That is a good deal for $7500, still.... I'm crazy, but not that CRAZY. If only I was wealthy...
Don't forget PEACE AMONG THE ANTS, and how that price dropped significantly when "out of nowhere" a lot of them hit the market. It's conceivable that the same thing could happen with this (we don't really know that they were all "confiscated" - just because few have turned up doesn't necessarily mean that few exist...legend also has it that Going Modern was "suppressed" but we know that isn't true), and whoever pays $8k for it will be hosed. Well, I have to agree with nymark - you're hosed paying that for it anyway. It just isn't justified for this.
Even if Genius is super rare and there are only a dozen out there, for 8 grand you could probably put a copy of every one of Bukowski's rare, early chapbooks onto your shelf. Which makes more sense? I'll take the early chaps, in case anyone is xmas shopping for me.
He still has this book on ABE for $12,500.
If he can accept $8,500 for it, I wonder what he paid for it.
D'oh!That was The Curtains are Waving...
I saw a copy of NQB at an art fair (?!) in Santa Monica a year or two ago, and it struck me as a bit of an albatross.Not Quite Bernadette is huge and complex in construction - yes, that's the most appropriate word - and it did appear to be worth a great deal of $ - and even then I started to question my sanity.
I sold it because there was just nowhere to display/store it other than under the bed. And what's the point of that?
If he's in Italy and he pays using euros, then he's spending 5,090â‚¬ on this, which is not that bad.
Funny you should say that, because as it turns out, there is an ideal page size and format for presenting text. Printers and typographers have had 400 years to figure it out, and it's always funny to me when people come along and think those rules don't apply to them.mjp - you said something in another post once about the virtues of reading things in book form as opposed to on a computer screen. That is very true, but it also size is important. NQB is just too big - it doesn't feel right.