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Re: The Wonders of...

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True reprints are really hard to come by...

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Does this look like reprints swapped into one of the original outer slipcases? That's what it looks like to me.

eBay Item #302519257461
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Someone with more money than sense (or shilling).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/bfl/viewbids/18 ... nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565
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IT'S CHRISTMAS!!

eBay Item #162773591964

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eBay Item #112701500189

Fairly awful copy for the money. It is like buyers do zero research...
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Yeah, that looks like a really poor copy. One of the reasons I have (personal) issues with the official "good" condition - many people don't realize that "good" is at best a middling grade for book condition...
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But as a functional book & slipcase it's not in any way a "really poor copy".

For a collector it's certainly not very good. But it is ceratinly "good"!

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Agreed! It definitely fits the technical definition of a "good" copy. It also fits most descriptions of a "poor" copy (for example here's wikipedia's: "describes a book that has the complete text but is so damaged that it is only of interest to a buyer who seeks a reading copy").

I'm not faulting the seller here. I am scratching my head over the bids though.
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It doesn't really fit any description of "poor". The book is in no way falling apart. Maybe I didn't look properly, but other than the sun damage & the inscription (neither of which are of functional importance), what exactly is wrong with this copy?

Bidding is nuts, I accept that.

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Khamûl wrote:
It doesn't really fit any description of "poor". The book is in no way falling apart. Maybe I didn't look properly, but other than the sun damage & the inscription (neither of which are of functional importance), what exactly is wrong with this copy?

Bidding is nuts, I accept that.

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More just bad value, I think (the wonder was in the final selling price for a mediocre-at-best copy). Sun damage, a bit grubby and a very tatty slipcase. Better copies have been selling for much less in recent times. With all the faults this copy has, and given it is not an uncommon title, the buyer could have done much better with a little patience.



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