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Dover has republished Child

09 Oct 03 - 09:10 PM (#1032778)
Subject: Dover has republished Childs
From: fox4zero

This is probably old hat to the regulars, but Dover has republished Child's in 5 volumes for $100.I wish to hell that I had sold my mint set for $400 when there was a market for it. That is typical of my investment experience (sigh).I received the info in a new Dover catalog.
Larry


09 Oct 03 - 09:30 PM (#1032789)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Joe Offer

Gee, I guess I'm glad I paid only $100 for my Dover edition of Child. It's wonderful that Dover has published Child and all sorts of other music at reasonable prices. However, I think I'll wait for the edition coming from Loomis House Press. I have the first two volumes, and they're wonderful.
Besides, Loomis House owner Mark Heiman does the Mac and Windows programming for the Digital Tradition, so I think I owe him something.
-Joe Offer-


09 Oct 03 - 09:47 PM (#1032795)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Malcolm Douglas

Dover, in trying to jump on a bandwagon not of their making, has probably missed it; serve them right, frankly. If they had reprinted ten years ago, we could all have avoided the bizarre prices charged in recent years by greedy dealers. I allow myself a certain satisfaction here, having got my (1965) Dover set for less than they are charging for the new impression; but not everyone has been that lucky, or dealt with people as honest as I was able to.

I agree entirely with Joe. Go for the Loomis House set, which is far better value; but buy now. We need to be sure that they make enough of a return on the first two volumes to publish the rest.


09 Oct 03 - 10:14 PM (#1032802)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Gypsy

Wish i could've done Loomis house, but found the 1965 Dover for 50$, which fit my slim budget.


09 Oct 03 - 11:02 PM (#1032833)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: masato sakurai

From Dover:

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Vol. 3

Vol. 4

Vol. 5

5 Volume Set


09 Oct 03 - 11:16 PM (#1032848)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Bill D

well,hmmmppff!! I bought my Dover set in 1978 at standard rates, so I stayed out of the madness that went on. I agree that Dover should have helped avoid this silliness...but I suppose they'll still sell a few because they're Dover, and have access to outlets...


10 Oct 03 - 08:37 AM (#1033050)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: EBarnacle1

I just checked the price on my old Dover set. It was $6 per volume. I recently [about 10 years ago] got the "English and Scottish Ballads" for $10 per volume.


10 Oct 03 - 08:51 AM (#1033061)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: masato sakurai

My copy was $2.75 per volume. It was 1970.


10 Oct 03 - 02:37 PM (#1033285)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Joe Offer

EBarnacle, was that $10/volume a new-book price for Dover? The cover price on my Dover books is $6 each (I paid $100 for the set in 2000). It says the edition was published in 1965, but I can't figure out the printing date.
-Joe Offer-


10 Oct 03 - 02:44 PM (#1033291)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: fox4zero

Masato

Your copies must have "fallen off the back of a truck" as we say in NY. I paid $7.50 per volume in 1965, when published by Dover. If this is "can you top this" I paid $12 for the 7 volume set published in 1873 (?) in Boston in the "English Poets" series..."Ballads". If I don't disremember, Joe also has a set of these raries.

I also am supporting Loomis in their efforts by buying the volumes as they appear.

Larry
    No, Joe does not have that set, and he's damn jealous!!! [grin]
    -Joe Offer-


10 Oct 03 - 03:13 PM (#1033307)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Mr Red

Anyone know if anyone is publishing "Pills to Purge Melancholy" currently?


10 Oct 03 - 04:35 PM (#1033352)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Bill D

I have the "British Poets" series- 8 vols. in 4, printed 1880, but I paid $100 for it 20 years ago!


10 Oct 03 - 04:46 PM (#1033361)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Bill D

here is the thread discussing it a couple of years agp


10 Oct 03 - 05:21 PM (#1033381)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: sheila

Larry -
I doubt if masato's copies 'fell off the bcak of a truck'! My set, purchased by mail order from Dover in the 60s, cost me $2.75 each - and that's the price printed on the front cover.


