December 2008 was a good month for relative novices on eBay. Four of the 18 sellers (2 sellers sold 2 books each) had feedback in the single digits. The fiction top 10 included 3 copies of Twilight and 2 books by Haruki Murakami. Classic science fiction was represented by 1st editions of Ray Bradbury's Dark Carnival published by Arkham House and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The non-fiction top 10 included 3 1st editions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Beyond that it was diverse - from a pre-revolutionary history of St. Petersburg, Russia and Barack Obama to Mark Twain and Daytona Cobra coupes.
|#1||$4,000.00||Signed Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami 1st/1st|
|#2||$2,950.00||Battlestar Galactica Crew Book|
|#3||$2,765.00||Cormac McCarthy-SUTTREE-A Novel-1st Ed. Author Signed|
|#4||$2,252.00||Philip K. Dick Do Androids Dream 1st Ed. Blade Runner|
|#5||$2,000.00||Signed Hear The Wind by Haruki Murakami 1st/1st|
|#6||$1,825.00||Stephanie Meyer Autographed Twilight - First Edition!!!|
|#7||$1,775.00||Stephen King- The Stand S/L Total Package + Brass Plate|
|#9||$1,000.00||Ray Bradbury DARK CARNIVAL Arkham House SIGNED First|
|#10||$999.99||Signed First Edition HB Twilight by Stephenie Meyer|
Sold as a Best Offer, the 1st edition, 1st printing was signed by Haruki Murakami. The same US seller sold #5.
Battlestar Galactica Crew Yearbook
A Canadian seller saw 21 bids for the limited edition crew yearbook. The seller ntoed that "these books [are] made a gifts to the cast and crew who took part in the series."
McCarthy's signed 1979 1st edition and dust jacket was described as in very good condition. It received 3 bids.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick
20 bids took this science fiction classic to $2,252. The ex-library copy was described as a "true first printing."
Hear the Wind
Sold by the seller of #1, this 1st edition/1st printing was signed by Murakami.
Though the seller misspelled Stephenie Meyer's first name [as Stephanie] in the auction title, buyers found it. 48 bids were placed for the signed first edition in like new condition.
A single bid won #1209 of 1,250 copies. It is a signed leather-bound copy "housed in the 2 piece wooded (Coffin) box with red velvet lining" and was signed by both King and the artist, Bernie Wrightson.
Another copy of Twilight sold as BIN. The 1st edition, 1st printing was described as very good in a very good dust jacket.
A 1947 Arkham House publication, the signed 1st edition of Bradbury's 1st book was among the 3000 copies printed. It is described as in fine condition.
Twilight appears on the list for the 3rd time, selling as a BIN. It is described as an "unread, first edition/first printing" in excellent condition.
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