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For those that enjoy WWII related history this book is really well put together with nice illustrations. Ordered one for myself and my brother who dwarfs my WWII knowledge. He was over this weekend and we were going through his copy. The color illustrations of course are my favorite.
It's pricey but IMO worth it... if you're into that sorta thing 🤓
>1 GOBOGIE: Or you could buy the trade hardback from which this edition is made for $18 off of Amazon. I would note however, that it would cost more than $200 to rebind the book in leather.
As are most of our EP books, but paperbacks book would not look good sitting next to my other WWII leather cache 😎 Nor are they allowed in my book cases 🙊
>3 GOBOGIE: Trade HARDBACK. In any case, I don't believe most EPs are just leather bound copies of other publisher's text block. Some certainly are but not most. I like to know when I have the option to buy the original hardback or pay substantially more for EPs pig leather binding.
Sorry misread that lol. Maybe my wife is right in that I need my eyes checked 🙄
THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS
"Alice in Wonderland" is down to 70 copies (from 800)!
'The Most Dangerous Game" is down to 9! Note, it is small...
I would love to purchase Night but it's quite expensive for 122 pages at $316.00 wow! I would love to own this book and many of the EP DLE's.
For those of you who were able to afford this book, enjoy it!
Can never afford anything like that. You guys are so lucky. I'm just a poor student and my parents got sick of me begging and crying. So, finally they purchased two books for me from EP.
>14 TeaAndHoney: I agree, I purchase most of my EP books on eBay and have always been pleased.
I'm not allowed to buy anything from Ebay by my parents. I'm sophomore in college and go to school full-time and take summer classes as well. So, I have no part-time job and can only beg and cry for EP books, which no longer works on my parents. I have to wait for my birthday or Christmas to get EP books that you guys can buy any time you want. I can't wait to graduate and get a job.
Where there's a will there's a way. Find odd jobs, save what you can, exchange meal card credits for cash from friends/roommates, check out flea market-type book sales. Get a PayPal account and sell your stuff on eBay to feed the habit.
17: get credit card, go into debt, have no regrets as you read your beautiful books and say "meh, it's only money" :D
I understand you completely. When I finished my Masters (at the relatively old age of 31) I treated myself by subscribing to the one book a month plan of Easton Press 100 greatest books. I don't go out on the weekends, don't have a fancy car, don't go the movies often (perhaps 3 or 4 times a year) had a wife and 3 kids. But I love literature, and wanted a monthly treat that I could afford. At that time, the monthly book was $39 I believe.
This was one of my best life decisions, as I was exposed to many authors and novels I would not have picked up myself by simply going to the bookstore or library. This expanded in future years to include the great books of the 20th century (which I believe is the best series EP produced), as well as the classics of science fiction, the signed science fiction, and many other smaller sets and one offs.
24 years later, between my EP and Folio Society (FS) books, our house is overflowing, and I hope to continue to read and enjoy as many of these as I can in the next 20 years before I die.
Now, there are likely less expensive ways to satisfy your love of fancy, beautiful things. EP books in particular are a bargain in used book stores. So are the Folio Society books, the Limited Editions Club, and the Heritage Press books.
If you like older literature, as a college student I would definitely recommend you seek out the Heritage Press editions of such books, as they are generally the cheapest, while still being incredibly well made and attractive.
If you like newer literature, then keep asking for EP and FS editions as gifts.
>19 sdawson: Thank you. I'm already "burned out" by my biology classes and need Christmas with more EP book gifts from my parents. I'm in love with new, directly from EP site books and will be waiting for my parents to get me more. Thanks for your advice though. I showed your responses to my parents and they laughed and told me to stay away from this site. So, I would not be getting any wrong ideas, since after Christmas, they will not be buying anymore books from EP, for a long time. I thought that showing my parents your responses will excite them and persuade them to continue enriching my library with EP books but it produced the opposite effect. Go figure.
>19 sdawson: >20 fancythings:
I really got my start in fine editions with Heritage Club books. And I wholeheartedly agree with Shawn's advice. If you look at some of the other sites, like George Macy Imagery, you'll discover that many of the Heritage Press books were very well made and nicely designed. While the EP books have nice bindings, often the quality of text and illustration is superior in the HP books.
I'm not sure if EP began with reprinting (not necessarily well) Limited Editions Club books but it was long the mainstay of their production. And the Heritage only lacked the leather bindings but were often better reproductions.
>21 laotzu225: "And the Heritage only lacked the leather bindings but were often better reproductions."
In comparison to EP only, right? I thought most LEC editions were cloth (i.e., not leather).
>22 treereader: correct. Although some LEC and even HP books were leather or part-leather bound.
Per EP customer service concerning numbers of titles on hand:
The number of books on hand for the indicated series are:
2963 The Works of Shakespeare 3 vol. set – 50 copies
3119 German Popular Stories – 135 copies
3144 Idylls of the King – 110 copies
3102 Princess Bride – 95 copies
3103 The Leatherstocking Tales 5 vol. set – 180 copies
3105 Carlyle French Revolution 3 vol. set – 230 copies
3277 The Romance of Tristan and Iseult – 100 copies
This reply was sent to my email on 10/23/2017.
>24 saintmelville: Amazed that Tristan and Iseult is running low. I too bought this ridiculously priced book, but I admit it is quite lovely.
I noticed that Dover is offering a very similar volume with some of the background in the art / illustrations printed as black & white or monochrome variant. However, the EP version illustrations appear full color. The DLE volume is quite appealing and especially so with the binding design + slipcase. I have been leaning toward this DLE since EP added actual photos in the advert.
>26 saintmelville: well I love the obsessive love opera by Wagner, and this might be one of the most sumptuous books you ever hold in your hand almost Folio size. Every page has Color illustrations. A true marvel of craftsmanship. Justification for this guilty pleasure .... my birthday gift to myself. It is not a rational purchase, but extremely pleasing nevertheless.
>27 HugoDumas: Congratulations with Tristan and Iseult; this is the most gorgeous edition I ever seen. I also gave my parents and relatives my Christmas wish list, which consists of "GILGAMESH" DLE; PARADISE LOST 2 vol. DLE; THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER DLE; THE LIFE OF SITTING BULL AND THE INDIAN WAR DLE and THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 2 vol. DLE. My parents told me to read more ancient poems and history books to enhance my classical education, on top of my biology classes. When I gave this list to my parents they smiled. Do you think I have a chance of getting all of these books. They did not say no. I want above books more than I would want a new car. I'm studying in my school library right now but still can't stop thinking about EP books. What is wrong with me?
>28 fancythings:: What is wrong with me?
You will find no stone throwers here!
>28 fancythings: That's a very nice Christmas wish list to have. Sounds like you have great parents and relatives that can afford Easton Press DLE's! Hope you get what is on your list. I would love to get some DLE's, but would only be able to afford one at a time since I would have to make monthly payments.
There is nothing wrong with you having a passion and desire to collect Easton Press's beautiful leather bound books because most of us here share the same common interest.
One of my favorite movies, Excalibur, has Tristan und Isolde playing through much of it, and it is fabulous!
Thanks for your support guys. I have no money to afford any of them. I'm doing well in school so, hopefully, my dream will come true and between my parents and relatives I will get all of them. I read my EP beauties next to the fireplace and its such a great experience. Unfortunately, I finished reading my only two EP books, and now, I really don't want to read my B&N editions. All I can promise to my parents, is that if I get above books I will not be asking them for more EP books, for a long time. Well, I will make an effort not to ask. Well, I will only look at them on EP site. Well, I will do anything my parents will ask me to do to get more.
