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Shannon Leaper Acquisitions and Collecting Exercise

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This collection is based on the work of fantasy author David Eddings who along with his wife Leigh Eddings, authored twenty-seven novels from 1973 to 2006. The purchases highlighted in this assignment are meant to augment an already developed personal collection. The collector currently possesses all but three of David and Leigh Eddings published books, but most are massmarket paperbacks, collected over a twenty year span. All exhibit the wear and tear one would associate with an avid reader of a beloved author. The collector is ready to make the transition from book-buyer to book-collector (Randall, 1992, p. 70) and to add her collection which currently includes four first edition hardcover novels by the aforementioned authors. To do so, she will attempt to obtain hardcover, preferably first edition copies in very good, fine, or very fine condition (Carter & Barker, 2006, pp. 71-73). Proposed Acquisitions High Hunt by David Eddings. Bookseller: The Fantasy Connection (Lake Oswego, OR, U.S.A.) Book Description: Putnam, New York, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. The author's first book. Signed on the title page by the author. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000462 Price: $500 Justification: Although not in fantasy genre, was the first book David Eddings wrote, almost a decade before Pawn of Prophecy. This is a first edition in near fine condition, signed by the author on the title page. The Belgariad : Pawn of Prophecy; Queen of Sorcery; Magician's Gambit; Castle of Wizardry; Enchanter's End Game ( Volumes I - V complete) by David Eddings. Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited (Guildford, Surrey, GB, United Kingdom) Book Description: Century Publishing, London. Cloth Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A lovely copy of this five volume set of this series The Belgariad - all being first edition published by Century Publishing, the latter two published by arrangement with Ballantine Books. All books with wrappers, published between 1983 - 1985. Book One - vg/vg. Light bumps to the head and tail of the spine and two corners slightly bumped. Slight spine lean. A little normal age toning to the pages. Ever so slight indentation mark to the lower fore edges, barely noticeable. Clean and

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tight. Dust wrapper not price clipped with light creasing to the head and tail of the spine of the wrapper. Slight indentation mark to the spine of the wrapper, not affecting the spine of the book. Clean and tight. Book Two - vg/ vg+. Slight bump to the tail of the spine with the cloth at the head and tail of the spine being lightly turned in. Slight bumps to two corners . A few light fox spots to the upper fore edges and a little normal age toning to the pages. One page corner has been turned, leaving a neat crease. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper not price clipped with slight shelf wear to the wrapper edges and a slight scratch not particularly visible to the rear panel of the wrapper. Well preserved. Book Three - vg/vg+. Light bump to one corner and a light bump to the head of the spine and a slight bump to one other corner. Light normal age toning to the pages. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper not price clipped with slight shelf wear, including slight creasing to the head of the spine of the wrapper. Book Four nf/nf. A well preserved copy. Slight foxing to the upper fore edges. Fresh and clean. Dust wrapper likewise well preserved with a few slight scratches to the wrapper panels, visible in certain light. Book Five - vg+/nf Slight bumps to the head and tail of the spine and slight foxing to the upper fore edges. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper not price clipped with slight shelf wear. No inscriptions to any of the books and the wrapper have no tears or loss. A very good first edition set . Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 218330 Price: $1788.06 Justification: The first of David Eddings fantasy series, this first edition set is in very good to near fine condition. The set exhibits some bumping and foxing, but all copies include their dust covers and are well preserved. The Belgariad: book 1 Pawn of Prohecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician's Gambit, book 2 Castle of Wizardry, Enchanters' End Game -The Complete Belgariad series in two (2) uniform matching hard cover Volumes by David Carroll Eddings. Bookseller: Nessa Books (Dundas, ON, Canada) Book Description: Nelson Doubleday, New York, 1984. Hard Covers. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. Daniel R. Horne cover artist for both books (illustrator). Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 8vo - over 7" - 9". -----Both hard cover (2) are in Very Good Plus condition, no names, 759, 626 pages plus maps by Shelly Shapiro in both books, faint edge wear, dust jackets are in Very Good Plus condition with

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faint edge wear. Any image directly beside this listing is the actual books and not a stock photo. Bookseller Inventory # 006903 Price: $88.25 Justification: Although this is a Book Club edition of the series, bound in two volumes, the collector could not pass on the artwork on the dustcovers done by Daniel R. Horne. Both volumes are in very good condition and the uniqueness of the artwork justified purchasing duplicates of these books. The Sapphire Rose (Signed Copy) by David Eddings. Bookseller: Yankee Book & Art Gallery (Plymouth, MA, U.S.A.) Book Description: NY s-108 Ballantine 1992., 1992. Fine In VG+ DJ. ISBN 0-34537474-6 AUTOGRAPHED COPY Signed on half title page. 1st ed, 2nd pr. Binding is Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 027252 Price: $75 Justification: This was the hardest volume for the collector to choose. This copy is a first edition, second printing. There was another first edition, signed copy, in fine condition, for $225, but by purchasing this copy, she could afford to acquire one more book. The Losers by David Eddings, Dust Jacket Illustration by Michael Herring. Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, ABAA Book Description: New York.: Fawcett Columbine, 1992. Hard Cover. Fine (our Top grade)./Fine (our Top Grade). 1st Ed, Review Copy. Review Copy. First edition. REVIEW COPY with tipped-in review slip.. Price: $35 Justification: There was not picture to verify the condition of the book, but the description states the work is in fine condition. The collector currently possesses a first edition, mass-market paperback, but wishes to obtain a hardcover copy.