Does anyone have a Fine/Fine copy they would be willing to part with?
Carcosa, Knopf's 1970 reissue of THE OCTOBER COUNTRY, with the artwork of Francisco Goya on the dust jacket, is a surprisingly scarce book for a reprint. While I don't have a copy to sell you, I suggest periodically checking the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE), if you aren't already doing so. While no copy is currently available on ABE, one may well turn up at some point. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Good luck!
For those Board members and guests who may have never seen a copy of the Knopf edition of THE OCTOBER COUNTRY that Carcosa is looking for, below is a link to the book's dust jacket with the wonderful (and creepy) Goya art:
I had a copy of this, as well as other standard trades that I parted ways with when I bought the Gauntlet limiteds and others as counterparts. Big mistake as most of the limiteds (IMHO) are pretty poorly executed. I've since sold (nearly) all and have been re-acquiring the trades again with a lot more satisfaction.
The limiteds of original titles I felt are worth keeping (again IMHO) are the two LEC books, the Hill House CAT'S PAJAMAS and Subterraneans's I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC...I also kept the Subterranean MARTIAN CHRONICLES despite its flaws...but that's about it.
What flaws are they Carcosa? I’ve been thinking about getting this book despite the high secondary market price.
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES is a beautiful book...only the binding seems out of place and a missed opportunity. It should have been burnt orange/red cloth for the spine along with red-colored-themed marble papers for the boards...Mars colors. It has a black open-weave cloth spine and blue marbled paper sides. Kind of odd. But that's just quibbling. If you can snap up a copy ABSOLUTELY do it! It has an expanded TOC with extra goodies and that gives it a leg up on the LEC in those departments. From a straight design aesthetic though, the LEC is the best.
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