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 Post subject: Re: A lucky find.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:49 pm 
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I have book 62,purchased by my father in the sixties .was there only 200 original copies?
Have allso first edition copy of cockfighting and gamefowl ,atkinson.guillotine cut pages.
Handed on from my father.any idea of value of these books?

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 Post subject: Re: A lucky find.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:09 pm 
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Yeah Dan, have a few Pits. Good stuff I find this sort of poultry memorabilia very interesting. The ginger beer bottle is great as well. I have tried to find out how many 2nd edition copies of this book were printed as well by Saiga Publishing, but haven't had much luck. They are starting to get a bit hard to find at a reasonable price as well. The later editions after this seem to be ordinary quality.


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 Post subject: Re: A lucky find.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Gingermuff, I heard from my friend and he said the following about his copies.

''The red one is what I believe to be one of the publishers copies from 1958. It is numbered 199 and has an interesting book / library plate in it. My 1st edn published copy (like yours) is numbered 78.''

He confirmed that the first edition was limited to 200 copies.

Shorty, with regards to the Atkins books he said:

''In the UK and States, the 1938 Atkinson books go for ~ $250 to $500 depending on condition, dust wrapper, etc. I’m lucky to have a few copies that were picked up in the UK years back. When published, they reckon most copies were shipped directly to America where they stayed. I approached Baynton Publishing years ago in an effort to find out the publishing run. I received an interesting letter stating that their records were all destroyed in the WWII bombings so they didn’t know.''


I found that a lot of the Oxford fanciers I have had dealings are collectors of books, literature and other artifacts in relation to their fowl - and gamefowl in general. Ive even started a little collection myself.


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