P.S. Anyone else finds Odyssey DLE very attractive and dreamy book. Ohhh, if I can only hold it in my hands now and read it all night and have an intoxicating smell of leather on my fingers.
I definitely prefer the out of print 6-volume Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire over the 2-volume version. Though the latter may have more pictures, the former is actually readable. They are reproductions of the original Limited Editions Club version.
Lol! We've all heard that story before. "If I could just have this particular set of books, I won't want any more for a long time." ha ha! I don't think you realize how deep this book habit takes root. You'll want more before you even find out whether you're getting any of those books on your wish list. (And so will we!)
>35 treereader: yes like an illicit drug.....addictive and probably more expensive.
>33 fancythings: It's irresistible when I'm in my library reading my EP books and I catch myself staring at the books on my bookcases and admiring the gold gilding against the richly colored leather spines and covers that really gives me a sense of pride and happiness that my family members don't comprehend. The question I always get from them is "why do you need all those books and how many have you read". I just look at them, smile, and say you can never have enough books and I read them at a casual pace to enjoy them, so I'm not trying to break any reading records and will be well stocked for retirement some day.
>37 Tolkienfan: most people do not understand. Most people do not own a single book or read one after they leave school according to a recent poll.
>38 HugoDumas: That is truly sad and I feel sorry for those who don't own or read books! They don't realize what they are missing out on in life!
Agreed. I’m a 25-year old female and nobody I know my age reads. If they do, it’s garbage mainstream fiction novels. I absolutely love the “shock” factor when someone comes over and sees my collection. It’s interesting though, I would say 80% of people are impressed and show a genuinely-keen interest in knowing more. Some go so far as to ask to borrow books. (Done that once, never again.)
Yup, letting other people borrow your books is a path that often leads to anger and fear. Don't do it!
Me: "You see the pile of paperbacks over there?"
Me: "Have at them!"
Lololol you guys are too much. Looks like we have all been there! Definitely a case of "no good deed goes unpunished"
When I loan a book to someone, I plan on never seeing it again. Thus, it's never an EP edition.
lol. I would never give my EP books to anyone. EP books are bedroom books and I only read them (my only 2 EP books) next to the fireplace and/or in my bed. No one, except my parents can touch them. I want every book on EP site but especially DLE's. I can't wait for Christmas as I'm really exhausted about thinking if I will get DLE's that I want for Christmas. I gave up. I just want them so much.
My copy of Imitation of Christ came today. If you’re interested in religious philosophy, it’s a good thought-provoking read
Only 25 remaining on website
>47 TeaAndHoney: I've been watching it for a couple of weeeks, it is selling fast. I was hoping to pay off others before ordering, but at this rate it will only last another week or so.
Yes, I was lingering for a while then all of a sudden it became limited. I purchased beginning of October for the $100 sale and I believe there were 35ish left at the time
>47 TeaAndHoney: yes congratulations. For those on the fence, here is my previous post as well as digital image of book.
Here is a complete digital image of the lovely 1908 Imitation of Christ containing a large introduction and appendices. It contains 8 beautiful full color devotional plates. It is deluxe but not limited. There are significant differences between this version and modern translations especially in layout. But it is all there and more! However, unlike modern versions it does not include an index of themes nor a concordance.
>47 TeaAndHoney: Congratulations on your wonderful purchase of a beautiful book, hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
>57 Wootle: Ivanhoe is worth it. Probably the best of Sir Walter Scott. The illustrations are spectacular.
I am going to buy Ivanhoe when some of my payments run down for other books. It should be a joy to read with all of those illustrations.
>59 Wootle: but of this list Count of Monte Cristo despite expense is the most spectacular with its 500 illustrations.
>60 HugoDumas: Hopefully that will also be arriving at my home next year.
>61 jroger1: I think it will be around a while yet. If the art in it is as good as the other Native American related DLEs, then they are splendid as well.
>61 jroger1: I can absolutely see the appeal of all the American Indian EP DLE books like this or Schoolcraft. If I were younger I would have them all especially with my BS in anthropology.
**Mini Rant by Wootle**
So, The Imitation of Christ has been on the Limited Quantities list for a while, and moving towards zero fairly quickly. Last Friday the 3rd I decide to order it, with about 10 copies showing left in stock. I print out my order receipt showing it had gone through. No charges showing all week, but no surprise, as a lot of times I'll receive the book before being charged the first payment. Fast forward to today. I call to get a replacement sent for Beren and Luthien (another problem) and while on the phone I inquire about Imitation. The guy said they had run out of stock and I would not be getting one. As I explained to him there was plenty of stock when I ordered. He said they had oversold and to bad. The problem I see with his story is, it has been relisted on the site at least three times in the last week with a few available each time, well after "supposedly selling out". And once again today it makes an appearance on site, after my call, for sale with a few copies. I went ahead and placed another order, but have little confidence in receiving it.
And here is the flip-side. I ordered Dragonfly in Amber a couple of weeks ago as it was about to sell out. There was probably two or three left in stock when I placed the order. Two days later I decide to cancel and did so on the site. Cancellation confirmation etc. Earlier this week it shows up in house. I call and tell them to go ahead and charge me and I'll keep it.
Yesterday I receive Beren and Luthien. Through the wrap I can see two very obvious problems. The first, the spine gilding is far off center. I can almost live with it, but since there is an even bigger binding error, its going back for exchange. The second is harder to explain, the bottom third of the text-block is slid downwards from the upper two thirds, so the white pages are showing on top and bottom for about a millimeter. Unacceptable for a $110 book.
Ordered Ivanhoe today, it had better arrive as expected or I'll have to take a "time out" from EP.
Several of us have had the experience of ordering one of the last few copies and of receiving a defective one. I'm pretty sure they must be selling their returns hoping the new buyer won't notice the defect.
Also, when the stock is low it is best to pay for fast delivery. Otherwise, it won't be shipped for two weeks and other customers might grab the remaining stock in the meantime. It isn't fair but that's how it seems to work.
>66 jroger1: One should call or e-mail during the day when ordering something low on stock. I found out (the hard way of course) that internet orders don't actually go through until midnight each day...so while you placed your order via the website, and even though you can literally watch the ticker go down from, let's say 3 to 2, someone can still call and order the book and their order will, according to EP's standards, be placed before yours.
>65 Wootle: I sometimes wonder if EP does ship out the bottom of the barrel or returns hoping it will be kept by a non-discerning customer since 4 of 6 last purchases were defective, and some product newly discovered inventory.
My defective copy of Luthien certainly couldn't be from a return, as it was just announced three weeks ago. This came from the front of the line.
Someone must be monitoring email orders, though. I placed an order recently at about 11:00 a.m. for 2-day delivery. Tracking shows that shipment information was sent to FedEx at 11:22 a.m., and it was picked up at 2:38 p.m. Perhaps orders for standard delivery aren't placed on the system until midnight.
>71 jroger1: Yes I was told e-mail and phone orders will go through during the day, only web orders aren't updated until midnight.
So the lesson I'm learning here is that I shouldn't make any EP purchasing decisions until 11:55 PM Eastern, which would make them relatively immediate while also saving on unnecessary expedited shipping costs.
>73 treereader: Well, I've never used the expedited shipping, but I think your best bet is to order by e-mail during the day.
