Sunday, October 10, 2010

The hardest Archival History volume to find

Irregular Memories of the 'Thirties came out in October 1990, and by the BSI weekend less than three months later, the entire 500-copy edition was gone and there were no copies to sell at the hucksters room for those who'd been waiting to buy it there.  (We upped the press run after that.)  A copy, described as mint, just came up for sale on eBay, with the bidding to start at $55.00, and the bidding to close on the 15th.  It makes me cringe a bit, but nowhere near as much as when Bob Coghill told me last year what he'd paid a bookdealer for his copy. For those interested, go to

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