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The 32-Gun Frigate Essex (Anatomy of the Ship)


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BubbleHead

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Please what makes this book so expensive? A long time a go I put off buying it a big mistake, just ordered (New 2005 edition) it for a hefty price but satisfied. The book is by Portia A Takakjian.

 

 

Tom


Edited by BubbleHead, 12 September 2016 - 02:52 PM.

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Erik W

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I think the price is dictated by demand. I imagine the printing runs of these were fairly limited. I paid $45 for my copy a year ago. I see you can pick up a copy for $40 now. Not too pricey in my opinion for what you get.

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BubbleHead

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Thanks Erik  too late I had ordered it and without looking at my library list now I'm thi proud owner of the old and new version.  Don't know werther that's bad or good.

 

Tom


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JerseyCity Frankie

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I too have noticed bizarre fluctuations in the price of the anatomy of the ship books being sold online. I think you have to adopt the strategy of waiting and watching, keep going back to your online book resource and check the price as it fluctuates over time, and this will give you a better picture of the "going market rate". Clearly there is a species of mental delusion that grips some selllers and they believe they have a treasure of incalculable value when in fact they are selling commonplace stuff that should go for about $20.
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Tom  see the PM I sent.

 

 

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Portia's first book on the Frigate Essex, a softcover pamphlet reprint of her Ships in Scale articles from the 1980s, often goes for $100!


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