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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #540 on: August 12, 2008, 07:31:21 AM »
I am shocked that this book is going for so much! Is it a particular version that is so expensive? I have a softcover copy from 2001 which I got no more than 6 or 7 years ago for under $20.

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« Reply #541 on: August 12, 2008, 09:46:40 AM »
I have a fetish about getting a copy that was printed in the original publication year.  So I always have a hard time getting an inexpensive copy.

I did, however, get my copy for about $50 USD and I think I got it from a Danish bookseller.  It is hard cover, 1964 edition, with a reasonable dust jacket.

The one that was toughest to find was Olga Romanov - Russia's Last Grand Duchess by Patricia Phenix.  I had to get a 1999 paperback which is not in great shape, but at least I didn't pay a lot for it.  It is ex-library, but I don't think it was read much, so aside from being a little soft and brown around the edges, it is all right.  I don't remember what I paid, but I have seen it for as much a $200 USD.  And that is just crazy.

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #542 on: August 12, 2008, 12:31:12 PM »
When querying on e-bay, do not just put in the title of the book.  Look under 'royalty'.  Last year I was looking for this particular book as well, and found the seller did not list it by the title.  I looked and found it was this very book and no one else was bidding on it and I was able to purchase it for $15.00.

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #543 on: August 12, 2008, 04:32:42 PM »
I am shocked that this book is going for so much! Is it a particular version that is so expensive?

Not that I'm aware of. The paperback reprint edition seems to command prices nearly as high as the hardcovers. My guess is that it's simply become too scarce to satisfy the demand.


When querying on e-bay, do not just put in the title of the book.  Look under 'royalty'.  Last year I was looking for this particular book as well, and found the seller did not list it by the title.  I looked and found it was this very book and no one else was bidding on it and I was able to purchase it for $15.00.

I had a similar experience on BookFinder, though in this instance it was due to a typo. By hunting by author instead of title, I discovered a $40 copy of Prince Michael's book listed under "Nicholas and Alexander: The Family Albums" at a time when the majority were selling for upwards of $125.
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #544 on: August 14, 2008, 09:15:26 AM »
I was very fortunate with my copy of the The Last Grand Duchess. My copy was £1.25 ($3.00) from a charity shop! It was a first edition and even had its dust-jacket.

Like others have said, if you are vigilant and check book selling sites and stuff regularly enough you can get lucky and find an affordable copy.
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #545 on: August 23, 2008, 06:12:17 PM »


 Hello,

  I have Radzinskys  Alexander II & the Nicholas II books. Plus one of those Anna Anderson/Anastasia books,Kurth or Lovell. I don't have it at hand.

   Any interest let me know

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #546 on: August 24, 2008, 09:04:38 PM »
Felix, I PM you ;)
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #547 on: December 28, 2008, 06:30:11 PM »

Aloha all!

Resurrecting this thread from the attic (?!?) - I found that I have two copies of "The Secret Plot To Save the Tsar' New Truths Behind the Romanov Mystery" by Shay McNeal.

I'd be interested in trading this book for another (preferably Romanov or British royalty related) - any takers?

Malama Pono,
Janet R.
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #548 on: January 04, 2009, 03:29:38 PM »

Aloha all!

"bump" -- no takers with trades?

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #549 on: January 14, 2009, 08:13:54 PM »
Hello to all! :)

I find this thread much interesting since I have many difficulties in get Romanov books... Aren't many for sale on my country and the availables are exprensive for me... :(

I'm looking for a copy of "Anastasia's Album" by Hugh Brewster. This is the one is my priority, but, if happen of anyone have copys of "Nicholas and Alexandra: Tha Family Albuns" by Prince Michael of Greece and "Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy" by A. Bokhanov, V. Oustimenko, Z. Pereguova, & L. Tyutunnik,  I'm interessend in these too.

If anyone can help me, I'll be so grateful! :D

Thank you so much since now,

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #550 on: January 15, 2009, 12:34:55 AM »
Hello to all! :)

I find this thread much interesting since I have many difficulties in get Romanov books... Aren't many for sale on my country and the availables are exprensive for me... :(

I'm looking for a copy of "Anastasia's Album" by Hugh Brewster. This is the one is my priority, but, if happen of anyone have copys of "Nicholas and Alexandra: Tha Family Albuns" by Prince Michael of Greece and "Romanovs: Love, Power and Tragedy" by A. Bokhanov, V. Oustimenko, Z. Pereguova, & L. Tyutunnik,  I'm interessend in these too.

Denise


Denise, The Family Albums by Prince Michael of Greece are many times for sale at ebay. The Bokhanov book I think you must be lucky someday. This book is one everyone want, but never gets. So I think that if you email: Van Hoogstraten in the Hague, you will be more lucky to have a second hand of this book, then waiting for ages someone put his/her copy for nothing on this thread.

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #551 on: January 15, 2009, 08:07:50 AM »
Bokhanov's Love, Power, and Tragedy is not unattainable. If you're willing to spend $40-60 USD for a used copy, there are almost always a few available here:

http://www.bookfinder.com/search/?ac=sl&st=sl&qi=i4HT97d70A4mz9xiD45LBb0UjQc_8687221762_1:1:3&bq=author%3Dalexander%2520bockanov%26title%3Dromanovs%2520love%252C%2520power%2520and%2520tragedy
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #552 on: January 15, 2009, 09:00:53 AM »
Hello again! :)

Thank you so much Teddy and Sarushka! Yours anttention to me has been so important!

I know that the books I want are difficult of get, some are out of print, but I try this thread as more a possibility of get something... And I never buy nothing by international purchase, but can find someone to help me. ;)


So I think that if you email: Van Hoogstraten in the Hague, you will be more lucky to have a second hand of this book

And Teddy, you can tell me more about that? :)

Thanks one more time!

Denise
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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #553 on: January 19, 2009, 01:48:09 PM »

Aloha all!

I just purchased a "like new" copy of "Love, Power and Tragedy" for about $53.00 - it was on the Amazon.com site - the U.S. site.  I believe they had several at the time I ordered mine.

I just received it last week - it is excellent and worth every penny and more!

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Re: Duplicate Books
« Reply #554 on: February 14, 2009, 09:46:11 AM »
Just "bumping" this thread up.

It tends to get lost and it is a great thread.

Denushka_89  There are a great many out of print book site stores on the Internet.  Just Google out of print books and you will find dozens of places to look for the books you want.  And the books don't even have to be out of print for these sites to have them!

eBay isn't the only place to get great values on books.