Really that hard to find?
Posted 09 February 2002 - 06:19 AM
Cause if there is a 0 chance it will be at my bookstore I wont bother.
Posted 09 February 2002 - 08:04 PM
Didnt find it, but that wont deter me.
Posted 17 August 2002 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 August 2002 - 03:39 PM
Posted 17 August 2002 - 03:54 PM
We had a very hot thread about this not too long ago. Wish I could remember what it was called, but I'm pretty sure I started it?
Originally posted by Bondpurist
Why don't they just re-release Colonel Sun and the Gardner novels in a paperback series to save us from scrabbling about in second hand book shops? I'm sure they'd make a killing.
Posted 17 August 2002 - 04:44 PM
Posted 17 August 2002 - 05:01 PM
Ah well, the Flemings were shipped to shops last year again, but all my Gardner books and that Amis one I found via ebay. You just can't get them! It's truely a pity
Posted 17 August 2002 - 05:19 PM
Here's the cover and the first page:
Posted 18 August 2002 - 07:32 AM
Posted 18 August 2002 - 08:21 AM
To my amazement I found 15 copies of Colonel Sun on the shelves! They were all the 1991 Coronet Books edition, and as they labled the cost in Australian dollars as well as English pounds on the back, I'm assuming they were imported from Oz, most likey as unsold stock.
Never underestimate the value of rummaging through a secondhand bookshop, even in a non-english speaking country.
BTW, these Col. Suns were going for about US$2 each.
Posted 18 August 2002 - 03:26 PM
Posted 19 August 2002 - 03:55 AM
I don't know what your experience of this situation is like in Korea Rafters, but my experience tells me that as these english language books are just foreign literature the shopkeepers just wouldn't know the worth of some of them.
Originally posted by rafterman
nice find BC...
Last year I was able to purchase a near-pristine copy of From Russia With Love with the movie tie-in cover for just US$3! How the hell it managed to be kept in such good condition all this time, I don't know.
Posted 25 August 2002 - 10:30 PM
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Posted 14 December 2002 - 04:22 PM
So I got my hardcover copy on e-bay for $20!
I get all the Bond books in hardcover - I've got all of the Gardner books, 4 of the Benson novels, and 7 Fleming Bonds all in hardcover. I will have them ALL in hardcover before too long....
Posted 14 December 2002 - 04:56 PM
Thanks for that, boeserzwilling. Interesting cover.
Originally posted by boeserzwilling
Just a late addition. This is the German 1st edition from 1969.
For you Colonel Sun fans, check out the cover of this rare issue TRUE magazine that first serialized CS.
Posted 14 December 2002 - 05:49 PM
"Colonel Sun" first was published in Germany as "Liebesgr
Posted 29 December 2002 - 09:02 PM
I found it in a used bookshop, along with many Fleming books from the early 60s. All about 50p, a little tattered but still relativly good.
There are quite a few shops down here in Portsmouth that may sell these books. Just around the cornor from the shop I bought Colonel Sun from, was a book shop specıalısing in Crime Fiction. I will have to have a look in there since it seems the kind of place to sell Bond books.
Posted 31 December 2002 - 03:57 AM
Paperback naturally, going to start reading it soon. For it's extreme rarity it better be damn good
Posted 31 December 2002 - 08:52 PM