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Non-Fiction Top 10
February 2009

#1 $2,175.00 Narcotics Anonymous First 1st Edition Basic Text
#2 $1,824.99 NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - FIRST EDITION 1st - Numbered #710
#3 $1,801.00 Narcotics Anonymous 1st Edition
#4 $1,775.00 Antarctic Expedition Shirase book 1913 RARE
#5 $1,599.00 Narcotics Anonymous First 1st Edition Basic Text
#6 $1,499.99 SIGNED David LaChapelle ARTISTS & PROSTITUTES and NEW
#8 $1,250.00 Benjamin Graham Security Analysis 1934 1st Ed 4th Impre
#9 tie $1,000.00 Vanishing Cultures South Africa - Signed Nelson Mandela
#9 tie $1,000.00 LEROY GRANNIS - SURF PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE 1960'S & 1970'S

Narcotics Anonymous

The 1st edition #1045, the book is described as "tight binding, it has never been openend all the way." The seller's name was the only flaw mentioned. After 19 bids, it sold for $2,175.

Narcotics Anonymous

Another 1st edition, this one #710, was listed in very good condition with minor foxing. It received 2 bids.

Narcotics Anonymous

Described as in like new condition, the book attracted 10 bids.

Nankyoku Tanken
[Antarctic Expedition]
Nobu Shirase

A Japanese seller listed this 1913 1st edition with text in Japanese. Flaws described include foxing, stains, wear, and some tears.

Narcotics Anonymous

Yet another copy of Narcotics Anonymous sold after a single bid. Listed in good condition, the owner/seller used it through the 5th step, and there's some writing and highlighting present. But the real problem is with eBay's shipping calculator which wouldn't work for the seller. As he notes, "$22.90 is way more than the shipping will really be."

Artists & Prostitutes
David LaChapelle

A signed copy "still in Publisher's Wrap" sold on a single bid. It was #1063 of 2500 printed.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Described as a "rare ... 1st edition and 6th printing in good condition," the 1944 volume attracted 22 bids to sell for $1,280.

Security Analysis
Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

In a careful description of condition, the U.S. seller noted the tight binding and legible text along with flaws that ranged from underlining on 62 pages to around 9 pages with folder corners and "letters CK written on bottom edges of pages in pencil." The 1st edition, 4th impression sold for $1,250.00 as a BIN.

#9 tie
Vanishing Cultures of South Africa
Alan Mountain and Peter Magubane

Inscribed by Nelson Mandela who penned the foreword, the 1998 book in near fine condition with a very good dust jacket sold on a single bid.

#9 tie
Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
Jim Heimann, Steve Barilotti, and Leroy Grannis

Published in Germany by Taschen, the 2006 1st edition was 1 of 1000 signed copies in the deluxe edition. Text is in English, German and French. Described as "new in new slipcase," it sold as a best offer.

By the Numbers

17 sellers were from the USA
2 sellers were from the UK
1 seller was from Japan
1 seller sold 2 books
15 books were published during or after 1950
5 were published before 1950
3 sold as BIN
2 sold as BO
1 to 34 to was the range of bids
Seller feedback ranged from 1 to 10331
15 books were sold by sellers with 100% positive feedback
Feedback percentage ranged from 97.2% to 100% for sellers who had feedback
The oldest book was published in 1913.

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