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very rare double bass book for auction

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by niwashi, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. niwashi


    Feb 21, 2001
    I thought you may be interested in this book i have for auction on ebay.
    Introduction to the Double Bass - Raymond Elgar
    number 547 of 1000 copies.
    Published in 1960 only 1000 copies were made,

    follow the link to view:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1411754435 </go/cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1411754435>

    Thank you for looking.
  2. Galen McAllister

    Galen McAllister

    Feb 28, 2000
    Hate to break it to ya, but this book is currently in print... available through Lemur, the Strad Library, etc.; through the Strad, the price is about $50 US.

    On the other hand, for book collectors, there is value in having a copy of the first edition, so you should be able to get an exhorbitant price after all... just gotta find the book-collector-bassists!

    BTW, he later wrote & published two other books on the Db - all interesting.
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    If you want TalkBass members to buy your book, fine. We have a Classifieds section for that kind of thing.

    If, however, all you want is to increase exposure for your auction, I'd peddle my wares elsewhere if I were you.

    At least you could offer it to TalkBass members at a special price, after all you're getting to advertise it for free...:rolleyes:

    Will C.:cool:

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