History of Indian Tribes of the United States DLE

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History of Indian Tribes of the United States DLE

syyskuu 9, 2016, 5:29 pm

Two resellers on Ebay have the 6 volume Indian Tribes by Schoolcraft DLE listed for $9,500.00. I really hope they sell them for this price, since I already own it.

syyskuu 9, 2016, 5:44 pm

>1 bullylover: Ridiculous! I'd happily sell my set for only $5000. Did this set sell out? I don't see it on the EP web site anymore but sometimes EP only sells part of the limitation, waits awhile, and then releases the remainder of the edition.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 9, 2016, 6:16 pm

I don't know if it sold out, but if they sell them for anywhere near this price, I think there will be a mad rush of high-priced listings on Ebay! :)

syyskuu 9, 2016, 8:10 pm

I recall a kind of cryptic statement on their website when it was no longer available. I couldn't tell whether it had sold out or they were simply delaying the next print run.

I have to say, though, that it was one of the best values EP has ever produced for anyone who has an interest in the subject.

syyskuu 9, 2016, 8:54 pm

>4 jroger1: I agree. It's wonderful and is one of my favorite DLEs.

syyskuu 10, 2016, 10:06 pm

I almost fell off my chair when I saw those also,

syyskuu 11, 2016, 3:36 am

That's quite nuts. I'd love to own that work and although pricey to begin with, I would never pay $10,000 for this :/
Seriously, a vacation around the world or a set of books which quite honestly can be found for far less if you just wait or look around.

syyskuu 11, 2016, 11:39 am

Remember that the set selling for close to $10,000 is one of those eBay predators. There is another one from Canada for $5,700. Still way over priced. You can get an original on eBay 3/4 leather bound for $5,000.

syyskuu 11, 2016, 12:36 pm

Someone on eBay is trying to sell Volume 2 only for $2000!

syyskuu 11, 2016, 12:54 pm

The apparent scarcity of this set should be a clue to EP that they should complete all 600 sets if they haven't already done so. Mine is numbered 367, but I'm never sure what that means if anything. I wouldn't be surprised if a significant number of sets were sold to tribal libraries.

The original sales price was $1,200 for six huge and magnificently reproduced volumes. EP is charging more than $200, and sometimes much more, for single volumes not nearly as impressive.

syyskuu 11, 2016, 1:12 pm

>10 jroger1: yes. For those interested they should check with EP to see if they have completed the print run, since they tend to do them in batches awaiting demand. I was burned twice buying an OOP set on eBay only to find that EP printed only a portion, and then printed the remainder a year or so later.

syyskuu 12, 2016, 9:30 am

It will never sell at that price, it's frankly laughable.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 13, 2016, 10:26 pm

I have located the statement EP placed on its website after the Schoolcraft DLE became unavailable. It said, "SOLD OUT! We're sorry, this product is temporarily unavailable and is currently closed to new orders." The two sentences seem contradictory, but the word "temporarily" would stop me from paying more than the original price of $1,200.

Muokkaaja: syyskuu 20, 2016, 3:06 am

I wonder if they're going to do another print run. I received three sets (had to return two because of so many flaws), and the final set I ultimately kept still has a huge scratch on volume 6. And that was even after I asked them to just double check them before shipping. Maybe I'm being nitpicky, but $1200 was a ton of money to spend on books that weren't printed perfectly and shipped with care. I just didn't want to lug any more huge books back to the post office.

Also, my memory may be failing, but I seem to remember this series always at the bottom of the website lists organized by popularity, so I assumed it wasn't selling well--maybe price-prohibitive or maybe I just came in late after it had been out a long time and was no longer big news among buyers. Just made me think maybe they decided to stop selling for awhile with thoughts of re-introducing it later to renewed customer enthusiasm, just as they did with the Wizard of Oz.

This one was hard to photograph but had a long raised bend in the underlying board on the cover

syyskuu 14, 2016, 2:15 pm

>14 hmsdrco2001:
"I seem to remember this series always at the bottom of the website lists organized by popularity, so I assumed it wasn't selling well."

A set like this one would have limited appeal. Customers would have to have a special interest in the subject to fork over $1,200. Nevertheless, it is a goldmine of information and art, especially when combined with the comprehensive index published by the Library of Congress, making it an invaluable research tool.

I would expect EP to try again, although perhaps not for a few years.

syyskuu 14, 2016, 2:18 pm

Wow that is horrible damage. You are nicer than me as I would have returned that one too! Too much money for this set to come damaged.

syyskuu 14, 2016, 2:47 pm

>14 hmsdrco2001: I would still return it for a full refund. At that price you should expect perfection. I have returned by last 2 DLEs due to flaws. And EP refuses to discount flawed books.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 10, 2022, 9:33 am

>18 saintmelville:
It’s a magnificent set that one could study for a lifetime, but you would need to have a special interest in the subject to spend $1,620. The original price in 2014 was $1,194. The $270/volume price is still reasonable, I think, for such a huge and beautifully illustrated set.

I purchased copy #367 in 2015 shortly before it became unavailable, so the current offering probably represents the final print run of 200.

kesäkuu 12, 2022, 5:29 pm

Never thought I’d see this again on EP’s sight.

It’s magnificence is simply awe inspiring. Illustrated so beautifully and such fine leather details.

Better have a large empty space on your bookshelf

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