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DavidC
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Just when you thought owning a Wright home was expensive....

Post by DavidC »

Frank Lloyd Wright 12 books MONOGRAPH with no cover A.D.A.EDITA 888,412.69


At least you get free shipping on the order.......


David

dtc
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Post by dtc »

Come on...is that price for real?

One could buy a FLLW designed house for that sum....or at least the down payment.

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Post by dkottum »

I'll sell my set for half that price.

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Post by KevinW »

...I always mess up that darn decimal point.
KevinW

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Post by SDR »

Maybe the seller got his dollars and his yen confused ?

I get my yens confused, sometimes . . .

SDR

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

$3020 works out to $251.66 per book. Not unreasonable. Most prices I have seen are in the range of $250-750 each with complete sets going for between $2700-6000.
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Post by SDR »

Yes -- that's right. I thought I was reading a number in the six figures. Did the seller edit his price quote ?


SDR

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Post by krietzerjak »

When I looked at it this morning, I think it was over $800,000, or maybe it was 600,000.

Andy

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Post by DavidC »

The original price was for over $890,000.


David

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Post by SDR »

Heck -- if the price keeps dropping at this rate, I'll be able to have my first complete set of Monographs . . .


SDR

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Frank Lloyd Wright 12 books MONOGRAPH with no cover A.D.A.EDITA

Item condition:Good
Time left: 23d 14h (Jun 17, 2013 06:02:31 PDT)
Price:US $3,020.00
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Post by SDR »

"No cover" could mean no dust jacket, or no box (the hardcover volumes came boxed) -- or even "paperbound," I suppose. I wonder why those whose English is incomplete (like any of us) don't consult sources of information -- such as, in this case, specialist booksellers ? -- to ascertain the appropriate terminology . . .

SDR

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Post by krietzerjak »

SDR, the hardbound copies have red cloth hard covers, with pictures on the seperate jackets only. If there were no covers at all, hardbound sets would be all red. I think only the cardboard is missing from this set.
Andy

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Post by SDR »

Thanks. Yes, the images do seem to show the hardbound set, with dust jackets. (I retained the boxes for my two Monograph volumes; the dust jackets, which seem to get spoiled in use, are saved in those boxes, in my case. The oversized Taschen volumes, by contrast, are hardbound without jackets, having instead applied printed illustrations or photographs; the books come plastic-wrapped in impressive cardboard "valises," complete with carrying handle . . .)

As I recall it, the softbound Monograph volumes had the same graphics on their covers as is found on the hardbound dust jackets ?

SDR

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