So, yet again my order for Imitation of Christ was canceled today, after receiving four confirmation emails this time. It has been back on the site for sale every day since I ordered, and is right now on the site for sale. So I make the call wanting an explanation. They seem to be mystified with the situation. I can not imagine them reselling this item every day, and canceling every one of them for three weeks. How many dissatisfied buyers there must be with them.
I recommend sending them an email. All of my email requests have been handled by Joe who seems to be a very competent guy.
So I ordered a copy of The Imitation of Christ yesterday while it was still available for purchase through the website. I've been back and forth for a while on this one but more so wanted to see what would happen. It said there were two copies left when I ordered and it is showing up in my order history this morning, but not yet shipped.
Good luck, you're gonna need it. After about 4-5 days it will disappear from your history with no explanation. EP used to send out letters when they canceled an order, but don't seem to be doing that anymore, probably the extra burden on the forest became to expensive considering the large amount of paper they would be using.
I feel bad for you Wootle. If they ultimately fail to come through for you on this they should gift you a free DLE of your choice....preferably one they have in stock.
I'm envisioning you seeing the white EP box on your porch, you reaching out to pick it up, and some EP henchman running buy and taking it away on a full run right as you're about to touch it. The henchman drops a stack of Imitation mailers on your porch as he zooms by.
>83 treereader: That's pretty good. Could be that FedEx says it was delivered but sent it somewhere else. They've done that to me before with important documents, so why not a book.
This wasn't one of my must buys or anything, I would have been okay with the cancellation of the first order, if they wouldn't have put it back up for sale for two weeks afterward, and then canceling the second order as well. I really can't believe their system would allow them to oversell a book by 20 copies or more. Something goofy is going on they don't want to admit to to me.
>84 Wootle:: "Something goofy is going on they don't want to admit to to (sic) me" -- or to anyone. Shoddy and incompetent on EP's part. If I were one of their corporate suits and knew about this (unlikely they do), I'd be pretty embarrassed.
Ivanhoe DLE is now in the countdown box on the home page. It won't last long there. 23 copies at the moment.
DLE's on the endangered list:
The Fountainhead - 90 copies
The Count of Monte Cristo - 71 sets
Bulfinch's Mythology - 23 sets
Paradise Lost - 36 sets
Captain Cook's Voyages - 31 sets
Report on Indians - 63 copies
Alice in Wonderland - 42 copies
Ivanhoe - 9 copies
Sitting Bull - 89 copies
Impartial History - 74 copies
I came really close to getting the Ivanhoe; I really enjoyed the book. I took another look at the standard EP edition I have and noticed it has plenty of pictures, including color ones, and is overall a really well built book. I'm sure there are far fewer images in it than in the DLE but I'm more of a story person than an illustration person. If it was an abridged versus unabridged issue I would have gotten the DLE without hesitation. I spent the money on SACDs instead.
>89 treereader: tough decision for me too. I love this book. I had the equally impressive Franklin Edition with numerous color plates. After fine pictures of the DLE were posted I took a gamble and ordered it. It was spectacular. I gave my Franklin Edition to my son-in-law.
Sadly, I don't have a son-in-law to give a spare copy! Incidentally, the SACD order just arrived!!!
DLE list change: It appears that the non-leather EP Item 3104, Vonnegut The Masterpieces, has been pulled from the list or has sold out. The original limitation was set at 1000, as I recall.
Anyone thinking about Wrinkles In Time by George Smoot better act today with only six copies remaining. Smoot
Does anyone think this 1000 sets sold out? I couldn't find the value in purchasing it, just not much to entice me. Standard hardcovers that are readily available at most book stores. Spine photos such as it had, just turn me off. Perhaps if it was Vonnegut's entire output with some sort of theme on the spines it would have been okay, but just five books didn't work for me.
>59 Wootle: Well....This is (1) of several EP sets that have ventured away from the leather world. I would like to purchase, as you state, a complete "works" set and for the stated price, though in leather. Just can't get around the cost and cloth with sleeves.
>97 Wootle:, When this first came out, I thought it was a bad mocked up placeholder. Unfortunately, they never replaced it. This has to be the most unappealing cover art I have ever seen in Easton Press. I kept expecting the cover of "Slaughterhouse-Five" to have a big red star with "NEW AND IMPROVED!" on it.
This set reminds me of something that Folio Society sells with the cloth binding and slipcases! It seems that EP is testing the waters with these similar materials and styles like the Folio Society so they can start branching out to customers who are not interested in the leather bound books.
>97 Wootle: I always felt this set looked awful. The other two sets of cloth bindings they did weren't too bad looking.
I was seriously thinking about it, enough so to start reading reviews about the book. I was a bit turned off by the number of reviews that said the story devolves into a "look how great I am" narrative. Some people wrote that he does do a decent job describing how hard it is to keep on task and make sure funding and resources stay available. I decided I'd be more interested in the technical aspects of the work more than the journey. I don't know if that helps anyone and if anyone has better insight, I'd be glad to hear it.
If I wanted a set like this I'd get a Folio Society version. I buy Easton Press for the leather build and look.
That was also my thought. I certainly don't mind FS, but that's not what I'm looking for on eastonpress.com.
The Atlas of Middle Earth bites the dust. Down to two Tolkien listings available to buy. I would bet Beren and Luthien won't last a year. Time to reprint some of the earlier titles that have been unavailable for a while. Like Father Christmas.
>106 Wootle: Damn! When did History of the Lord of the Rings drop? I was hoping to order but kept pushing off due to other priorities.
>107 hamletscamaro: The History set dropped off a couple of days ago, and I'm afraid it will probably be gone for good this time, as that was its' second run through. Same with the Atlas, being its' second run, it'll be gone for quite a while I would imagine. I luckily did get both ordered this year after putting them off for quite a while.
Well, I guess I wont be adding these to my collection then, oh well!
DLE's on low quantity alert.
The Fountainhead - 74 copies
The Count of Monte Cristo - 64 sets
Paradise Lost - 29 sets
Captain Cook's Voyages - 26 sets
Edward Detmold's Aesop's Fables - 91 copies
Report on Indians - 60 copies
Alice in Wonderland - 34 copies
Sitting Bull - 88 copies
Impartial History of the War - 67 copies
Green Willow - 83 copies
The Dune set has disappeared from the site. And I was almost to the breaking point of buying it.
I highly doubt Dune has sold out. A lot of us were put off by the combination of "doesn't match the Masterpieces of Science Fiction version's size" and "won't sell partial sets" aspects of this set, so it likely hasn't sold as well as they would have liked it to. It was 10% off once during a Cyber Monday sale a year or two ago and it wasn't ever on the limited items page, either.
>112 treereader: I agree it probably didn't sell out, however it is off the site. Many books never make it to the limited quantities page before going OOS.
It's just not worth $110/volume. Maybe $70/volume. Maybe they'll put it back and list it for sale someday. Then I'll worry about it disappearing.
Arthur Rackham fans, only 7 copies left of the Alice in Wonderland DLE.
DLE's on the limited quantity list:
The Fountainhead - 67 copies
The Count of Monte Cristo - 51 sets
The Holy Land - 95 sets
Captain Cook's Voyages - 3 sets
Edward Detmold's Aesop's Fables - 85 copies
Report on Indians in the US - 58 copies
Pudd'nhead Wilson - 60 copies
Life of Sitting Bull - 80 copies
Impartial History of the War - 49 copies
Green Willow - 71 copies
Kafka’s Metamorphosis DLE is now shown to have just 98 copies remaining.
I have received 15 books from EP since the beginning of November. Two with serious binding issues, and one damaged in transit. 20% failure rate. How's everyone else holding up?
