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Offline Kelmola

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2012, 02:30:44 PM »
Too bad I already have all the Stackpoles & Thurstons, the entire Twilight of the Clans, Endgame, plus Blood of Heroes already in paper form (plus Assumption of Risk, I Am Jade Falcon, Ghost of Winter, Roar of Honor, By Blood Betrayed, but they're not on the list). So won't buy those again just to fill in the gaps :-\

And for me, paper book has value by itself. It is something concrete, and when the nuclear war has made computers unusable, paper books will remain. (Kindle? Why? I just use my SGS2 phone as a e-book reader, have been using that in my soon-to-be-finished attempt to read through all CBT novels, nearing the end of Initiation to War.)

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2012, 03:29:56 PM »
i think having a few books around will be the least of your worries in nuclear apocalypse.  Namely the hoards of scavenging cannibals.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2012, 03:00:20 AM »
Naw paper publishing is not on its way out for a multitude of reasons. Most of the people i know are still not sold on a kindle, and the ones that do have them buy paperbacks simply because they look nicer and are easier on the eyes.

As for the collection, Id love to buy it but im in the same situation as bill. Im currently buying a specialist book for something im writing thats going to cost me circa 50 euros, so after that ill be skint.

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If by some miracle i acquire additional money, ill put a bet in.

A few of you CJW guys live fairly close by each other iirc, maybe you could form a consortium, share the cost and then use the cache as a shared library.
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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2012, 03:03:47 AM »
That's quite a nice idea, but the sorry truth we live just far enough away enough for it not to be viable.

Not to mention that I'm trying to strip down as I'll be leaving the country within the next 8-12 months. So you can most likely expect a link to a few auctions of my own along the lines  ;D

Cheers for the consideration though  ;)

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2012, 03:13:52 AM »
No worries Mate, Thats a pity.

Rampage, could you find out how much shipping the lot to australia would cost and let me know.

My sci fi collection is listed in my will as bequeathed to the Sydney Universitys Sci Fi library
(Along with a decent cash donation to cover costs etc)
They have already seen my cataloge and are happy to accept my collection when i shuffle off

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Collection of over 80,000 titles which was begun in 1974 and enlarged by the acquisition in 1979 of the Ron Graham Science Fiction Collection, a private collection assembled by Ron Graham over 45 years before his death in 1979. The collection is being added to continuously and is now one of the largest institutional collections of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the world. It contains hardcovers and paperbacks, reference works, indexes, journals, fan material, art work, film posters and stills, manuscripts, memorabilia and a large collection of comics.


The Ron Graham Collection is largely uncatalogued, although the Rare Books and Special Collections Library holds the original card index compiled by Ron Graham. The Ron Graham Collection contains complete or near-complete runs of famous early magazines such as Amazing, Astounding and Weird Tales.


In 2004-2005 Colin Steele donated his significant private collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror books and periodicals to the University Library. Built up over many years in England and Australia, this comprehensive collection includes complete works of leading overseas and Australian authors, anthologies, rare early journals and fanzines. The Steele Collection complements the Ron Graham Collection and extends and reaffirms the importance and strength of the Library's nationally and internationally recognised Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

Since they will wind up in the one of the worlds largest Sci Fi collections eventually a few double ups wont hurt.
No promises, but if i can get an idea of postage and no one else takes them, i will think about making an offer
You have to understand the code of duty and honor that rules those who pilot these engines of destruction. Placing such an awesome weapon in the hands of an individual implies a similar gesture of trust

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Anastasius_Focht


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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2012, 03:22:39 AM »
Donate his lot to me Focht! :D I'd love them and cherish them and keep them warm. :D
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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2012, 03:23:06 AM »
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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2012, 02:48:04 AM »
No worries Mate, Thats a pity.

Rampage, could you find out how much shipping the lot to australia would cost and let me know.

My sci fi collection is listed in my will as bequeathed to the Sydney Universitys Sci Fi library
(Along with a decent cash donation to cover costs etc)
They have already seen my cataloge and are happy to accept my collection when i shuffle off

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Collection of over 80,000 titles which was begun in 1974 and enlarged by the acquisition in 1979 of the Ron Graham Science Fiction Collection, a private collection assembled by Ron Graham over 45 years before his death in 1979. The collection is being added to continuously and is now one of the largest institutional collections of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the world. It contains hardcovers and paperbacks, reference works, indexes, journals, fan material, art work, film posters and stills, manuscripts, memorabilia and a large collection of comics.


The Ron Graham Collection is largely uncatalogued, although the Rare Books and Special Collections Library holds the original card index compiled by Ron Graham. The Ron Graham Collection contains complete or near-complete runs of famous early magazines such as Amazing, Astounding and Weird Tales.


In 2004-2005 Colin Steele donated his significant private collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror books and periodicals to the University Library. Built up over many years in England and Australia, this comprehensive collection includes complete works of leading overseas and Australian authors, anthologies, rare early journals and fanzines. The Steele Collection complements the Ron Graham Collection and extends and reaffirms the importance and strength of the Library's nationally and internationally recognised Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

Since they will wind up in the one of the worlds largest Sci Fi collections eventually a few double ups wont hurt.
No promises, but if i can get an idea of postage and no one else takes them, i will think about making an offer

I can look into the cost but not until Saturday. I wil be out of town until then. I will send you a PM and let you know unless someone from the US snatches them up. I actually have an original copy of the book that you linked above for sale also. (The Sword and The Dagger). I posted it for bid separately from the other 36. I think I have my copy starting at less than $50 USD. I also have the House Davion, Masters and Minions The Star Corps Dossiers and The Clans Warriors of Kerensky sourcebooks up for sale on eBAy.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2012, 04:00:39 AM »
No rush, whenever you get a chance.

You have to understand the code of duty and honor that rules those who pilot these engines of destruction. Placing such an awesome weapon in the hands of an individual implies a similar gesture of trust

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Anastasius_Focht


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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 02:31:43 AM »
I have checked on shipping charges for Anastasius. It was..............uh, painful. Let's just say these would be best purchased by a US resident that can benefit from relatively cheap US Postal Service rates.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2012, 11:59:02 AM »
bid made.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2012, 11:34:35 PM »
bid made.

Congratz to the new owner. Sending tomorrow.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2012, 11:42:44 PM »
You bloody strogre.

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Re: Selling my Battletech book collection
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012, 12:00:31 AM »
Congrats, i know you will enjoy them
You have to understand the code of duty and honor that rules those who pilot these engines of destruction. Placing such an awesome weapon in the hands of an individual implies a similar gesture of trust

http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Anastasius_Focht