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  • GuyLawley
    Champion of the Balance
    • Aug 2004
    • 1479

    Sleeping Sorceress HB on eBay

    Anyone bidding on this eBay item?

    I'm moderately keen but won't bid against a fellow Miscellanist, especially if you are in the USA/Canada and will thus pay less postage.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Moorcock-THE-S...QQcmdZViewItem
  • Marca
    Eternal Champion
    • Aug 2004
    • 2014

    #2
    I might have if it had been in the UK... to be honest though you could probably get a decently priced copy from Jayde.
    'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

    Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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    • GuyLawley
      Champion of the Balance
      • Aug 2004
      • 1479

      #3
      The thought did cross my mind!

      The thing is, I come across books while browsing eBay which I didn't know I wanted until that moment. Perhaps you know the feeling.

      Especially when they in fine condition and you are looking a tempting picture!

      I'd better ask John for an up-to-date list!

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      • Michael Moorcock
        Site Host
        • Dec 2003
        • 14278

        #4
        That IS a good price. As everyone knows, I hate to see people paying through the nose for stuff, but SS is a fairly rare book.

        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
        The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
        Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


        Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
        The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
        Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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        • GuyLawley
          Champion of the Balance
          • Aug 2004
          • 1479

          #5
          Thanks for that Mike!

          This is my last call on this eBay item; anyone from this site who is bidding (are you there, cb2 ?) intends to bid let me know now please!

          Otherwise I'm intending to bid before closing (1 day and 3 hours from...

          ...


          ...now.)

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          • Michael Moorcock
            Site Host
            • Dec 2003
            • 14278

            #6
            It was actually the first 'new' Elric book I wrote after publishing the first two and before I wrote Elric of Melnibone.

            Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
            The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
            Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


            Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
            The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
            Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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            • Marca
              Eternal Champion
              • Aug 2004
              • 2014

              #7
              Guy, I just noticed you won this auction. Well done! :)
              'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

              Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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              • GuyLawley
                Champion of the Balance
                • Aug 2004
                • 1479

                #8
                Thanks AV. Bit of a bargain I think. Arrived in the post yesterday.

                Very nice condition in a Brodart mylar sleeve. Pages browning but I gather "they all are" (paper quality not so great).

                The Cawthorn drawings are used very nicely on the DJ.

                I also got a US Cure for Cancer first. What a contrast. Hideous DJ art!

                Will scan when time permits. Distracted this evening by the new David Renwick / Tamsin Greig TV comedy (and I heard there was a documentary about some pop singer on as well)

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                • Doc
                  Doc
                  Eternal Champion
                  • Jan 2004
                  • 3630

                  #9
                  I agree that the US Cure for Cancer DJ is awful. The art is more creepy than anything else, and the colors are a bit much for my tastes. I always think of the Mad Hatter when I see it, for some reason.

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                  • David Mosley
                    Eternal Administrator
                    • Jul 2004
                    • 11823

                    #10
                    On the subject of hardback JC novels, have you seen this copy of Lives and Times on eBay?

                    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MICHAEL-MOORCO...QQcmdZViewItem



                    Don't think we've got this one in the Image Gallery, and it has 2آ½ days to run, but at آ£4.99 it's a little outside my price range.

                    EDIT: There's a cheaper (آ£1.99) ex-library copy here as well:

                    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Michael-Moorco...QQcmdZViewItem
                    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                    • Azariel
                      Eternal Companion
                      • Sep 2005
                      • 787

                      #11
                      Bless Ebay! Its been my source for Mike's material for months now. Its where I got my Michael Whelan cover variants of Elric, which has an interesting story:

                      One day I headed to my local used book store, but seconds before I got there, some lady had just grabbed EVERY ONE of Mike's Elric material. We had a nice 1hr and 1/2 discussion over the Eternal Champions, while I cursed myself for having not been there sooner. O well, I bought the "Eternal Champion," though Erekose was a poor substitute. Good thing I bought the "Swords Trilogy" and "Chronicles of Corum" which pleased me better. Maybe it was Elric's Duke of Hell, Arioch's in Book 1 that did it for me

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                      • GuyLawley
                        Champion of the Balance
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 1479

                        #12
                        That's a lovely HB JC volume you've found there, Demos, and maybe worth going the extra few pounds for! I've got one in reaosnable nick already; thanks for the tip-off though. Maybe will be of use to someone here.

                        I agree, e-bay has changed the face of book-buying. Still can't beat browsing in a musty dusty old shop, but so often the browsing doesn't pay off - or someone beats you to it! What a frustration, though a conversation ensued which may have been priceless.

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                        • Marca
                          Eternal Champion
                          • Aug 2004
                          • 2014

                          #13
                          I might bid on the JC, although postage is rather high. I took delivery of a first hardback of Byzantium Endures today. Faded spine, but overall in very good nick. I could have bought it when it first came out, but ended up buying the paperback. The hardback wasn't in the Image Gallery, so I've scanned to Limbo:

                          [link expired]
                          'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

                          Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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                          • Michael Moorcock
                            Site Host
                            • Dec 2003
                            • 14278

                            #14
                            That's a first of Lives and Times and from what I've seen of dealer's catalogues, it's cheap in good nick at 4.99! In fact I wouldn't mind buying it myself, since I only have one copy. :)

                            Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
                            The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
                            Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


                            Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
                            The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
                            Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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                            • Governor of Rowe Island
                              Orgone Accumulator
                              • Aug 2004
                              • 5266

                              #15
                              [quote=Aral Vilsn]I took delivery of a first hardback of Byzantium Endures today. Faded spine, but overall in very good nick. I could have bought it when it first came out, but ended up buying the paperback. The hardback wasn't in the Image Gallery, so I've scanned to Limbo:

                              [link expired]


                              I don't think I've read that version of Angus Wilson's quote before. I've only ever read the abridged version on paperback books. It's an even more flattering (and accurate) tribute.
                              You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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