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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:15 pm 
 

red_bus wrote::lol:   there you go.

Although not surprising, for the Magna Carta goes I think relatively uncelebrated over here.  For example, at the place where it was signed, at Runnymede, it fell to the yanks to pay for a monument  [shame].


Well, you guys kinda did....well, keep your monarchy....Whereas we sent Georgie's boys home with bloody lips. Maybe it kinda belongs to us, at least in spirit.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:12 am 
 

I read about this in the Dallas Morning News.  It amazed me that a person could actually own a copy of the Magna Carta.  Given, it's Ross Perot we're talking about, so maybe the label "person" doesn't apply.  Nonetheless, shouldn't things like that be out of private circulation.  I mean, it's the Magna-freakin-Carta!  Another article (maybe in the Herald Tribune) mentioned that a few years ago, someone found a copy of the U.S. Constitution (or some document of similar stature) under a framed $4 flea-market poster.  That kind of shit just amazes me.   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:28 am 
 

It was a Dunlap broadside printing of the Declaration of Independence, if I recall correctly.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:11 am 
 

Large but worn reseller lot from an IStoleIt in Florida.  Maybe someone could buy it and pick it up locally?  Some potential for good surprises, given the vague description.  Maybe a Magna Carta hidden in the stack of Dragon magazines or the blown-out boxes?



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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:39 am 
 

Figures there's a Gamma World 2e in the lot.

One of these days I'm finally going to find a box in any condition to put the damn books in that isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. :roll:

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:11 am 
 

Goat, that avatar is hilarious!  What/who is it, and what's the era?   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:13 am 
 

P.E.I. Bonewits, the author of Authentic Thaumaturgy -- so late 70s.

There's a giant version of it in the link I posted in Interesting Non-TSR Items. :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:03 am 
 

That picture is in the book itself, as well.
Quite the rugged-looking individual.


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:25 am 
 

I can't help but wonder whether people saw the picture on the back cover and thought that they were getting a humourous work, rather than that erm... screed.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:43 am 
 

I have the second (or third?) printing of that book and was disappointed that the infamous "photo" was not included.  :(


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:52 am 
 

If the seller in the other auction is accurate, then it must be the third -- since he claims his is a second.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:48 pm 
 

The much later Steve Jackson Games edition of AT is often identified as the 'second edition,' while it's actually the third. Is that the one you mean?

The front cover of the first AT edition [1978] has a hilarious illustration as well- apparently the model for Dana Scully of the X-Files.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:56 pm 
 

You mean this illustration?

What's the difference between the two of them, other than covers?

  


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Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:05 pm 
 

The text of the 1979 edition says it includes more data for actual RPGs, such as maybe the charts in back. I don't yet have a 1978 copy so can't be sure.

The 1979 cover is sort of interesting too, because it shows a computer within an archaic-looking wooden case, symbolizing the mix of ancient & modern I suppose. But that's exactly how the arcade game producers would make their videogames look like over the next several years.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:01 pm 
 

dadcaresforkids did not toot his own eBay horn, but I will.  He has some mundane items for sale but the most interesting book is this here AD&D DMG with that "D" scrolling off the front cover.  It seems well-used but still hanging together OK:



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. . . and is that a red adult toy in the background of the corner close-up?   8O  Just kidding.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:33 am 
 

best of dragon games (still in shrink) with a 10 bucks BIN:




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Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:24 am 
 

The usual suspects - Basic set with dice and what looks like a crayon among many pencils, behold the jewel here is both Kings Festival and Queens Harvest included.




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Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:58 am 
 

copy of de&de in decent conditions (not top!) for a nice price:




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...4h to go and less than 3 bucks!


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:10 am 
 

Larry Elmore (seller elmoreart) has original Snarfquest pages up for auction.  Here's one [Edit: one auction lot of three 11x14 pages, not just a single page]:



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He has an eBay storefront and a normal web page (http://www.larryelmore.com) as well.


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Post Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:59 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Larry Elmore (seller elmoreart) has original Snarfquest pages up for auction.  Here's one:

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He has an eBay storefront and a normal web page (http://www.larryelmore.com) as well.


Oooooh, Snarfquest original art!  8O  :D  Great!

  
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