Sale

HTatML at HTatML at
Thu Dec 21 12:35:38 EST 2006

In a message dated 12/21/2006 9:12:46 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
aa3401 at writes:
This is extremely confusing. As I understand it, you're asking people to bid 
on having first, second, and third crack at buying books from your collection. 
Does the high bidder get as many items from your collection as he or she 
wants at the prices you set? The second highest bidder then gets what's left after 
the first bidder has his pick? Or does the winner get to choose one item, the 
second highest bidder then chooses one item, etc.?

Are the bids credited against purchases or are they in addition to the cost 
of the books? What if a second or third place winner finds there's nothing left 
he wishes to buy or that the prices are higher than he wishes to pay -- is 
the bid refundable in that case?

Am I correct in assuming that the books will be offered at set prices and 
that people are bidding on priority in being given the opportunity to buy them?

Any serious collector who was seen your collection knows you have fabulous 
books in fabulous condition, but longtime collectors have fewer gaps to fill 
than newer collectors and might find it less worthwhile to bid a large sum to 
gain the right to acquire a limited number of needed rarities. 

The ground rules need to be spelled out in detail so that it's clear to 
people what they're bidding on. 

Clarifcation of the above:

The highest bidder will be able to buy as many books he or she wants. The 
second highest what remains etc. 

The amount paid by the first three winners will not be refunded against the 
books, except in the case that they buy nothing. 

Books will be offered at set prices and in most cases will follow the prices 
in the ML Price Guide. 

I am hoping shortly after the new year to have a complete list of the books 
for sale with details of condition and price.

I am not sure whether this server  can take attachments. Would appreciate 

Books etc.,
298 4th Avenue, # 395
San Francisco 
CA 94118
Phone/Fax 415-387-7162
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