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deanbarlow
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Hi guys,
Does anybody know what a 1st edition of the 1902 'The Expert at the Card Table' is worth? As I have just unearthed a copy for my magic library.
Thanks.
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Are you sure it's a first edition? It would be very unusual for someone to just run across one of these without knowing what it is worth.

At any rate a true first edition is worth a goodly amount to a collector. Probably $3000-$5000 depending on the condition of the book. Perhaps even more.
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Thanks for the reply Splice.
Yes its a definite 1st Edition with the green cover dated 1902 in very good condition.
Thanks again.
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Not worth much. the dvd is better and cheaper. if you really want to read just get the ebook.
most of the stuff is on youtube anyway which is a great way to see erdnase stuff done properly.
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Lol?
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Thanks magicfish,
Not a collector then? But thanks for the useful info!
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Are you sure it is not the 2002 facsimile anniversary edition?


Brian
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There are no 1902 first edition in very good condition.

They are all touched by age. Post some photos and it should be very clear very quickly.

J
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I have a sneaking suspicion that this is just a facsimile edition.

I wouldn't question someone who's looking for a true 1st edition because I assume they have what's needed to evaluate offers appropriately, but if deanbarlow doesn't know how much it's worth, he may also not know how to tell if it's a true first edition or not.

I'd like to see pictures as well.
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Pictures please...
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I would wager that this is the Michael Canick Booksellers 2002 edition.


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The facsimile edition is clearly identified as “Facsimile” on the copyright page. (If the publisher had not made such a notation somewhere in the book it would not have been a facsimile but rather a counterfeit and printing it would have constituted a crime.)

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Splice,
I am not stupid, I know what a first edition looks like and it is not the facsimile edition - photos to follow
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On 2011-10-04 12:39, Jay Mahon wrote:
There are no 1902 first edition in very good condition.
J


Wrong.

I've personally seen a first edition that for a split second I actually thought was a facsimile edition. It looked that good.

As for price, I know of 3 first editions that have sold for far less than $3000 in the past several years. I bought one for $1400.00 and gave it as a wedding gift to a friend, another was purchased for less than $1000.00 and the third was purchased for $100.00. Granted, the $100.00 one was an anomaly, but remember, these prices are all in the last 5 years or so. The $1000.00 one was sold by a well-known magic book dealer and the book was in very nice condition! They come up fairly often if you know where/how to look.

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On 2011-10-04 14:10, JasonEngland wrote:
I bought one for $1400.00 and gave it as a wedding gift to a friend...

Jason,

It never arrived. And now we’re divorced. (Coincidence?) But we might get back together again if you send me another one.

Darwin
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Just in case you don't know Dean, an authentic first edition cover should look exactly like this.

Oh how I'd like to get my hands on that beauty of a tome.
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On 2011-10-04 15:41, IllusionsMichael wrote:
Just in case you don't know Dean, an authentic first edition cover should look exactly like this.

Oh how I'd like to get my hands on that beauty of a tome.



What!!!


Brian


ETA: If you really want one, here ya go...only $8.95!!!
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What!! I better snatch those up quick! Smile
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Jason did the bride enjoy the wedding gift?
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On 2011-10-04 15:41, IllusionsMichael wrote:
Just in case you don't know Dean, an authentic first edition cover should look exactly like this.

Oh how I'd like to get my hands on that beauty of a tome.

Certainly not a first edition, but then you were kidding - - - - -weren't you?
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