Shakespeare 2 Vol. Question
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Sun May 28 11:02:12 EDT 2006
Let us try to clear up some value points on the Shakespeare. First, it is a three volume set, not a two volume set as you state.
Next, the high value is on the first edition.
I have a VG/VG first of the Shakespeare however, my pride is a later three volume set with the DJ's of the seven volume set. I have not seen another set of these books and Henry does not cover them in the Price Guide.
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From: Ron Holl
Sent: Sun, 28 May 2006 07:20:17 -0700
To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
Subject: Re: Shakespeare 2 Vol. Question
Unless there is some story behind them, it would seem to just be Henry's perceived value based on scarcity and demand. It was a short run of '43 - '47. Are the ones you found with the first DJ? I occasionally do see these, but never have in a dust jacket and they are usually very worn.
More importantly, how did you manage to acquire that bookcase from the used book store?
> Last night I bought the 2 vol. Shakespeare set (Comedies and
> Tragedies). I knew, when I stumbled on them (in great shape with
> almost perfect dust jackets) that I'd gotten lucky--but it wasn't
> until I got home and checked the Toledano guide that I realized how
> lucky I really was--I bought both for eight bucks each. I thumbed
> through the Toledano guide and looked at Dogeared, but I haven't
> found anything that explains why the books are priced as they are.
> The titles aren't obscure, nor is this a gift set?were these editions
> just more scarce than the 6 vol. set (as I surmise), or are there
> other factors? Any help on this question is greatly appreciated.
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