Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Suntup Editions - All Books

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Brian861
    replied
    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I entered for the sole reason to flip it. I have no interest in a limited of the book.

    I see three copies on eBay in the $1500-$2000 range. A 50% return is pretty sweet.
    Are they gonna sell for that though?

    Leave a comment:


  • TacomaDiver
    replied
    I entered for the sole reason to flip it. I have no interest in a limited of the book.

    I see three copies on eBay in the $1500-$2000 range. A 50% return is pretty sweet.

    Leave a comment:


  • Ben Staad
    replied
    Looks like five left for lottery. Anyone here going to enter?

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    I wonder how many people are using their stimulus funds to make this purchase?
    I had not considered that. Could be a valid point.

    Leave a comment:


  • Marmaduke Grigsby
    replied
    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    So my assumption that there will be a lot of people passing on the limited due to price and lack of author signature appears to be incorrect. 23 hours after initial offering 67 limited and 5 lettered editions remain.
    I wonder how many people are using their stimulus funds to make this purchase?

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    So my assumption that there will be a lot of people passing on the limited due to price and lack of author signature appears to be incorrect. 23 hours after initial offering 67 limited and 5 lettered editions remain.

    Leave a comment:


  • RonClinton
    replied
    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I have to admit that I am surprised by the fear of butterfly binding. I think of butterfly binding as binding that is designed to open flat. This eliminates the concern of cracking the binding by opening it too much. I have always thought of this binding technique as more durable than smith sewn. I could be wrong but I have no fear of handling a book bound in this manner.
    No fear, just a general sense of unfamiliarity and lack of experience with that form of binding, so it’s a bit unsettling in a thousand-dollar book, that’s all. I assume it’s more than adequate for the job and it certainly looks striking, but as the fragile black walnut paper boards that were mentioned a few posts earlier suggest, issues can present where none were assumed to develop. Thus, unorthodox/atypical binding would just make me a little nervous on a book costing a grand...but that’s my hang-up and no reflection on Paul’s innovative design choices.




    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    I have to admit that I am surprised by the fear of butterfly binding. I think of butterfly binding as binding that is designed to open flat. This eliminates the concern of cracking the binding by opening it too much. I have always thought of this binding technique as more durable than smith sewn. I could be wrong but I have no fear of handling a book bound in this manner.

    Leave a comment:


  • RonClinton
    replied
    Originally posted by WebInterceptor View Post
    Like the artwork.. Don't like the butterfly binding. My experiences with that kind of binding has never been good. It will sell out for sure because once you get out it becomes arbitrary lottery instead of first come served and that's just near to being impossible to get in when there are books that you really want. Already more than 50% sold out.
    My kneejerk takeaways: I like the art very much, the durability of the butterfly binding would concern me, and Ellis penning the introduction seems a very odd choice. That said, it's visually a striking, lovely package, and one I'd love to have in my collection but I'm nowhere near a player at that price. I'll just have to continue to enjoy my 1st/1st Everyman Library HC and call it a day...had there been an AE, I certainly would have snagged one.

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post

    It's kind of a weird situation honestly. The buyer sent me some photos and a description and apparently the bubble wrap deflated, which allowed the book to shift around. Even deflated, I'd used enough bubble wrap that book was still generally secure - there were no dings or dents in the book or slipcase - and it would not have been an issue for a book bound with normal material, perhaps not even for something a bit more tony like leather (bonded MAY have had an issue), but that silly paper Paul used for Brother came right the hell off at any location that touched the slipcase.

    It was sold to an overseas buyer, so I suspect the issue may have been pressure differentials on either end of or during the flight over the pond, but still, I'm no rookie at this, I know how to pack a book preparing for the worst. Paul clearly likes these super fancy binding materials but doesn't appear to give a lot of thought to something so outré as handling the book you just paid hundreds (or thousands) of dollars to acquire.
    That makes more sense. Due to shipping extremes the book went through unintended ministrations. I can see that the book, while fine for normal wear and tear could suffer from what you describe.

    Leave a comment:


  • slayn666
    replied
    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Although I handle it gingerly I have had no issue with Brother. Question, how could the postal service damage a book inside a slipcase?
    It's kind of a weird situation honestly. The buyer sent me some photos and a description and apparently the bubble wrap deflated, which allowed the book to shift around. Even deflated, I'd used enough bubble wrap that book was still generally secure - there were no dings or dents in the book or slipcase - and it would not have been an issue for a book bound with normal material, perhaps not even for something a bit more tony like leather (bonded MAY have had an issue), but that silly paper Paul used for Brother came right the hell off at any location that touched the slipcase.

    It was sold to an overseas buyer, so I suspect the issue may have been pressure differentials on either end of or during the flight over the pond, but still, I'm no rookie at this, I know how to pack a book preparing for the worst. Paul clearly likes these super fancy binding materials but doesn't appear to give a lot of thought to something so outré as handling the book you just paid hundreds (or thousands) of dollars to acquire.

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post

    This is a very real concern with Suntup's more exotic bindings. I'm very likely to be out a substantial amount on Brother because the ridiculous paper he used on the limited can't even withstand being taken in and out of the slipcase, and it's really hard to convince the postal service that the value of something has been effectively destroyed because of some rubbing.
    Although I handle it gingerly I have had no issue with Brother. Question, how could the postal service damage a book inside a slipcase?

    Leave a comment:


  • slayn666
    replied
    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    I would be afraid to even touch it for fear of damaging it.
    This is a very real concern with Suntup's more exotic bindings. I'm very likely to be out a substantial amount on Brother because the ridiculous paper he used on the limited can't even withstand being taken in and out of the slipcase, and it's really hard to convince the postal service that the value of something has been effectively destroyed because of some rubbing.

    Leave a comment:


  • Martin
    replied
    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Sorry but I feel with this book at this price for an edition not signed by the author that Suntup has finally jumped the shark. I know it’ll sell out but to me no book is worth what he has priced it at. I also don’t like the design of the book and at this cost I would be afraid to even touch it for fear of damaging it. Just my opinion. Those who are getting it congratulations.
    My questions yesterday came from my wondering how many people will feel this way. I am very interested in seeing how many make it to public sale and how fast those sell.

    Leave a comment:


  • Parviz
    replied
    Well now, those are some nice looking books. Wish I had the road to go along with it but unfortunately wasn't able to get on the bus until Brother.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X