The history of a book...

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:01 pm

Greetings Liam,
Thanx very much for the feedback on the BDJ posting !!!!!
Indeed the Parlow article on Payne is very informative and interesting....

" I have the original manuscript copy of that article and hand traced copies of the two different watermarks that are in each version of the book. "Image


"I will try and scan those on here later"
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Please do!!!!!!

Eagerly looking forward to your next post.......

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:16 pm

Liam,
If you don't mind, I have done this as per the PM I sent you.....
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That is EXCELLENT !!!! Thanx so much for posting this !!!!! I had never seen this before..... This is what I was hoping for when I started this thread...!!!!!
THANX AGAIN !!!!!
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Postby liam stephens on Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:30 pm

Many thanks for doing that posting Jay. You have saved me an enormous amount of effort.

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:31 pm

Liam,
Not a problem.......and thanx again for posting this unseen component from the "Holy Grail" of checker books.

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:40 pm

thanks

i like when i get a book the previous owner has his or her name
written property of so and so
i like having that lil piece of history but i can see it buggin some people



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is bolands themes paper back only?
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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:44 pm

:lol: Boland's Familiar Themes came out with a black, blue or brown hardcover. If you have a green paperback edition--that is a reprint. The original paperback had a very colorful cover on it. :lol: "Inky"
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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:55 pm

Greetings Patrick,

"thanks

i like when i get a book the previous owner has his or her name
written property of so and so
i like having that lil piece of history but i can see it buggin some people
"

Keep checking back, as I have more I will post every few days...... and if you have some of your own,scan em' and post em' ! I would love to see them !!!! ( Liam has contributed a wonderful piece of Checkers history..!!!)
I know for "High Grade" collectors, the writings, sigs, notes, etc. are probably something detrimental to their cause i.e, preserving mint copies of books,...... But I thought a good thread would be to showcase the the "battle worn" copies, signed and used.......books that wear their "history on their sleeve", so to speak.

Glad you enjoy the thread !!

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:07 pm

:lol: Jay over the past 30 years I have never erased the signatures in any of my books because those were an important part of its history. And you could trace the movement of just one book from one library to another by just having those signatures available to you. Some of our books we could trace back for over 100 years as they moved from one collection to another. If a book appeared in to mint of condition that told you that it was not used very often vs. a book that had a lot of notes written in the margins was probably used a lot. Certain signatures greatly increase the value of the book or manuscript. As I recall Alan paid around $200 for an 1859 manuscript signed by John Drummond a few years ago. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:16 pm

Mr. Checkers,

"Jay over the past 30 years I have never erased the signatures in any of my books because those were an important part of its history. And you could trace the movement of just one book from one library to another by just having those signatures available to you. Some of our books we could trace back for over 100 years as they moved from one collection to another. If a book appeared in to mint of condition that told you that it was not used very often vs. a book that had a lot of notes written in the margins was probably used a lot." (emphasis added)

Exactly, and I find this fascinating !!!!

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:24 pm

:lol: Jay, I will someday relate the story about the time I charged a friend just to hold a book--because it was so rare. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:57 am

Mr. Checkers,


"As I recall Alan paid around $200 for an 1859 manuscript signed by John Drummond a few years ago"

Awesome....! Now, there is another piece of checker history I would love to see. Wish we could get him to post it....!

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Jay H on Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:14 pm

Posted on behalf of Liam Stephens.......

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Hi Jay, I also have a copy of this book, signed on the cover by Marion Tinsley and Charles Walker, but it is from the time of the 1983 international match GBI v USA.
Inside the cover several of the participants have also signed it.


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The Tinsley signature is remarkably similar to that on your copy, though, of course, that does not necessarily prove it was signed at the same time.

Regards - Liam.
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Liam,
Thanx very much for sharing this with us....!!!!! This is an absolute treat to see...!!!!!
I trust you got this signed yourself....?

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Re: The history of a book...

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:14 pm

:lol: Jay it sounds to me like you are in the very early stages of being addicted to checker memorabilia. If not treated soon it may become a very serious addiction indeed--and at the present time there is no known cure for it. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: The history of a book...

Postby whitefork on Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:54 pm

My copy of Kear's Encyclopedia has Leonard G. Friel's signature, dated October 31, 1950 - "All corrections and improvements in supplement have been printed in text"
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