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1astropi
Edited: Feb 23, 2011, 3:50pm Top

I was blown-away by how fantastic this set is! Seriously, I feel like this could easily have been a $500-600 set, and it still would be worth the cost! Enjoy...











2Wootle
Feb 23, 2011, 6:52pm Top

Nice looking illustration, can't wait to see more of them up close and personal. Is the leather the same as the original dark brown, or lighter as in the pics? I assume the flash washed the color out.

Did you get copy #1? :)

3astropi
Feb 24, 2011, 3:27am Top

The pics certainly don't do justice to the book, however they are still FAR better than any pics on the EP website (sad but true)! The leather is dark brown. My copy was #451 of course ;)

4Virion
Feb 24, 2011, 4:14am Top

Your copy is 451, but when i look in your pictures it says that this set is strictly limited to 400.

5astropi
Feb 24, 2011, 5:00am Top

4: curiouser and curiouser...

6islandbooks
Feb 24, 2011, 11:38am Top

>3 astropi:
Can't find this one on the Easton Press website. Got a link?

7Wootle
Edited: Feb 24, 2011, 11:54am Top

6- It's not on site yet. You will have to call or email to order.

#2630 Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy: /400, 4@$99.00 ($396.00)

8Wootle
Feb 24, 2011, 11:56am Top

Interesting, the flyer they sent me stated 800 sets, astropis' copy states 400 copies. I haven't seen that happen before.

9SilentInAWay
Feb 24, 2011, 12:06pm Top

Hey, my copy is #451 too!

10wailofatail
Edited: Feb 24, 2011, 12:53pm Top

The 800 copy 'Limited Edition' is a re-print of the 400 copy 'Limited Edition'. It is more rare than the upcoming 1600 copy 'Limited Edition' re-print of the 800 copy 'Limited Edition'. =)

11Wootle
Feb 24, 2011, 1:16pm Top

I think I will then wait for the 100 copy LE, or perhaps even the 50 copy.

12SilentInAWay
Feb 24, 2011, 1:22pm Top

10> Damn. Working backward, does that mean means that I missed out on the ├╝ber-rare single-copy Limited Edition?

13wailofatail
Feb 24, 2011, 1:41pm Top

I can trump that! I actually happen to have in my possession the edition that was limited to zero copies. It is copy #0. Oddly enough, it was rather inexpensive.

14Wootle
Edited: Feb 24, 2011, 1:41pm Top

12- I'm sure an employee snagged that one.

15SilentInAWay
Feb 24, 2011, 2:58pm Top

13>

Shhh! -- you can collect any or all of these editions, but you can't safely talk about them without risking a metaphysical paradox that could ultimately destroy the entire universe (or, even worse, drive up reseller prices).

That said, I think I have one of those zero-copy editions sitting around here somewhere, if I could only remember where I put it...

16Goran
Feb 24, 2011, 4:18pm Top

>15 SilentInAWay:

So its not just dividing by zero that'll destroy the entire universe?! Wow, we live in dangerous times........

17Wootle
Feb 24, 2011, 7:31pm Top

EP put up a page today when updating the site.

http://www.eastonpressbooks.com/leather/product.asp?code=2630

18islandbooks
Feb 25, 2011, 12:37pm Top

>13 wailofatail:
Actually, zero copies editions are numerous! Just a few months ago the Dutch writer Gummbah (not his real name) wrote a book Net niet verschenen boeken about 100 books that had 0 copies. It's very funny.
An interview with Gummbah is on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCgsg7J9c8g
Even if you don't understand a word of it you'll be thrilled by the covers of books like "vagina's you must see" or "Jacques looked pretty nice but he wasn't".

19Texaco
Feb 25, 2011, 4:37pm Top

This reminds me of one of my favorite Charles Chesnutt short stories...

http://storyoftheweek.loa.org/2010/10/baxter-procrustes.html

20iluvbeckett
Mar 4, 2011, 5:09pm Top

>4 Virion: & 8 et seq.

I just got the "Early Spring 2011" catalog (never received the flyer that I can recall) and it states 400 sets for the Dante (on page 3). -Soooooo, is it 400 or 800? Around 500 copies or less is the tipping point for me so far as LE's are concerned, so if this is actually 400 I'll think about it. (Looks worth the $$$ anyway for the engravings and overall design.) Can anyone throw more light on the numbers?

21iluvbeckett
Mar 4, 2011, 5:12pm Top

I noticed that Latin abbreviation I threw in at the top turned into a hot link, which really wasn't my intention, sorry :-/

22Wootle
Mar 4, 2011, 7:08pm Top

I would say it is 400, considering that is what is printed in the book, and the most recent advertisement. The 800 number was listed on pre production information.

23iluvbeckett
Mar 4, 2011, 8:07pm Top

>22 Wootle: Thanks, Wootle.

24astropi
Mar 5, 2011, 8:23pm Top

Only 400 made.

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