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$2.5K for a new copy of Mathematical Gems III (Dolciani Mathematical Expositions) (Pt.3) Paperback – September 11, 1997
by Ross Honsberger. Used not so bad though.

You Play The Redd And The Blecch Comes Up (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:02 (seven years ago) link


found the paperback for $5 a few years back and didn't know till recently that it hasn't been reprinted since the mid-sixties

no lime tangier, Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:50 (seven years ago) link

A Million Random Digits With 100,000 Normal Deviates
Hardcover, $272


i've wanted this for so long

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 20:56 (seven years ago) link

Should have posted that mine was:

Appraising Lakatos: Mathematics, Methodology, and the Man (Vienna Circle Institute Library)Mar 31, 2002
by György Kampis and Ladislav Kvasz
Hardcover $269.00

The Stan-Reckoner (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 April 2015 21:52 (seven years ago) link


My family's had a copy since the 50's, it's great, wish the NYRB or some other publishing house would reprint it.

JoeStork, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 22:09 (seven years ago) link

o MAN that book of rand corp tables. that's a steal frankly.

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 23:00 (seven years ago) link

the comments

Premise ridiculous. Who have two potato? (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 21 April 2015 23:24 (seven years ago) link

so many wiseasses

At first, I was overjoyed when I received my copy of this book. However, when an enemy in my department showed me HER copy, I found that they were the OPPOSITE of random - they were IDENTICAL.

Its list of deviates is very nice for someone in my profession, however.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 21 April 2015 23:33 (seven years ago) link

Mad stuff here: http://www.amazon.com/Period-Whisky-Trollope-Anthony-Paperback/dp/B00IIBE8H4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429671609&sr=1-1&keywords=%22whisky+priest+book%22
That's a print-on-demand book I published, which you can buy new for $15, or else get it for $800+ from this maniac

And here's another one I published, new for $13 or else $200+ here: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=14096693693&searchurl=kn%3D%22whisky+priest+book%22%26sortby%3D1

as verbose and purple as a Peter Ustinov made of plums (James Morrison), Wednesday, 22 April 2015 03:03 (seven years ago) link

someone didn't get the news that scupltor's daughter has been republished:


$1820 for an ex-library copy if anyone's tempted

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 03:37 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

Colloquial Bengali, 2008 Edition.
Paperback from $250.01


There is also a 2009 update, same authors, for about %30, paperbook and ebook, and an edition from this year, which costs about as much as an Amazon Fire.

The Starry-Eyed Messenger Service (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 18 September 2015 14:59 (seven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

'Hammer of the Left: My Part in Defeating the Labour Left by John Golding' (Politicos, 2003). someone asking £4,821.36 for a used copy in good condition, although there is also a new copy going for £2,764.20


soref, Monday, 5 October 2015 20:30 (seven years ago) link

Megan Lindholm - Cloven Hooves (Voyager Classics)[Paperback]

+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used - Good

+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used - Good
M&E Store-UK

+ £2.80 UK delivery

+ £2.80 UK delivery
M&E Store-UK

strange. I bought a used copy of this for $2.99, but it doesn't look very promising.

scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Monday, 5 October 2015 20:56 (seven years ago) link

algorithmic pricing is a thing, guys

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Monday, 5 October 2015 23:13 (seven years ago) link

Doesn't mean we can't mock it.

as verbose and purple as a Peter Ustinov made of plums (James Morrison), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 08:59 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...
four months pass...

Des Dickerson, My Time With Prince

Radio Free European Son (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2016 20:43 (six years ago) link

Sorry for the 's', Dez, I blame autocorrect

The WLS National Batdance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2016 20:46 (six years ago) link


johnny crunch, Saturday, 30 April 2016 22:55 (six years ago) link

I grew up with this book: Arabella, The Heavenly Cat:


Yung Chella (Eazy), Sunday, 15 May 2016 03:16 (six years ago) link

Absolutely Nothing to Get Alarmed About: The Complete Novels of Charles Wright is $85-125ish on Amazon/Abe, and there are no copies of any of his works in any NZ libraries to interloan, eh.

etc, Sunday, 29 May 2016 02:34 (six years ago) link

not sure if it's any help to you, but there is one novel from that collection available at hard to find's online site priced at under $10.

no lime tangier, Sunday, 29 May 2016 06:52 (six years ago) link

Oh, thanks, nice find - that's the one book of the three in the collected I hadn't thought to look up ... seems The Wig was republished in 1993 and there's copies floating about.

