sbiederm at nova.umuc.edu
Thu Sep 14 16:09:23 EDT 2006
Copies of Alice on ebay have sold as low as $107 and as high as the
$1250 you mentioned. I've seen about 8 ebay copies in the last 7 or 8
years. The most recent one, (which I bid on) was at the lower end of the
condition spectrum. I've also seen copies at book fairs and bookstores,
so as you have suggested in the past, the book may be more common than we
thought in the 1990s.
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Scot Kamins wrote:
> On Sep 14, 2006, at 12:05 PM, Rob Perrilleon wrote:
> > It wasn't in great shape, but it had a glassine jacket and hey,
> > it's an Illustrated Alice. I don't remember ever seeing one on
> > eBay in ~4 years of looking.
> From http://www.modernlib.com/Rarities/Alice.html:
> "The Illustrated "Alice" is a fairly scare Modern Library volume. On
> September 24, 2000, a copy sold on eBay for $431.00; on February 5,
> 2001, another eBay copy brought $667.00; and on May 27 2003 a copy
> with a defective acetate (half of "Alice" was missing) eBayed out at
> $536.00. As absurd as it seems, in mid-october 2005 somebody paid a
> preposterous $1250 for one with a chipped acetate, again on eBay.
> While the October 2005 purchase was way out of line by any standard,
> Alice is still a pricey acquisition"
> I seem to remember others selling on eBay as well. Anybody have the
> complete stats?
> Scot Kamins
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