I had to ask for one replacement due to poor manufacturing of the boards - unnatural defects/textures in the leather. I've ordered 4 (with 2 freebies) in recent history with 1 (+1) still on the way. So, at the moment, 25% defect rate, unless we don't count freebies, then it's currently 33%. When the next two arrive the numbers should improve.
For comparison, FS has had 0% defects total, but I've probably only bought 20-40 from them total over the last couple of years.
For EP there seems to be a direct correlation between price and tolerance for imperfection. Their less expensive books seem to have fewer defects or reasons to send them back. As price goes up, it becomes easier to spot defects. I want to attribute this entirely to my own sensitivities to price and quality expectations but they've been oddly consistent. In other words, if I bought 10 random $50-65 EP books I know I'll find little to worry about. If I buy 10 random $200+ EP books, the defect rate will almost assuredly be disappointing. I wonder why...is it just my imagination? Or do they really have poorer quality control on smaller print runs?
>119 Wootle: 50% serious flaws and were returned (3/6). Two returned without replacement, 1 replaced and returned for refund because fix was unacceptable.
>121 HugoDumas: Assuming you are talking about Baron, which I decided against or else my rate would have been higher.
>120 treereader: I haven't bought any FS for a couple of years. I don't remember having any binding problems, but at least 50% were damaged in transit. It just became to much of a hassle and I gave up on ordering any more. I do find one occasionally in a used book store that I will purchase. For me, it is the reverse on the price correlation. I haven't had any problems with the higher priced editions, it's the $65-$120 ones that are running the high defect rate. Perhaps because I look at all of them with the same eye for quality control, no matter if I spend $500 or $65, they need to be in a state of minimal to zero defects.
Considering my return rate is growing yearly, and my eye for quality remains the same, I believe the quality control at the bindery is dropping every year. The prices are rising along with inflation, I actually feel they are rising faster than inflation, and the quality is decreasing.
I will probably slow way down on purchasing this year, and only pick up a few that are really calling to me.
Here is what I received yesterday, after waiting six weeks for it to ship. I believe it to be unacceptable at any price point.
>123 Wootle: unacceptable agreed. Baron was unacceptable yet I told EP to print it correctly as a DLE and I would buy it.
First Folio DLE has suddenly appeared on the limited quantities list with a low quantity. They are probably breaking up the print run. First Folio
>127 Wootle:, First Folio had a print run of 1623. Given the price point I was expecting this to take a bit longer to sell out. I wonder if this is their first run and they will send out for the second half. Anyone know if they ever list the first half of the printings on the Limited Quantities page?
HugoDumas, I know they have dropped a couple of books that you purchased in that interim point between printings. Did they list the first half on the Limited Quantities page?
This is EP, so no telling if there is any consistency to their approach. If anyone wants this, I would suggest you order now.
>128 Wootle: >129 hamletscamaro:
Print runs are a great mystery. Double Helix carried this note for a while: “We're sorry, this product is temporarily unavailable and is currently closed to new orders.” The word “temporarily” seems to imply there will be more later, but this is the same note that was appended to the Schoolcraft DLE listing more than 2 years ago. This uncertainty leaves interested buyers in a lurch, not knowing whether to wait or to pay inflated prices on the secondary market
As of 3-29-2018, DLE's on the limited quantity list or stated as limited quantity:
1142 The Fountainhead - 33 copies
2965 The Holy Land - 93 sets
3045 Edward Detmold's Aesop's Fables - 72 copies
3020 Report on Indians in the US - 45 copies
3188 Pudd'nhead Wilson - 31 copies
3187 Life of Sitting Bull - 68 copies
3107 Impartial History of the War - 38 copies
3218 Green Willow - 48 copies
3504 Around the World in Eighty Days 89 copies
3144 Idylls of the King - 99 copies
3286 The Living Talmud - 7 copies
3142 The Myths and Legends of China - 53 copies
3054 The Life of George Washington - 95 sets
3264 Stories from Hans Andersen - 91 copies
3252 William Shakespeare The First Folio - 13 copies
2879 The Metamorphosis - 84 copies
3277 The Romance of Tristan and Iseult - 59
3106 Uncle Tom's Cabin - 20 copies
I am still really surprised how quickly Shakespeare's First Folio sold. Granted, I purchased a copy, but it is much more of a niche item. It is certainly readable, but other copies are much more readable. I expected this to be much more of a slow moving item.
>133 hamletscamaro: I was surprised too. I suspect it is more of a souvenir piece and that few will read it. My brother with great verbal skills (lawyer) bought it and found it inaccessible. The book is among the top 10 most valuable books in the world.
Somewhat surprised, Uncle Tom's Cabin DLE has joined the limited quantities list at 21 remaining as of 3:34 pm on 3/27/2018
>135 saintmelville: yes a surprise meaning hardly anyone knows the crummy print job. I purchased it ONLY because I got a free $125 leather encyclopedia of psychology.
The illustrations are very poorly reproduced, especially noticeable on black faces that show no detail but are more like ink blobs. This is one of only 2 or 3 DLEs that should never have been released. My $75 printer/scanner/copier makes better copies.
>138 jroger1: I notice after we confronted EP they changed to actual pictures of the illustrations in their book versus deceptive pictures of the actual 1853 book (hint: they knew they screwed up and we caught them misrepresenting their printing)
>140 saintmelville: Next time please copy the list into a new post and update, that way we can compare how many sold from then to present. We get a good sense on how fast they are moving. Thanks.
Thanks for the update, I've been to busy lately to do it weekly.
Would those of you who own this DLE not recommend buying it due to the poor illustration quality? I only ask because I am interested in buying this DLE.
Buy it if you really want it. Then study the illustrations and see if you want to keep it. EP makes it easy to return items.
I didn’t return mine but probably should have. Experiences like this one make us less likely to buy their next offerings.
>143 jroger1: Thanks, that's what I'll probably do. It cant hurt to buy it and then send it back if I'm not completely satisfied.
>142 Tolkienfan: I could not justify purchasing it without one of those $100 book gifts to soften the blow. EP botched this book by failing to capture the appropriate contrasts on Black American faces. They captured Caucasians just fine! The binding is spectacular and matches the original design.
>145 HugoDumas: Thanks, much appreciated for the information! I'll have to contemplate a little longer on this DLE.
>146 Tolkienfan: coincidentally there is a new $100 free book offer just today.
>147 jroger1: I noticed that they are running low on the quantity for this title, so I'll be making my decision this week for sure.
This would be a good jumping on point for me to start collecting DLE's since I don't own any. The only deluxe book I own in my library is How the Other Half Lives.
>148 HugoDumas: I didn't get the email on that offer? I was getting email offers almost daily and now nothing! Do you happen to know what is on the list for the $100 free book offer?
>150 Tolkienfan:, I had the same thing happen. I've been a very good customer for years and never received the last $100 offer at all. So I signed up a second email, my work address, for email updates. I have to wade through about 5 emails a day, but I got my $100 offer today!
>150 Tolkienfan: call them. I notice a nice book on the art of David.
>151 hamletscamaro: I informed Johnni in customer service that I stopped receiving the email offers, but still get the mail offers. I may have to use an alternate email address as well like you did.
>152 HugoDumas: I talked to EP through email and Johnni sent me a list of what they offered for free and the title that stood out to me the most for best value and not a coffee table book is 3024 -Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam which is the slipcased volume 1913 edition.
