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#1 Loakesy

 
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 19:03 PM

I just managed to land a hardback ex-library copy of Insect Eating Plants and How to Grow Them for less than £20 including postage! Not sure of the quality yet, but the description was promising.

ebay - bargainest goldmine ever!

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 21:10 PM

Hi Andy

Well done Andy, a bargin, let me know what the condition its in.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 21:29 PM

I just managed to land a hardback ex-library copy of Insect Eating Plants and How to Grow Them for less than £20 including postage! Not sure of the quality yet, but the description was promising.

ebay - bargainest goldmine ever!


Yeah, since its reprinting, those £150 copies have fallen nicely in price. I managed to get a replacement for my "well-loved" copy that had become threadbare since the 1980s . . .

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:23 AM

Well done Andy, a bargin, let me know what the condition its in.


Will do, Alex

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 14:05 PM

Book has just arrived. Whilst not in the best condition I've ever seen, it's still perfectly acceptable!

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 18:22 PM

Excellent Andy, sounds like a like you did well. The reprint is no way as good as the original, there are photo's missing and someone has done an editting job on the text, the original is still the best (copies always for sale from me;))

Alex.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 19:34 PM

I've just bought a first-edition hardback copy of this book from Amazon - total cost (inc p&p) £7.33! It's in excellent condition throughout (even the dustjacket) apart from someone has written '£1.00' on the flyleaf in pencil, easily erased. After seeing how much this book could go for, I'll be making sure it stays in tip-top condition (not that I plan to sell it, it will be kept safely on one of my bookcases).

I've only just started reading it (almost up to the chapter about the VFT) but it's already captivating.

Looking back on Amazon as I'm typing this, I see that the cheapest you can buy it for now is £22.96 - I guess I was very lucky to get it at the price I did....

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 23:45 PM

What's the difference between this book and http://www.amazon.co...34878976&sr=8-2 which I picked up at the Eden Project when I was back home a couple of years ago for about £5. Bargain I thought anyway.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 17:14 PM

I think they're pretty much the same, just a different binding and different title.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:49 AM

I helped the publisher of the second edition . athe reason there are photos missing is that many had become lost . I dont think the change of name was a good idea but there may have been some legal reasons.Still it made a form of the book available to more people at a reasonable price . Should have sold my 1st editions before it came out ... some form of insider traiding :whistling:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

I have jus purchased a copy of the original book from amazon, and have just read that Alexa above has copoies for sale!!! aarghhhh.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 16:37 PM

my copy came through the post this morning. A harback edition in absolutely mint condition. Cant believe my luck. Not bad for £25 inc p&p :)

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 18:53 PM

I was lucky enough to buy a hardbacked copy from a library about 6 years ago - it cost me £2.50 !!!!
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 17:07 PM

Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but as above I only have 1 paperback copy left now. PM me if interested.

Regards
Alex.