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    Quote Originally Posted by jigertz View Post
    So, this isn't a purchase. . . yet. I need opinions (meaning I need to hear other collectors agree with me that it's worth it to spend money I don't have). I have been looking for a lettered Thief of Always for years. I have never seen one for sale. There is one on Ebay, but the seller is asking $600, which is definitely high. This book is one of my grails. Only 26 of them, and, according to Barker's official site, they were reserved "for private distribution only." It is in mint condition--looks brand new. I should go for it, shouldn't I?

    I know that if anybody will help me justify this purchase, it's all of you.
    Well, I think it all comes down to whether the book is worth that amount to you. Or, in other words, will you be okay with spending that much on the book. I have no idea what a lettered edition of The Thief of Always typically goes for, but you do say that it is one of your grails so a little overspending wouldn't be out of the question. I did see that there is a "Best Offer" option on the listing so maybe you could shave a little off the price that way.

    Good luck with the decision!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Well, I think it all comes down to whether the book is worth that amount to you. Or, in other words, will you be okay with spending that much on the book. I have no idea what a lettered edition of The Thief of Always typically goes for, but you do say that it is one of your grails so a little overspending wouldn't be out of the question. I did see that there is a "Best Offer" option on the listing so maybe you could shave a little off the price that way.

    Good luck with the decision!
    I agree, it all comes down to what you think it's worth. Definitely go for a lower offer and save a bit for yourself, but if it's money you don't have then make sure you know how it'll be paid for in the near future. Looks like a cool edition.

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    You can all rest easy--I got it
    Even got the seller to go down $100.

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    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigertz View Post
    You can all rest easy--I got it
    Even got the seller to go down $100.
    Very nice! Congrats!

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    This came in while I was gone:



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    This book has been written this whole time and I've never read it?!

    I'd only progressed a third of the way into my e-copy before sprinting over to the bookstore to pick this up, which I'd passed over countless times. Great stuff!

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    Books and slipcases hurray!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugen View Post
    This book has been written this whole time and I've never read it?!

    I'd only progressed a third of the way into my e-copy before sprinting over to the bookstore to pick this up, which I'd passed over countless times. Great stuff!

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    Nice grab! I need to get a good copy of M.R. James short stories. I kinda like the Easton copies for the classic/gothic horror.

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    Just got my ARC for Dan Simmons' The Fifth Heart. $20.96!!!

    John

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    ^Nice grab!

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    This just in!

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    Very nice, bugen. I am sufficiently jealous!

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    Nice add!

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    Thank you guys! I'm trying to find the right spot on my shelves for it. Probably couched among my other favorite short story writers, some of which are trades. They've caused explosions of laughter and reduced me to tears, boiled my blood and turned me to stone in past, present and future. Of them all, Harlan Ellison is the only one to have ever knocked the wind out of me.
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    Nice add. I have the e-book. It was part of the Sub. Press bundle from humble bundle. Couldn't afford the limited right now. Congratulations.

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    You might be interested in this one. The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark. I have a copy and it's very nice.
    "Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 095739277X, Paperback)
    In 1971, during the Christmas holiday period, the BBC broadcast a drama called The Stalls of Barchester, directed by former documentarist Lawrence Gordon Clark, and based on writer Montague Rhodes James' The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral. That 45-minute film, initially created to fill a festive programming slot, initiated a BBC tradition that ran for the next six years under the umbrella title of A Ghost Story for Christmas, which also established a link between the young director and that most quintessential of English ghost story writers. Here, for the first time, Lawrence Gordon Clark writes about his experiences in making these chilling supernatural vignettes at an exciting and creative time in the broadcasting corporation's existence. Included here are the very stories by M. R. James upon which the dramas were based prefaced with exclusive new introductions by the director, plus appendices."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    You might be interested in this one. The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark."
    Looks really interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    What a beautiful Harlan Ellison edition!

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    A king must win. The rest is dust.

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