>153 Tolkienfan: you will find a $100+ gift book makes you feel better about the flawed Uncle Tom’s Cabin even if you wind up selling the book. I sold my mint Gladator which I applied against an expensive but spectacular slipcase Dead Sea Scrolls.
That $210 free Rubaiyat makes it a no brainer for you.
Fountainhead - 23 copies
Holy Land - 92 sets
Hans Andersen - 90 copies
Detmold's Aesop's - 67 copies
Report on Indians - 42 copies
Around the World - 80 copies
Idylls of the King - 98 copies
Pudd'nhead - 28 copies
Sitting Bull - 65 copies
Impartial History - 36 copies
First Folio - 11 copies
Metamorphosis - 79 copies
Green Willow - 38 copies
Tristan and Iseult - 44 copies
Living Talmud - 4 copies LAST CALL
Thanks for the update, Wootle. You have already caused me panic enough to further decrement both Tristan and Iseult as well as Metamorphosis by one each over the past two weeks.
I'm now considering Around the World as well. I really like those hand marbled end pages; which EP rarely includes in their books.
I'm buying Around the World as soon as I can. Metamorphosis after that. I better start saving up, time is short.
>159 supercell: "It must have been a very good lesson (and a lesson learned, I hope) about the importance of providing good photos when trying to move expensive books."
Agree! I think Wootle's photos also helped them sell more copies. Easton Press, if you are reading this, please understand that we want good, quality, real-life photos of the books and plenty of them. Provide more real-life photos of the exterior and interior of the book, especially the illustrations. Wootle provides the very best photos of your books, better than the photos I have seen on your website. Maybe you should consider contacting Wootle about taking more photos of your books to help sales.
>160 NotDownInAnyMap: I think it is also due to the super low printing of 300.
>162 Wootle: This now shows "Temporarily unavailable and closed to new orders." I wonder if this was just the first half of the printing? I can't remember if they put the other books with two printings on the limited quantities countdown as well.
They have used that same message for many of the books I have watched over the years, but none of them has reappeared. I’m not sure what they are trying to tell us.
The 6-volume Schoolcraft set carried that message, for example, with its limitation of 600. My copy is #379. Does that imply that at least 379 (maybe 400) had been printed before it was withdrawn? I don’t know. Resellers are asking $4,000-$5,000, and any buyer who pays that much will get a rude shock if it later reappears on EP’s page for the original $1,200..
A year and a half to sell 1623 copies of a DLE priced at $450, and it's Shakespeare. That seems pretty fast. So perhaps just the first half printed and then the contemplation of whether to print the second batch. It took two years to sell out Midsummer Night's Dream with a 250 print run. Of course one story compared to many stories probably helps.
>159 supercell: It appears EP is trying hard to add better photos. All the DLE's from the last year and a half have live photos included now. Hopefully this is something that will continue.
It has taken 5 years to sell 400 copies of The Tempest and it still isn’t on the Limited Quantities list, yet they continue to produce more Shakespeare DLEs. Right now they have the Tempest, the First Folio, the 3-volume Complete Works, and MacBeth (with a 1,200 limitation).
I've seen a few books listed with a link to the PDF of the flyer we would have received in the mail, too.
>169 treereader: Yes the flyers are wonderful. I would like to have a scan of every one of them for the database. I grab them whenever possible. Great information there.
>168 jroger1: Tempest is a great book, I would recommend it as well. Almost as nice as the DLE Midsummer Night's Dream. I had to postpone my purchase of MacBeth, since I needed to move Tristan and Iseult (which is beautiful) and Metamorphosis (ordered but not yet received) higher on my priority list of items to purchase.
Side note, I did also order Ocean at the End of the Lane while it was still listed, but I just received my letter today saying that it was out of stock and they couldn't send me a copy. Probably better off. My wife loves Neil Gaiman, but I haven't collected any of his other books. Knowing my personality, I would track down his other offerings on the secondary market, and wind up paying a lot more.
>172 jroger1: Not true. The Folger Library has 82 copies of the First Folio.
Oh, you mean the "other" EP copy of the First Folio... :)
>173 hamletscamaro: “Folger Library”
I mean the decaffeinated version.
Holy Land - 88 sets
Hans Andersen - 88 copies
Detmold's Aesop's - 60 copies
Report on Indians - 36 copies
Eighty Days - 69 copies
US Centennial - 67 sets
Idylls of the King - 96 copies
Sitting Bull - 54 copies
Impartial History - 22 copies
Metamorphosis - 76 copies
Green Willow - 11 copies
Tristan and Iseult - 35 copies
Life on the Mississippi - 91 copies
Gutenberg out of stock for the summer, going back for a second printing.
>181 Wootle: This is quite impressive. I wonder if this was done with their normal half quantity print run or some other quantity. Given the very high price point on this Bible, and given the fact that probably 99% of the people can't read Latin, I was expecting it would take a while for this one to sell. I know Bibles have always been a fairly sure bet for EP, but given the $900 price point, I thought this may be a slower sell.
It’s been said before but the fact that they put the word facsimile on the front cover was a big turn off for many... it was for me. As if we didn’t already know 🧐
21 months since announcement, 2500 total print run, if they printed the first half only, then that's 60 copies a month - 2 a day, perhaps. Bibles are their best sellers.
>185 jroger1: I personally think it is pulling a Gutenberg, but we'll see.
187: So sad... but I refuse to believe that Romance will die ;)
Confessions of Nat Turner, 5 left
Well if Nat Turner sells out and someone misses it, I will sell them my copy at retail. :)
Just isn't something that needed a Leather edition. At about $5 per page, I should have used the money on a DLE.
>191 Wootle: ... completely second that. I saw this at a local used book store for $55. But even at that price ... I questioned the need for it in leather bound.
Unfortunately I am back here to discuss the >119 Wootle: problem. Three books received in the last week, two being replaced. One being shipping damage from a to large of carton, the other just being absolutely ridiculous. Two wet pages in the middle of a DLE, obviously wet before binding, but being left in. Along with a couple of smaller problems with the same book. And this is a book others have had problems with. It looks like a return to me, but I can't be sure of course. All of the corners are lightly pushed, and there is an ugly black mark on the front free endpaper opposite the limitation page. Quality control, why have you abandoned me????
When your hobby becomes to much like work, what do you do?
Here' the pics: DAMAGE
Keep in mind it is very difficult to photo wet pages that have dried. Perhaps EP will also view them to see what type of crud they are sending their customers.
Easton Press: Please keep in mind, if you do this enough times, you will have no customers left to send your product to.
>195 Wootle: THAT IS INSANE!!! I have thankfully never seen that kind of QC failure from EP. Completely unacceptable and inexcusable.
Weird - I had the identical issue with a black mark on the same page facing the limitation page (in Around the world)!! I have yet to return my copy, so it’s not that same one - but this issue seems to be common.
You should check the spine hubs - I have had to return two Around the worlds with indents by the hubs where the paint has chipped off.
>198 Ar40: I already packed it back up. I did notice some rubbing at the top of the spine, but there was so many other things wrong with it I didn't pay much attention.
This is a title I really want on my shelf, but I'm not going to return to many copies. One more try and I really hope they can get it right.
>198 Ar40: I have a very similar black mark/smudge on that same page facing the limitation page (in Around the world). Must be what they sent to the printing press. Mine is #461
We should start a page or a google doc or something that can be updated with volume numbers of every book we all return ... so we can keep track of what ones had issues (maybe numbers 400 to 500 had this black mark issue).
