My decade old scarred up and annotated Gravity's Rainbow. Marginalia from so many different readings and places in my life. You can track an ever changing view of the book and in a way of my life. It's almost become like a diary.
My heritage club edition illustrated with wood engravings.
Should've bought the complete Borges in that collection like me, f.a.m.
That's not even my whole Anagrama collection m8. I used to go to this bookshop that had many of them for sale because they had some kind of arrangement with the editorial. I own more expensive books anyway.
i bet you paid twice the normal price for that piece of retardbait
I have this old cover-less copy of Anna Karenina that belonged to my grandma.
My family had it thrown away somewhere and I found it by chance.
It's cool to have it because I found out my grandma was patrician as shit.
1895 copy of Shakespeare's sonnets
made by the Birmingham guild of handicrafts
They aren't what you would call "expensive" but they are above the average.
Now put yourself in the place of a middle class Latin American, buying all those books brand new is a lot of money.
Unsurprisingly, the anon just said he bought them on sales as it is common among middle/low class Latin Americans readers.
It's also the result of many years, it's not like I bought them all yesterday. I do well but definitely not a millionaire, I guess I spent most of my money on books.
Btw now books are just fucking expensive in general in Latin America.
Not that bad after all. This is my favorite Cortázar, expensive, but great edition.
everybody must to have that book
I like more the little one, but 50 years aniversary was a gift, and it is cool the letters at the end
And I really want the anagrama collection (or at least complete the Pagina/12 collection)
If you are asking about that particular edition, I have no idea. If you're asking about the book, is absolutely worth it. The only thing I have to tell you is that don't expect much from that gimmick of "reading it in several different ways". The order doesn't really change much and it's not, by far, the most interesting thing the book has to offer.
Pagina 12 collection was very, very cheap when it came out. They still should have them somewhere if you look for them.
>No way! I recommended you to buy a cheaper edition of rayuela and buy both.
Oh, allright. Yes, I'd go for Los premios too. But yes, pretty much everything he has written is at least interesting.
>I found some, but I can't find the others a nice price...
Yeah, best thing is just to try to do an effort and buy them when they are coming out. When the sale is over then they sell them at bookstores at unbelievable prices. Those collections are amazing if you get them on time, I've recently bought some from La Nacion's edition of Siglo XXI at at least 1/3 the price from the originals.
Yeah, some of them are quite awful (not all though). But for many books they are the only translation available, and the originals tend to be way more expensive and difficult to find.
I like this edition of Gulliver's Travels, it's one of the few hardcovers I own
Your objections to e-readers are a bit, erm, nonsensical. Of course your use of the word 'pleb' as an insult rather calls your intellect into question, so I suppose we shouldn't be too surprised.
everything is worth as much as people think it's worth, to the anons who like rare/interesting books they are willing to pay for them because they think it's worth it. You don't and that's fine, but don't act like you're superior because of it. I'm sure there's plenty of stuff you consider worth paying more for that the other anons don't.
1960s, basically perfect condition. It's not much, but it is mine. Got it for a couple bucks at a thrift store.
I just love the cover. Better than all the other ones out there for Ivan ilych these days.
I don't know why I love this cover. I want to buy some Conrad books from the same library.
This isn't something that's unique, or rare or really old, but it's got some sentimental value to me.
I first read this book in 1998, when I was in the 4th grade, and it's what got me into reading proper books. I'd go to my schools library every break and read this book over and over again. Before I "graduated" from the school I bought the same book from the library, and have owned it even since.
Managed to cop this weird boxset of The Hobbit, worth about a hundred dollars Canadian, for twenty bucks. It was used, but in new condition, and the seal holding together the postcards was still intact. It comes with a mass market-sized hardback copy of The Hobbit, black but etched with the profile of Smaug stretching from the front to back; all the artwork from the book in full-colour on postcards; a map of Middle-earth and Over the Wild; a companion to the map; and, something that really excited me, an audio CD a half-hour in length featuring Tolkien himself reading out loud the entirety of Chapter V: Riddles In The Dark. It's quite nice and I'm glad I bought it for so cheap and in such good condition for being so cheap.
I remember this. Read it in grade school as well. Basically about some skid from the shit part of town that is a better runner than anyone else or something? It's been at least 15 years so forgive my memory
It's about a kid who ran away from his aunt and uncle and kept running till he reached the town that was split in the middle, with one side filled with blacks, and the other filled with whites.
And yeah, he was a faster runner than anyone else.
>talks shit about consumerism
>posts a fucking kindle
Vila-Matas is one of my favorite writers so it's kind of tough to say. I think I'd go with Doctor Pasavento, but his diaries are also great and so are his short stories. His last couple of books I didn't like so much though.
And IMHO, El pasado is the best Argentinian 21st century novel so far.
My grandfather has a first edition LOTR...among many other collectors items. Thankfully him and I have always discussed literature, philosophy and his time in the war so I will be receiving most of his interesting valuables.
I will never sell it though.
1800's illustrated Decameron printed in London that I bought in Reykjavik for about $3
Will post more if interested.
Loving the aesthetic a physical book is different than appreciation of a written work, which may be viewed on any medium. This thread is more about collectors.
Anyways, the gold ones on the left are a first edition second printing of an 1850 collected works of Longfellow with beautiful paper and gold leaf. The In Cold Blood is another first edition and does not have the readers digest marks (for some reason the great majority of the first edition went right to readers digest). The Moby Dick is a softcover on acid protected paper, and is very beautiful to read.
My faourite is "Historia universal de la infamia"
It is hard to choose a top 3.
El informe de Brodie is not his best, but damn that last story, it blew my mind.
His poems are great, sometime even better than his stories.
Just picked this up for $5 today, been reading the book online. Wandered into a bookstore and found it. Surprisingly good condition for a 60's print.
>>thinking you are beating the system purchasing the latest technology
Maybe not beaten, but it's a step in the right direction if you buy a cheap device and have access to all the books on the internet.
He was the fast white kid hiding out in the black part of town. I didn't even realize the racial tones until I reread it like a decade later. I was just like, "Being the fastest is the best. I agree."
>half the first edition Amber Chronicles
>a bunch of signed stuff by my favourite pop culture authors like Butcher
>17th century family pressed Bible in German belonging to a famous NY Priest (found in a Missouri backwoods book store)
>this copy of house of leaves
I only keep the other 700 books in my apartment closet-library because I have problems.
I'll post a few of my favorite books
Wagner's Ring Cycle, two volumes illustrated by Arthur Rackham ~1910
1888, mostly notable for illustrations by the little known American symbolist painter Harry Siddons Mowbray
The End of the Game, by Peter Beard, 1965 original. Really cool but depressing book about the impending doom of African wildlife.
Socratic Memorabilia by Johann Georg Hamann, 60's era facsimile in German and English.
I found four or five Redwall books signed by Brian Jacques at a local thrift store. Most of them are addressed to some kid named "Aaron" but this one ended up containing just his signature, and on further investigation it's a first edition to boot. Very lucky find for someone who was obsessed with those books in grade school.
I also have this first edition/first printing of The Proud Highway which I quite like. Not signed by HST however.
>books that you love
fresh out of highschool? or maybe a lit major? either way, you need to stop eating whatever they feed you. shakespeare is shit, get with the times old man
I'm just starting my bookshelf. I have the literal basics right now. And not even much of the basics. Until a month ago I owned maybe 2 books, but checked out >100 from the library in the past year, and read triple that inside the library without checking them out. Feels great to own some things.
If used books stores around me had more poetry my shelf would be full 3 times over now.
Tons of nice Phil books for sale though