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Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« on: November 07, 2007, 12:54:22 PM »
What a pity, I'm searching for a book about Princess Vera, more a catalogue from Russia. Searching, searching. And finally I could find a bookshop who can order this book for me, the book, is 8 times the price, someone pays this catologue in Russia.

I wish I had a Russian friend who could ship this (and other books) in the future. Ofcourse I pay everything, books including shipping.

But what a pity!

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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 01:56:39 PM »
I take it you mean Gilbert's Royal Bookshop?

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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 02:15:06 PM »
I take it you mean Gilbert's Royal Bookshop?

Yes, the book is over the top! I'm a honest person, already 3 years member of this board, i have a good reputation. It would be a great deal if someone from Russia could buy that book, ships it and for return I would pay this person the costs. Thats for me, cheaper, and the other person gets his/her money.

But I know: its only possible if there are 2 persons, the one willing to help the other. Trust
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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 07:39:39 PM »
It's true that some of the prices there are over the top, but I imagine the price of shipping it from Russia might be equally ridiculous. I know it varies depending on where you live, but it would cost me around $100 alone!

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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2007, 08:24:07 PM »
 :o

Shipping from Russia should NOT be that expensive. I've ordered books through books.ru, ozon.ru, and made trades with AP members in Russia and never paid more than $20 in shipping.
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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007, 08:34:22 PM »
Occasionally you can find albums carried by Gilbert's Royal Books less expensively at the Hermitage Museum website:

http://hermitagemuseum.org/shop/html_En/categories/01__01Books.html
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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2007, 10:05:39 PM »
Teddy, you are in the Netherlands, are you not? Why don't you just take a flight to St.Petersburg [or Moscow, for that matter] and buy them yourself.  I have done this from London 4 times.  The flights are short and not  too costly. Certainly a lot less costly than the prices you are bemoaning, which I agree are extreme in many cases. But if you are trying to buy from a US or Canadian seller,  they indeed DO have to pay for shipping, which you absorb in their prices PLUS the cost of shipping  these volumes BACK accross the Atlantic to you. I have also bought books in Russia and have had them shipped for me, rather than carry them, and the prices were not all that bad.
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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 08:20:56 AM »
Boy my hand luggage was very heavy with marvellous books I bought in Russia. Sadly most are not available outside the country. You will know what I mean Robert.

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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 12:34:52 PM »
Not for everyone is it so simple to get an airplane en buy some books! I wish I had the money to get there.
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Re: Why are the most beauthiful books so hard to get?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 12:52:18 PM »
My hope, is that one of the Russians on this site, with the same love of late Imperial Russia/Romanovs, had the most sincere heart to help me, with the search of these books, that I have in mind.