Also since there seem to be so many returns/exchanges we could keep track of if anyone is getting those returns back as an exchange.
EP should not be keeping any returns with substantial issues (water damage, ripped pages, serious page creases etc.) in the mix. And if they do they should be offering at a discount price.
And yeah ... I really like Around the world edition ... good luck getting a better copy. It's nice to have on the shelf for sure.
>195 Wootle: I swear that Around the World in 80 Days looks identical to one I returned last year. It must be the same one. Even the marks on the cover look the same. I wanted this book so much especially because of the real marbled endpapers and I enjoy reading Jules Verne. I tried 4 more times but kept getting copies with marks/scratches on the covers and/or noticeable amount of gilt missing on the spine. I eventually gave up. If this is the same copy, I'm horrified that Easton tried to pass it off to another customer!
I was thinking about taking a sharpie to the watered pages, but just can't bring myself to do it. I most certainly think they recycle them whenever possible, some people are more particular than others for sure. I'm going to try one more copy but that's it for me, not going to waste any more time on returns than that.
The marks on the cover from the box ribbon are irritating, and they have been on every book I've received in a box. I would like to see them do away with them and put them all in slips.
I fear that Easton's "no questions asked" policy on returns is highly dependent on the inordinate number of customers who purchase but never remove books from shrink wrap. If every significant flaw was caught and the book returned, either the policy would go away, prices would skyrocket, or the books would no longer be made in Tennessee.
Are these defects really more common in DLEs or is this group just more discerning on these higher-priced books? I know my level of scrutiny scales proportionately with the cost of the book.
I’ve had defects in regular issues too, but I usually ignore them because the books are less expensive.
I wonder if EP sticks with its Tennessee printers/binders because there isn’t another American company that can handle the volume of leather-bound editions. FS has had to step outside of England to Germany and other European counties (and even China in a few instances) because the UK no longer has a printer/binder that can meet its standards and volume.
>203 treereader: I'm definitely a bit more forgiving when I get a $99 book as opposed to a $400 book. But I check all page by page just so I am not surprised down the road on something that if I had caught sooner I would've been able to replace. But on lesser non DLE books ... if there's a page with a crease ... I'm usually ok.
And I was thinking the same thing ... why wouldn't EP just re-shrikwrap and reship. The chance that a collector gets it and never opens it only to wait 2 or 5 years to sell on ebay at an increased price. But poor ebay buyer ... when they open and find a horrible surprise.
Actually, The first one they sent me and the third one (which is thankfully perfect) didn't have the black smudge on that page! It was only the second one that had the issue.
Tristan and Iseult back on with (14) remaining. https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/233/3277/THE-ROMANCE-OF-TRISTAN-AND-ISEULT
>187 jroger1: "The romance of Tristan and Iseult is over."
Not so fast my young friend. Many left unsold.
They’re probably returns. There were 91 “Hounds” yesterday, now there are 94.
And I think I resent being called young. It robs me of my wisdom.
BE CAREFUL AND INSPECT. I HAVE BEEN BURNED ON ALL REDISCOVERED DLEs.
>209 jroger1: Ah, don't let anyone rob you of your wisdom, that was hard earned.
Last year I was talking to a colleague and I called him an "old timer". He has been in the business for 30+ years, very widely known, and probably about the best there is in the region. I meant it as a compliment, but he took it as an insult and stormed off. I hope I get to be an old timer in my line of work and am as respected as he is.
I find that people are more likely to take my dumb ideas seriously if I stoop a little and wear glasses with thick lenses. Clearing my throat at appropriate intervals helps too.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 90 copies
The Holy Land - 83 sets
Stories From Hans Andersen - 79 copies
Detmold's Aesop's Fables - 48 copies
Report on Indians in the US - 31 copies
Around the World in 80 Days - 47 copies
History of the US Centennial Edition - 4 sets
Idylls of the King - 87 copies
Life of Sitting Bull - 47 copies
Impartial History of the War - 20 copies
The Metamorphosis - 74 copies
Life on the Mississippi - 57 copies
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 81 copies
The Holy Land - 80 sets
Poe Stories & Poems - 82 copies
Stories from Hans Andersen - 79 copies
Detmold's Aesop's Fables - 39 copies
Report on Indians - 27 copies
Around the World in 80 Days - 13 copies
History of the US Centennial Ed - 62 sets
Idylls of the King - 86 copies
Sitting Bull - 38 copies
Utopia - 34 copies
Metamorphosis - 72 copies
Life on the Mississippi - 2 copies
>218 Wootle: as I finish my EP and Franklin 7 volume Verne set, I unequivocally can state around the world is one of those rare five star novels. If I had the cash I would get around the world in 80 Days.
I really enjoy it. The second copy I received is barely acceptable, so I get to keep it. It was a joy to read.
I thought I saw you selling a two volume Verne set yesterday.
Only (8) remaining for 3504 Around the World in 80 days DLE as of 12:34 PM CDT on 7/9/2018
>222 saintmelville: having just finished Verne’s core works in EP and Franklin, this novel and Mysterious Island are his top two works in my opinion.
>223 HugoDumas: I have yet to read the mysterious island set, but have completed Around the World and agree that it's a must have for the Verne enthusiast. Hopefully, we shall soon see more Verne DLE volumes.
>223 HugoDumas: >224 saintmelville:
As good as Verne’s stories are, I won’t read the EP editions with the exception of the recent Journey to the Center of the Earth DLE.
“Contemporaneous English-language translations have been widely criticized for their extensive textual omissions, errors, and alterations, and are not considered adequate representations of Verne’s actual novels. The British writer Adam Roberts, wrote in an essay for The Guardian: ‘I can't think of a major writer who has been so poorly served by translation’.
“Since 1965, a considerable number of more accurate English translations of Verne have appeared. However, the highly criticized older translations continue to be republished, due to their public domain status and in many cases their easy availability in online sources.” - Wikipedia
EP has used the inferior public domain translations for all their Verne editions including their DLEs.
As Saintmelville has noted in another thread, “Phantom of the Opera” has been removed from the web site even though it was never on the Limited Quantities list. Not sure what that means.
“Around the World in 80 Days” has sold out. There are now just 58 DLEs for sale compared to 72 last December.
I hope they slow down their productions of DLEs. I absolutely love the facsimiles and they're breaking my bank. I think around 30-40 DLE in stock is more than enough variety... Quality over quantity...
>226 jroger1: This seems like a quick sellout for 1200 copies and available less than a year. I had this on my wish list, but it was lower on the priority and a couple of other "Limited Quantities" titles got my buck. I would hope that this is just a mid-print removal and they will list it again later. Granted, which titles make it to the "Limited Quantities" page confuses me due to inconsistencies, but I would have thought this title would have been added if it were actually down to the last of the 1200 print run.
ReadTree posted this message in another thread:
“I emailed Easton, and the response I received is that it is sold out with no plans for a reprint.”
>230 jroger1: Yes, I saw that afterwards. However, even the "with no plans to reprint" seems weird, since this was a Limited Edition. If they had been at the end of the run, I would expect some comment like "the entire print run has been sold." The response seemed too generic.
Customer Service reps only report what they are told, and they don’t always understand the issue. EP has probably printed and sold 600 copies, then management decided not to print the final 600. But they could change their minds later. A number of DLEs have “disappeared” in this manner.
>230 jroger1: >231 hamletscamaro: >232 jroger1: Sorry, I paraphrased... Should have copied and pasted. The exact wording was: "unfortunately the deluxe edition of the Phantom of the Opera has sold out. There are no current plans at this time to publish more copies". I've been keeping an eye on in and telling myself I can definitely not afford it. However, had a counter appeared, I may have caved. It is a stunning edition.
