Notice how many fiction and non-fiction top 10 titles are sold as Best Offer or Buy It Now? The trend continues in May 2009 with 16 - count 'um - selling without the traditional eBay auction experience taking place. Of those 16, 6 sold as Best Offers and 10 sold as BINs. Even in the Antiquarian & Collectible top 10, there were 1 BO and 1 BIN. Maybe it's time to nail down the underlying import for booksellers.
|#1||$3,300.00||Lot SIGNED Cormac McCarthy Border Trilogy 1st Ed MINT|
|#2||$3,050.00||Dark Carnival, Ray Bradbury, 1st, Arkham House|
|#3||$3,000.00||THE SIGN OF THE FOUR-SHERLOCK HOLMES-1890-FIRST EDITION|
|#4||$2,000.00||Comics Hardcover LETTER A OF 26 COPIES SIGNED R. CRUMB|
|#5||$1,500.00||The Twilight Saga Collection by Stephenie Meyer SIGNED|
|#6||$1,498.95||HUCKLEBERRY FINN--MARK TWAIN--1ST ED/1ST PRINTING-1884-85|
|#7||$930.00||Clive Cussler Vixen 03 Proof Extreamly RARE|
|#8||$898.00||THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1955) J R R TOLKIEN uk 1st eds.|
|#9||$750.00||George R. R. Martin A FEAST FOR CROWS Signed Ltd Edn|
|#10||$790.00||The Commitments Roddy Doyle First Edition Mint Unread|
All the Pretty Horses
Cities of the Plain
2 of the 3 volumes are signed by the author, and all are marked "first edition." Described by the seller as "new in excellent pristine condition. The trilogy sold as a Best Offer.
60 bids took this Arkham House 1st edition to $3,050.
The Sign of the Four
Arthur Conan Doyle
Published as a magazine series, this 1st edition consists of a "bound volume [that] contains January to June copies of Lippincott's Magazine of 1890 without the magazine covers." It sold as a Best Offer.
R. Crumb Comics: The Story of My Life - People...Ya Gotta Love'em - I'm Grateful! I'm Grateful!
The fine copy in a slipcase was previously the property of the Black Sparrow Press publisher. It is described as "copy 'A' of 26 letterd copies signed by Robert Crumb and lettered by him ...."
Twilight Saga Twilight
Continuing the Project Book Babe fundraiser, Stephenie Meyer donated another 4-volume boxed set and signed all the books plus the box. 35 bids It garnered 35 bids to sell for $1,500.
The 1st edition, 1st printing is described as containing "three (3) of the issue points that are most critical to having First Printing status." It sold as a BIN.
Sold as a Best Offer, this "might be the rarest book I've seen in 7 years of collecting Cussler."
Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
The Fellowship of the Ring is 1st edition/4th impression in very good- condition with a good+ dust jacket. The Two Towers is a 1st edition/2nd impression very good- copy in a good+/very good dust jacket, and The Return of the King is a 1st edition in good+/very good condition with a good dust jacket. All 3 volumes have maps in fine condition. The set sold as a BIN.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Signed by Rowling at Carnegia Hall, the book is described as in "absolutely mint A1 Condition." It sold as a BIN.
The US seller describes this 1st edition as "published in Dublin under the name 'King Farouk,' by the author himself. Very limited and very scarce now."
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