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'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale

Will Fly 29 Nov 12 - 06:16 AM
Will Fly 29 Nov 12 - 06:18 AM
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GUEST,Fred McCormick 29 Nov 12 - 06:54 AM
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Subject: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 06:16 AM

I've had a 1st (1975) edition of Peter Kennedy's classic "Folksongs of Britain & Ireland" on my shelf for some years now. It's an ex-library copy - legally and properly withdrawn from stock - which I bought many years ago. It was hardly used when I bought it and I haven't done more than dip into it myself over the years, so I'm going to sell it and donate the proceeds of the sale to Max and Mudcat.

Before I put it onto eBay or (more likely) go round to my local s/h booksellers, Any 'Catter who wants to make an offer for it in can PM me - say by the end of Sunday 8th December. It's in excellent condition, hardback, and still with the dustjacket wrapped in a plastic cover.

I'm aware that Peter Kennedy's work has been subject to some argument and controversy over the years - which I don't want to re-open here - but the book itself is a fascinating read for those with an abiding interest in the subject. And the original 1st edition is fairly rare these days. I discovered a copy in poor condition on AbeBooks some time ago for £120. I'm not interested in that sort of money and would much prefer it to go to someone on Mudcat for a sensible price.

Anyway, PM me if you're interested. The highest bidder to make a bid over £25 by midnight GMT on Sunday 8th December wins it. If I get no bids from 'Catters then I'll dispose of it in another way - and the proceeds will go towards Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 06:18 AM

Correction - Saturday 8th December.


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: sciencegeek
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 06:30 AM

FYI... the book is selling for around 80 US$ on Amazon, which is well above the starting bid.

I already have my old copy, so I'll pass on this great offer...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 06:54 AM

Will, you needn't worry about PK's reputation in this instance. The book is extremely important and well worth having and worth £25-00 of anyone's mony.


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 30 Nov 12 - 05:13 PM

Refresh - Mudcat needs cash...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 09:18 AM

The first bid - £25 - has been received.

Next...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 10:12 AM

And we're up to £30 - keep 'em coming, folks - Max needs it!


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Charmion
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 11:50 AM

Will you throw in overseas postage?


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 12:40 PM

I'll pay all postage costs.


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 01:34 PM

I am tempted , especially for Max , but I am NOT a Book Learning type , and dont really read music , so I will leave it for someone who WILL appreciate it .


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 12 - 04:47 PM

Up to £35 folks...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 04:00 AM

And now it's £60... one week to go...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Dec 12 - 04:04 AM

I don't think this book gets the credit it deserves. It's a wonderful collection of songs.

£60, hey? Keep the bidding going, everybody!


-Joe, who paid a lot less than £60 for his copy, but that was long ago-


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Dec 12 - 04:21 AM

Up to £65 now - from a local friend...


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Subject: RE: 'Folksongs of Britain & Ireland' - sale
From: The Sandman
Date: 08 Dec 12 - 04:15 AM

it is a good book , I already have a copy, good luck with the auction


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