The risk is that some people might pay double on the secondary market only to have EP reprint it at the original price.
EP seems to be getting less patient with their slow sellers - Phantom and Metamorphosis - both issued just a year ago. Others issued around the same time include Doctor Moreau, the Prince, and Animal Farm, so it might be a good idea to get the ones you want now. There are older ones, too, but they might already be on their second run.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAY ……….looks like they got one ack in stock, 1 left as of 7/14
"For Cause and Comrades" just sold out. I had it on my wish list and saw it was down to 2 copies. Whew, I'm glad I spotted that!
I'm going to have to ask all of you to slow your roll on buying DLEs so I don't have to take out a second mortgage trying to keep up with the high demand!
>239 George_Allen: I second that. My dance card is full with the recent buy one get one offer, as well as all the Military History titles now starting to ship. I can't take anymore for a bit.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 76 copies
The Holy Land - 78 sets
Poe Stories and Poems - 34 copies
Stories from Hans Andersen - 73 copies
Fables of Aesop - 17 copies
Report on Indians in the US - 19 copies
History of the US Centennial Edition - 58 sets
In Praise of Folly - 95 copies
Idylls of the King - 82 copies
Sitting Bull - 29 copies
Utopia - 7 copies
Metamorphosis - 70 copies
Michael Strogoff - 65 copies
Utopia is now gone. The fastest selling one now seems to be Poe Stories and Poems.
I don't know if we are only tracking DLE/LEs here, but Eric Larson's, Devil in the White City is down to 27 copies. I picked up an extra with the sale. It is a great book for anyone who hasn't read it, and they are currently making the movie.
Edward Detmold's AESOP'S FABLES only 5 left, ordered mine today :) they have been going very fast for the last couple of days!
Aesop’s Fables in now gone. The moral: disappointment follows hesitation.
The Poe DLE is gone. The terror, the abject horror of missing out on this one tore through Jacob’s body like a sword through Caesar’s flesh.
I had my last temptation with this book yesterday, when I went to EP website and accidentally saw that there was one copy left, and I could get it. But looking at the illustrations again, stayed my hand and saved my bank account. :)
I do agree that this is one of the most striking DLEs that EP produced, and I sincerely congratulate all fellow devotees who have acquired this book.
>251 booksforreading: you were wise. I got sick of POE when it was included in every single subscription set by Franklin Library. They drove me crazy never allowing a return on a book I already had. At one time I had 4 Poes from Franklin. Ultimately it led to my quitting them and going over to EP who at least gave me the choice of books within a subscription series.
I'm glad that EP is selling out of their DLEs. I want EP to do well, and produce more beautiful books! Of course I can only afford a few of them, but, I'm glad the art of bookmaking still lives!
One of the pillars of my philosophy of life is that one cannot have too many Poes or too many Robin Hoods or too few Austens. I’m still waiting for a Robin Hood DLE.
Jroger1: Do you have either the red or green Robin Hood which came in slip cases?
I have about 10 Robin Hoods from EP, most of which are green, but I don’t know which ones came in slipcases because I don’t keep them.
I know of two red ones, an early edition illustrated by N. C. Wyeth and their most recent one, a collection of early poems, songs, and ballads about our beloved hero. I think the latter one came in a slipcase.
Those are both beautiful editions. I’m a sucker for bright colors, and the reds in Inferno and the gold in Gilgamesh are spectacular.
1 copy left of Devil in the White city (!!).
I got mine last week through Signed Modern Classics, to be safe. Interesting detective story.
As saintmelville has noted in another thread, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has disappeared from EP’s web page. It was never shown on the Limited Quantities list.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 70 copies
The Holy Land - 78 sets
Stories from Hans Andersen - 71 copies
Report on Indians - 9 copies
History of the US Centennial - 57 sets
In Praise of Folly - 92 copies
Idylls of the King - 79 copies
Sitting Bull and the Indian War - 20 copies
The Metamorphosis - 69 copies
Michael Strogoff - 29 copies
One of last years Reader's Choice titles The Lone Star Ranger is about to sell out.
The Jungle Book DLE has just been placed on the limited quantities list
263: Reminds me of a ditty I once heard...
Easton Press Item 2963-001-003, (3) volume set of The Works of Shakespeare, has sold out or has been removed from the DLE List
Several DLEs have recently disappeared without ever appearing on the Limited Quantities list. Speculation in this forum has been that EP made a late decision not to do another print run, but I don’t think any of us knows for sure. If there is a DLE you really want, I wouldn’t wait too long to get it.
Despite a trickle of new offerings this year, there are signs that EP may be winding down the DLE series. Last December there were 72 listed for sale, but today there are only 55.
The (2) volume set of Walden has been placed on the Limited Quantities List at 95 units remaining
The DLE American Anti-Slavery Almanacs is now on the limited list. I am guessing this has not sold well and they are cutting the print run down drastically.
>266 jroger1: Will it be possible to ask for some recommendations on which volumes you feel have the finest production of the current DLE's?
Aside from some of their early DLEs which are now sold out, EP’s best offerings are the ones they designate as “Deluxe Illustrated Editions,” and which we in this forum have been calling “illustrator-signed DLEs.” There are 18 volumes in this series, most of them still available and another announced, all of which have specially commissioned artwork and are newly typeset, really first-class work. You will find a list of them here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/281244
Your best bet will be to look them up on EP’s web page and choose the ones with stories that interest you and illustrations that appeal to you.
>279 Wootle:, thanks for the heads up. Jekyll and Hyde was on my list. I wish they were better at getting the titles on the limited quantities list.
As I want almost all of the DLE's... Which one will sellout first and which one should my next DLE be? It looks like the Jungle Book will sellout first in my opinion. Any thoughts? Thank you Wootle for spoiling us.
>281 George_Allen: I have exactly the same problem and I wish I had the answer :D However I'm always checking Deluxe editions vs Limited Quantities....as long as they have made the Limited list, they are in my safe box since I know how many are left. The other ones are more uncertain, they may make it to the safe box or they may not and just disappear. I also believe the ones that are on the top of the list are the most popular ones, the ones further down I believe are the ones that goes more slowly. So I usually go by that calculation, or I just buy the one I mostly would like to have, which is by another strategy.....you can only choose one, then they will all disappear, which one will you choose ;)
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 61 copies
The Holy Land - 78 sets
Stories From Hans Andersen - 60 copies
History of the US Centennial Editon - 53 sets
In Praise of Folly - 85 copies
Idylls of the King - 77 copies
Works of Geoffrey Chaucer - 94 copies
The Metamorphosis - 64 copies
Anti-Slavery Almanacs - 37 copies
The Jungle Book - 80 copies
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/C45/3221/PETER-PAN-IN-KENSINGTON-GARDEN has joined the limited quantities list with 100 items remaining
I don't imagine to many of these sets sold. They are probably cutting it off after a couple hundred. Down to 93 sets remaining now. Moon
I didn't buy a set. They priced it at twice what it's worth. I'd probably bite at $75/volume, though. Sale hint, mole.
Didn't want to start a new thread for this kind of thing. This seems rather presumptuous to me after 2 games. Easton Press page.
>288 Wootle: Lol, I they did this with Houston last year too I believe.
Connecticut citizens generally cheer for Boston and that picture looks photoshopped. Someone at EP is just enjoying the moment.
