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Search: Posts made by: John R. Yamamoto-Wilson
Forum: Books November 26th 12, 03:34 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 7
Views: 707
P.D. James

I kind of like her, but I think she gets paraded too much as the "thinking person's" detective writer (comes of her being the sister of A.S. Byatt, I suppose). I think there are other British crime...
Forum: Books May 31st 07, 02:11 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Detective Book Club oddity

Francis A. Miniter wrote:

Today I came across a learthette bound book from Walter Black. This was
the "Works of Tolstoi" bearing a copyright of 1928 (presumably for the
translation). But the...
Forum: Books May 30th 07, 01:34 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Detective Book Club oddity

Jim wrote:

The Detective Book Club, as far as I can see, was never a reprint
series (unlike Black's Readers Service or Classics Club). The three
books that appeared in each month's volume (if...
Forum: Books May 12th 07, 05:11 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 17
Views: 559
lookiong to start a collection

foaddoc wrote:

I find that there are things you learn hands on that cannot be
learned in books, whereas the opposite, less so.

Hmm. I guess I came to book-collecting via the route of being a...
Forum: Books February 4th 07, 03:32 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

I wrote:

Being gratuitously unpleasant is your speciality, not mine,
and your response to this posting will no doubt prove it.

Sorry Yammy

Here we go! QED, I think.

Time and again your...
Forum: Books February 4th 07, 01:36 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

I wrote:

I would have thought it could all have been done without
unpleasantness, but I seem to be in the minority here.

Right, because you are ALWAYS so pleasant

Not at all. Though I...
Forum: Books February 3rd 07, 08:26 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

RWF wrote:

So I guess that you are a weasel and a deadbeat who doesn't
want to pay for auctions he wins, then tries to smear the
seller with unfounded charges of shill bidding.

I think the OP...
Forum: Books January 31st 07, 07:36 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

wrote:

There was no confusion in the inquiry. Even though my maximum bid
was 4% over the reserve price, if the shill bidding was not there,
my bid would come in at $121,...
Forum: Books January 31st 07, 07:32 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

wrote:

When the bidding closed, there were 2 other bidders, one at $120
and the other one at $299. The second bidder has (0) bid history!
He and the seller signed up with...
Forum: Books January 31st 07, 07:03 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 36
Views: 921
Shill Bidding on eBay

wrote:

I am sorry for the confusion. "Shill bidding" is defined as
an artificial bidding to raise the price in favor of the seller.
If the bidder with (0) history bid at...
Forum: Books January 18th 07, 07:15 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Slience of the Lambs

Willow Arune wrote:

This one puzzles me...

Ignoring the book club copies and the English editions, pricing goes form
$6
to $385 and signed from about $400 to $15000 on ABE. How do you price...
Forum: Books January 3rd 07, 12:47 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 227
New free e-books site.

bookworm wrote:
Here is useful site where you can find live links to many interesting
books:

http://www.freebookspot.com

- more then 60 categories (tech-books and fiction)
- more then...
Forum: Books January 3rd 07, 01:41 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Of Hunam Bondage

Joe Mc wrote:

I have two old black books of "Of Human Bondage" by doubleday press.
Can you tell me points for a 1st edition on these rather old books.

First edition was published by George H....
Forum: Books January 1st 07, 02:28 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 1
Views: 201
FA: 29th Virginia Infantry OOP History Genealogy

lampbay wrote:

[spam snipped]

Posted from .

If you don't want to be spammed, it would be nice if you refrained from
spamming others!

Google will lead you to the charter and FAQs...
Forum: Books December 26th 06, 10:53 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

foadOC wrote:

[the usual trash snipped]

I know you get it, really, but I'll just lay it down for the record.

This newsgroup is basically dysfunctional. The reason it is
dysfunctional is because...
Forum: Books December 26th 06, 01:57 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

Bob Finnan wrote:

[gratuitous unpleasantness snipped]

Merry Christmas, Bob!

John
http://rarebooksinjapan.org
Forum: Books December 25th 06, 01:07 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

foadOC wrote:

[snipped]

I am delighted that you have found an interest in life. All that remains
is for you to find a suitable forum in which to develop that interest.
This isn't...
Forum: Books December 24th 06, 02:38 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

michael adams wrote:

I suppose you have sheep in Japan like everyehere else, in
the more mounainous parts anyway.

Funnily enough, no, not in most areas. Most of the mountains are thickly...
Forum: Books December 23rd 06, 11:04 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

foadOC wrote:


[unnecessary link snipped]




Oh, I know, I know. I'm just curious that there was supposed to be a
court hearing, but there's been no report of it. Several other minor
Forum: Books December 23rd 06, 10:28 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

I wrote:

Season's greetings.

Michael replied:

And you.

Do you have Chrimbo, sorry Winter Festival, in Japan then ?
And New Year ?
Forum: Books December 23rd 06, 09:25 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
N.J. governor signs gay civil unions law

foadOC contributed to the dysfunctionality of our forum for the
discussion of issues relating to book-collecting thus:

A fellow in Michigan (or somewhere, I don't recall) was recently charged
...
Forum: Books December 22nd 06, 06:17 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Marines screwed by the Corps

Bob Finnan wrote:

you're just another America-hating bag of wind.

Outrageous! So far this whole thread has been all about you letting off
America-hating wind about the country's despicable...
Forum: Books December 22nd 06, 03:52 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Marines screwed by the Corps

I wrote:

Does this mean irony is finally dead on rcb?

Bob Finnan summoned his intellectual resources and replied:

No, just your brain is dead Yammy.

Ah, so abuse is live and kicking,...
Forum: Books December 22nd 06, 12:58 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Marines screwed by the Corps

Bob Finnan wrote, in apparent seriousness:

WTF does that have to do with the war in Iraq

Does this mean irony is finally dead on rcb?

John
http://rarebooksinjapan.org
Forum: Books December 18th 06, 12:35 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 27
Views: 794
[sorta OT] Book Customer Wants Do-Over

Some Guy wrote (quoting his domestic partner):

He said: I'm the guy who sold you $7000.00 worth of books for
$210.00
[snip]
his value assessment is off by about six grand.

I...
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