The $85ish dollar copies have disappeared from Amazon and it's over $155ish now. I'd been looking up Wright after doing some follow-up on Fran Ross' Oreo, but it seems he's just been referenced in the NY Times:

etc, Monday, 30 May 2016 23:04 (six years ago) link

The copy I have of this is apparently now worth $1,800. And the few copies going for $500 the last time I checked are no longer available. I can't imagine any human being is actually buying this book for anything more than $10.

larry appleton, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:50 (six years ago) link

But, you know, sperm cults

The high price is a little annoying because I'd like to buy a couple of copies to give out as Christmas presents.

larry appleton, Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:08 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

i bought a nice copy of this for $16 a few wks ago @ a book sale


johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:14 (six years ago) link

moreso that I want to read it than care what its worth

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 August 2016 11:14 (six years ago) link


god damn it, please repress this!

― sleeve, Friday, September 18, 2015 8:04 AM (10 months ago)

Amazon listed this at one point but it seems to have been put on indefinite hold

ro✧✧✧@il✧✧✧.c✧✧ (sleeve), Thursday, 4 August 2016 15:15 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

Paperback slightly cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Flattened-Earth-Enlightenment/dp/B01JXSL6IE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1474808131&sr=8-4&keywords=mary+terrall
Although there is in act a third entry with a reasonable price as well. Does this happen often?

Autotune the Sky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2016 14:28 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Maybe I should have held on to my copy. Although other offers orders of magnitude cheaper.

Easy, Spooky Action! (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 October 2016 01:50 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

had an inkling to buy this pre-order or rt when it was published, shdve pulled the trigger


johnny crunch, Saturday, 19 November 2016 14:46 (six years ago) link

I've been after a copy of Action: The Story Of A Violent Comic for years. Look how much these clowns are selling it for, sheer madness.


Another seller has it for a slightly more realistic £90, but that's still a little too much.

Pheeel, Wednesday, 7 December 2016 20:49 (six years ago) link

one month passes...


I was really interested in this when it came out, but put it off because it was kinda expensive. Little did I know.

Funnily enough, you can buy a box of the first 28 books in the Cahiers series for half that price (£400), which still includes this book. You just can't buy it as a standalone anymore.

Rimsky-Koskenkorva (Øystein), Thursday, 26 January 2017 23:57 (six years ago) link

There's an upcoming Krasznohorkai book in that series, but it's US$50 for 96 pages, so I won't be able to buy that

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Friday, 27 January 2017 00:49 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

lol there's a used mass market paperback copy of Poul Anderson's Tau Zero going for $3k on amazon

Οὖτις, Friday, 3 March 2017 17:23 (five years ago) link

ha lol. I was going to complain about used copies of Get in the Van going for $47 on amazon but then I saw that you can get it new directly from his merch page for $25

“Yeah. Huh, thanks.” (los blue jeans), Friday, 3 March 2017 18:04 (five years ago) link

four months pass...
eight months pass...

Somebody wants $999.61 for this one

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 March 2018 01:51 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Attention, Sund4r! Now only $2,187.88

COLLECTED WORKS FOR GUITAR CHOROS NO1/ETUDES/PRELUDES/ SUITE POPULAIRE BRESILIENNE by Heitor Villa-Lobos (February 01,2001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015X3XYBU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cDj4Ab1NRXJN7

We’ll Take Chanhassen (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 15:50 (four years ago) link

Not quite $900- only $715.36! Introduction by Damon Knight!

Casey Agonistes, and other science fiction and fantasy stories https://www.amazon.com/dp/0060129115/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Hvp5AbAWW8ES5

Dub (Webster’s Dictionary) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 28 April 2018 22:30 (four years ago) link


from $711.52
2 Used from $711.52
1 New from $1,273.92

Nashville #9 Dream (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 May 2018 23:03 (four years ago) link

$900 (just like in the title!) for Slonimsky’s The Road to Music https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007DT78Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VbRcBb6X6R8YH

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 May 2018 13:21 (four years ago) link

Attention, Sund4r! Now only $2,187.88

COLLECTED WORKS FOR GUITAR CHOROS NO1/ETUDES/PRELUDES/ SUITE POPULAIRE BRESILIENNE by Heitor Villa-Lobos (February 01,2001) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015X3XYBU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cDj4Ab1NRXJN7🕸

Price has gone up since we last spoke. Now only $ 2,762.38
+ $5.49 shipping

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 May 2018 13:23 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Only $778.77. Middle digit cleverly incremented by one to add complexity.

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 June 2018 13:52 (four years ago) link

Used from £3.13...

koogs, Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:01 (four years ago) link

It's also listing one for a penny, plus 6 quid postage from the states...

£0.01 Used - Like New
+ £5.98 Delivery

koogs, Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:03 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Pronounce it Perfectly in Russian: Book with 2 Cassettes (Pronounce it Perfectly Series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0812080165/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JHZuBb1690PE2

USED (3) FROM $191.60

Isora Clubland (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 July 2018 13:45 (four years ago) link

Btw, koogs otm, Climbers does seem to have, um, climbed down quite a bit.