The easton press item 1985 - L Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz slipcased Limited Edition has sold out or has been removed from the DLE list
The Baron Munchausen is no longer available on the Easton Press site.
The Adventures of Oliver Twist DLE has sold out or been removed from the DLE list.
This was not on our radar of being limited! arghhh
>294 saintmelville: I think I grabbed the very last one....called in to check how many they have left, they told me ONE!!… immediately went ahead and put in an order and when I went back to the site it was no longer available..... looks like many of the DLs doesn't make the Limited Q List.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 50 copies
The Holy Land - 77 sets
Stories from Hans Andersen - 53 copies
History of the US Centennial Edition - 49 sets
In Praise of Folly - 85 copies
Idylls of the King - 70 copies
Works of Chaucer - 93 copies
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - 97 copies
The Metamorphosis - 58 copies
American Anti-Slavery Almanacs - 25 copies
The Jungle Book - 69 copies
I'm so disappointed. Beatrix Potter sold out without going to limited quantities. Argghh.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/138/3062/Howard-Pyle-s-THE-ILLUSTRATED-LEGENDS-... has joined the Limited Quantities List @ 99 sets remaining.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/213/3103/THE-LEATHERSTOCKING-TALES has joined the Limited Quantities List @ 95 sets remaining.
>301 saintmelville: And that set is in the Cyber Monday sale at 10% off. Not great, but a good way to get all 5 Leatherstocking books. All but The Pioneers were offered individually over the years by EP. The Pioneers has only been available in sets.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - 23 copies
The Holy Land - 74 sets
Stories from Hans Andersen - 48 copies
History of the US Centennial Edition - 45 sets
In Praise of Folly - 73 copies
Idylls of the King - 52 copies
Works of Chaucer - 91 copies
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - 78 copies
The Metamorphosis - 55 copies
American Anti-Slavery Almanacs - 9 copies
The Jungle Book - 55 copies
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/9D5/3119/GRIMM-S-GERMAN-POPULAR-STORIES has joined the Limited Quantities List @ 99 copies remaining.
A $77 alternative is the FS edition featuring 93 illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
>305 jroger1: I have that Grimm variant, though not a FS edition. I would like to see Folio or EP assemble a "super" Grimm illustrated set, some multi-hundred tales I imagine. A large set that includes the 200 common tales and most, if not all, of the non-customary tales. Typically, the Folio LE series is beyond my affordability though I can always wish. Yet, I am still hoping for the FS single or multi-tome, leather bound Works of Rabelais with the Dore illustrations, possibly arriving 2019 (fingers crossed). I seem to remember something on their twitter / YouTube / other web feed from early 2018.
I’m waiting for that Rabelais edition also. It will be the first English language edition to contain all of Dore’s 700+ illustrations.
>306 saintmelville: Thanks for the tip. Will definitely be on the lookout for when it is released.
I emailed EP CS on 12/12/2018 concerning the inventory of some items and got the following response (The responses listed by even "tens" are typical):
Hello Easton Press Customer Service,
How many remain on hand for each item listed below:
3039 Crofutt's New Overland Tourist - 130
3092 Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - 100
3097 Wagner's Ring Cycle - 190
3148 The Ship That Sailed To Mars - 190
3201 Audubon's Birds of America 7 vol. set. - 120
3298 The Island of Doctor Moreau - 140
3304 Animal Farm - Deluxe Illustrated Edition - 60
3337 The Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown - 110
3377 Nineteen Eighty-Four - Deluxe Illustrated Edition - 180
3388 Jesse James and His Band of Notorious Outlaws - 180
As this forum is aware, some of the items listed above have limitation numbers that exceed 1000. And we suspect that those with higher limitations are released in batches (e.g. Gilgamesh, COMC, among many others present and past). However, there was also "Phantom of the Opera" at a 1200 limitation amount and it disappeared in less than a year. A member of this forum contacted EP CS and was told it was sold out with no plans to reprint. Long story short, if you desire any above items, it may be prudent to get them. Most have been trickling away as expected except for item 3304 @ 1200 limitation. It has kept a faster sales pace, however likely being in its initial release batch. (lots of assumptions here...)
>309 saintmelville:, thanks for the updated counts. Not all customer service reps will give quantities. Nineteen Eighty four is surprising, even if it is for the first batch of 600, but like you say, we never know.
The Hound is down to single digits - it's the final countdown, folks.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/BDD/2871/THE-HOUND-OF-THE-BASKERVILLES?cm_st=2&... is no longer available on the EP website.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/3B3/3092/MEMOIRS-OF-EXTRAORDINARY-POPULAR-DELUS... has joined the Limited Quantities List @ 98 items remaining.
The Holy Land - 68 sets
Stories from Hans Andersen - 46 copies
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - 92 sets
History of the US Centennial Edition - 38 sets
In Praise of Folly - 67 copies
The Holy Bible Antiquarian 1873 - 93 copies
Grimm's German Popular Stories - 90 sets
Idylls of the King - 32 copies
Works of Chaucer - 89 copies
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - 74 copies
The Metamorphosis - 50 copies
The Jungle Book - 11 copies
THE VICTORIA PSALTER is less then 100 remaining when I called and ordered mine the other day.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/9E4/3391/Rudyard-Kipling-s-br-THE-JUNGLE-BOOK?c... is no longer available
68 Leatherstocking Tales left.
Any opinions on the quality of this set? Is it really worth $500? I've seen an older brown cover version on eBay and am wondering how the sets compare.
https://www.librarything.com/topic/117013 is some discussion about (1) of the prior EP releases. https://www.librarything.com/topic/196446#5289828 is more discussion about the EP 3103 release with added photos / pictures for The Deerslayer Volume. https://www.librarything.com/topic/258402#6084995 is some discussion about set completion. Somewhere in the LT EP Collectors forum I recall the illustrations per volume listed for the 3103 EP set.
Do recall that this set has been selling at 10% during the last 2-3 sales. Who knows, you may even be able to get that 10% discount now by calling and asking.
“Phantom of the Opera” has spookily reappeared on the DLE page, to be available in mid-February.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/CB5/2960/Jacob-Riis--HOW-THE-OTHER-HALF-LIVES has joined the limited quantities list at 100 items remaining.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/4A8/2566/PICTORIAL-HISTORY-OF-THE-WORLD-WAR?cm_... is no longer available on the EP site
The Holy Land - 67 sets
Stories from Hans Andersen - 39 copies
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions - 78 sets
History of the US Centennial Edition - 28 sets
In Praise of Folly - 61 copies
The Holy Bible Antiquarian 1873 - 79 copies
Grimm's German Popular Stories - 81 sets
Idylls of the King - 14 copies
How the Other Half Lives - 99 copies
Works of Chaucer - 86 copies
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens - 67 copies
The Metamorphosis - 44 copies
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/5C1/3076/LITTLE-WOMEN?cm_st=1&cm_s=2014 with (2) remaining. The spend 100 USD & get a free book offer seems to be speeding the reduction of some favored items on the Limited Quantities List.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/2C5/3039/CROFUTT-S-NEW-OVERLAND-TOURIST has joined the limited quantities list @ 97 items remaining
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/138/3062/Howard-Pyle-s-THE-ILLUSTRATED-LEGENDS-... is no longer available on the Easton Press site.
https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/D04/3388/JESSE-JAMES-AND-HIS-BAND-OF-NOTORIOUS-... has joined the limited quantities List @ 98 items remaining.
Jekyll and Hyde @ 40 left (of course, this is likely just the first batch).
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