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Old Nov 28 2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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nothing special but I made the mistake of visiting Oxfam bookshop today! Got to go back! They had a few Asimovs I haven't got! Anyway... I managed to get a 1973 Corgi paperback of Dragonflight (that makes 4 copies I own and 1 my sister owns ) and a 1985 copy of Decision of Doona!
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Ah, the joys of collecting! Congrats on your find, Edi!
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Old Nov 30 2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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almost wish I hadn't now... had to buy a textbook in a hurry- with express delivery from amazon...nearly £9 postage!
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Sounds like nice editions, Edi.

I got 15 English language editions of Dragonflight by now and still need a few
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Old Nov 30 2006, 08:05 AM   #5
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I know you've got the df edition- you posted it here sometime earlier in the year!
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Hans, does the 15 include the one I brought with me at the weekend?
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Hans, does the 15 include the one I brought with me at the weekend?
Uhm... no
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Old Nov 30 2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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nice find. I got a 1983 (11 edition) decision at doona paperback. Its one of my favorite series. However I don't like paperback. ( bad things happen to my paperbacks) Does anyone know if there is a hardcover Decision at Doona besides the Worlds of Ann? (don't get me wrong...must have it : ) but it is beyond my means ight now)
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Mender, the only other hardcover version of Decision at Doona is a UK hardcover by Rapp & Whiting from 1970. I suspect that it'd be well out of your price range too (prices start around $80 for an ex-lib copy).

It might be cheaper to find a local binder that would rebind a paperback as a hardcover for you, or perhaps find a copy someone has already done that to (a "turtleback" as they're called).
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I like "turtleback" ex-library books. They hold together better than regular paperbacks when frequently read and they take up much less space than "real" hardbacks.
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Decision at Doona wasn't done in a hardcover that's affordable. But if you like Crisis on Doona the SFBC did a hardcover edition. Those are on eBay now and then and are affordable.
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Thanks guys its my favorite series next to PTB. I can find Crisis easy in hardcover. Treaty on doona or Treaty Planet (omnibus) is still had to find. I am still saving up for Worlds of Anne. its the only one I know of with Restoree in hardcover and I can buy it signed.
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Restoree is available in a Rapp and Whiting hardcover in the UK but again it's bloomin expensive (I know because its my favourite edition and I can't afford it!) It has a really disquieting cover that fits the book far better than alot of them cough! Hildebrandt cough!)
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@Edi, Congratulations on the book finding...you certainly are adding to your collection.
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