Isora Clubland (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 21 July 2018 21:48 (four years ago) link

£0.01 Used - Like New
+ £5.98 Delivery

owlsmart seem to do this a lot - sell you the book for nothing but charge double for the postage. Annoys me a bit.

Dug this out the other day, copy bought from a Glasgow charity shop a few years ago. Looked inside at the pencil price that I paid - £1.50.


Ward Fowler, Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:14 (four years ago) link

I'm genuinely embarrassed at how poor I am at posting links, that was meant to be my copy of 900 grandmothers. I give up :-(

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:16 (four years ago) link

Thank you!

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:44 (four years ago) link


3-Way Tie (For James Last) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 August 2018 22:35 (four years ago) link

impressive find

I bought a beaten-up copy of Lafferty's Past Master for $1.95 earlier this year, but used copies are selling for as little as $40 on Amazon, so it wasn't as much of a steal as I'd hoped. I'm pretty sure that's the only time I've ever seen a Lafferty book in a bookstore

ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Friday, 3 August 2018 02:51 (four years ago) link

Yeah, the only two other Laffertys I have are an 80s reissue of Past Master, and the UK paperback of Fourth Mansions seen here in this Guardian article on RAL from a few years ago (still waiting on those reissues!):


Ward Fowler, Friday, 3 August 2018 07:58 (four years ago) link

> (still waiting on those reissues!)

amazon has the following upcoming releases

The Best of R. A. Lafferty – 7 Feb 2019 (few details)
9.99 Paperback


R. A. Lafferty: Three Great Novels: Space Chantey, Fourth Mansions, Past Master - 20 Sep 2018
10 quid for Kindle edition, 15 for the paperback

also the following were reissued since the article:

The Man with the Speckled Eyes (The Collected Short Fiction, Volume Four) 14 Mar 2017

The Man Underneath: The Collected Short Fiction, Volume Three: 3 - 3 May 2016

The Man with the Aura: The Collected Short Fiction, Volume Two: 2 - 17 Mar 2015

don't know if those were limited editions but they go for a premium now)

plenty of other kindle editions too, 900 grandmas is two quid...

koogs, Friday, 3 August 2018 10:19 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Used 2018 paperback of The Right Stuff, $100: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30015305990

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:30 (four years ago) link


(picked up a copy for less than ten dollars a few years back)

no lime tangier, Sunday, 9 September 2018 01:34 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

The Lost Worlds of 2001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/0283979038/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r.b9CbYR675SH

$ 437 39 $862.25 Save $424.86 (49%)
& Free Shipping

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:16 (three years ago) link

The price of the Pohl book in the link Οὖτις posted seems to have come down a bit.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:20 (three years ago) link

There must be some "Artsy" Clarke completists out there.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:22 (three years ago) link

Lots of these have come down, actually.
Villa-Lobos I posted is now at only $89.62
+ $3.98 shipping. Bunch of others are now about $7 or so.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 2 June 2019 19:42 (three years ago) link

Hopefully one day you will come across a reasonably priced Celine bio, nlt.

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 8 June 2019 22:57 (three years ago) link

i came across that maybe ten years ago for the (checks book) price of $12.50... have been thinking about rereading it to get its full value.

also recently found another copy of the bs johnson i posted way up there^ to replace the one i lent out and ended up paying twice the price for it at an outrageous $10

no lime tangier, Saturday, 8 June 2019 23:13 (three years ago) link

Since he just passed this weekend, I was seeing whether I could find a copy of a book I've only read excerpts from...and then: https://www.amazon.com/Shy-Novel-Kevin-Killian/dp/0895943484/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=shy+kevin+killian&qid=1560783473&s=books&sr=1-1

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Monday, 17 June 2019 14:58 (three years ago) link

:( I was figuring this thread bump would be related to a Kevin Killian book

sarahell, Monday, 17 June 2019 18:46 (three years ago) link

One Touch of Venus (script and libretto) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007DSIKO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IimdDbWWX0RG3
$ 264 18
& Free Shipping
Note: Not eligible for Amazon Prime

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 June 2019 11:43 (three years ago) link

one year passes...


AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:06 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

O_o ...guess i shouldn't have given my copy away perhaps

no lime tangier, Thursday, 4 November 2021 06:45 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

ya ho wtf

no lime tangier, Saturday, 17 December 2022 10:33 (one month ago) link

I own a copy if anyone's interested!


SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 17 December 2022 11:17 (one month ago) link

I like how the kindle price is 5$

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 28 December 2022 19:30 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I Need More, More Than $249.99.

And Your Borad Can Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 February 2023 21:56 (three days ago) link

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