10 Oct 03 - 05:26 PM (#1033383)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Bill D

seems about right..mine from 1978 say $7.50 each.


10 Oct 03 - 06:24 PM (#1033405)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Susan of DT

Fox - You got ripped off. I bought my Dover set in 1965 for $2.75 per volume. I got $15 for my birthday and decided that was what I wanted.

The Loomis set is lovely - he folded the appendices (later discovered version of the songs) into the main body of the book and added tunes in print at the time. The REALLY interesting set will be the digital one from Kleiman. I saw a prototype. It will be commercially available "real soon now".

So I plan on having all three sets - Dover, Loomis, and digital.


10 Oct 03 - 09:04 PM (#1033491)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Childs
From: Stewie

I paid $A7.95 for each volume of the 1965 paperback edition. The price in US dollars indicated on an advert in the inside back cover varies from $4, $4.50 and $5 - no mention of $2.75.

--Stewie.
Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


01 Nov 04 - 11:11 AM (#1313144)
Subject: Dover Reprints Child!
From: Sorcha

Look here! OK, it's paperback, but all 5 volumes for $100 US!


01 Nov 04 - 11:40 AM (#1313170)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Pete Jennings

I got the 1965 paperback set for UKú4.75 in, oh, must have been around 1977. Underneath the stick-on UK price tag is printed "$7.50 in U.S.A.", i.e. US$37.50 for all 5 volumes, as paid by Bill D in 1978 (above). That gives a then exchange rate of UKú1 = US$1.58. Sounds about right.

Pete


01 Nov 04 - 11:41 AM (#1313172)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Pete Jennings

That's ú4.75 per volume, BTW.


01 Nov 04 - 01:18 PM (#1313300)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: John Routledge

I need to redo the sums but it seems to cost $75 for PAPER "Dover" Vols 1&2 delivered to UK and $80 for CLOTH Loomis House again delivered to UK. Seems good value for extra $5.


01 Nov 04 - 02:29 PM (#1313361)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

When is Loomis House vol. 3 expected?
(In the U. S., Hardcover Loomis vol. 1-2 are US$34.95 each from the publisher, S/H extra).


01 Nov 04 - 02:37 PM (#1313369)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Mr Red

Is Pills to Purge Melacholy in the catalogue?


01 Nov 04 - 03:11 PM (#1313413)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

No Pills, unfortunately.


01 Nov 04 - 11:27 PM (#1313809)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Shanghaiceltic

I'll buy the Loomis editions as I have the first two of theirs.


02 Nov 04 - 04:54 PM (#1314502)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Bob Bolton

G'day all,

Hooray! ... They have the volumes available separately - so I can finally get volume 5 to complete my inherited 'broken set'.

Once I have the index, I might get to use it more often ( ... or easily).

Regards,

Bob


02 Nov 04 - 05:03 PM (#1314508)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Folkiedave

I offer a word of both good and bad news in such matters as waiting for the LH edition. These can take years. Bronson in four volumes started in 1958 and finished in 1972 (!!) So it can take a while....

The good news is (using that as an example) the last volume was not published in such great numbers as the first. This means complete sets - as anyone who has tried to buy a set of original Bronsons will tell you - are not normally come across in the average S/H bookshop.

I reckon at the current rate of progress the LH edition of Child will take ten years. Now if they get taken over/go bankrupt/change of heart/any other reason/to not complete the set......

So be very patient and best not to hold your breath.

Best regards,

Dave Eyre
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


02 Nov 04 - 06:38 PM (#1314595)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: John Routledge

Thanks Dave. The time factor for L.H was something I was thinking about.

Still I feel quite fit and should manage up to Volume 4 at least.:0)


02 Nov 04 - 10:09 PM (#1314712)
Subject: RE: Dover has republished Child
From: Bob Bolton

G'day John Routledge,

Keep in mind what I say a few posts above ... Vol. 5 is very important - it has the index!

Regard(les)s,

Bob Bolton