The Eagle of the Ninth

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The Eagle of the Ninth

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 3:20 am

how are the chances that "The Eagle of the Ninth" ( Rosemary Sutcliff ) will get an reprint ?
I really love the this fictional story and the roman empire lets my heart beat higher.
The artwork of the book is unbeatable in every way and non comparable to other versions out there...
Best regards

I found every book somewhere on the internet though...
I can buy for 30-50£ (condition new) sadly none of the traders ships to Germany
Price is above 140£ ( condition new)
3. Book
I only found 2 Books in new condition for 400-550£ ...

huhtikuu 11, 3:43 am

Hi Alex. I would not be optimistic that it would get a reprint but who knows with FS. Eagle of the Ninth should be one on the cheaper of the FS Suthcliffe titles on the secondary market. eBay or Abebooks would be your best bet to pick one up. The link below is the search results from Abebooks which has it between £10 - £40 before shipping. Most of the sellers ship to Germany.

I hope this is of help.

huhtikuu 11, 3:43 am

Have you come across the beautiful Sutcliff Edition at Slightly Foxed?

They offer 'The Eagle of the Ninth' either as a single book or bundled together with a bunch of other Sutcliffes. They all come cloth bound and with their original black and white drawings by C. Walter Hodges. They are also limited, although in a rather generous print run. No affiliation.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 5:08 am

Thank you :)
I searched the site already, every single volume I chose cant be shipped to Germany... Austria would be possible though ... very weird.
Ardis Books doesn't ship to Germany aswell...
Iam born in the wrong country... Sometimes it's so hard and expensive to read in english :(

Thank you aswell. :)
Those editions look really good. You own some books of this "press" ?
They are perfect bindings I assume, bound in cloth.

huhtikuu 11, 5:52 am

Strange. I checked a number of them and they all gave rates to Germany. Here is an alternative on which should be no problem shipping to you as the seller is in Germany. I have bought a couple of FS books on this site and had no issue. €55 + postage. No connection to the seller.

huhtikuu 11, 6:23 am

>5 assemblyman:
Thank you again. :)
Very strange indeed. I tested with 15 different Book sellers and always get the message that this seller doesn't ship to my selected Country. As soon as I choose a different country the "error" vanish.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 6:38 am

>1 AlexBookshelfFrog: The Eagle Of The Ninth, 2006 for £11.74 plus £2.50 international shipping here:

The Silver Branch, 2009 for £42.80 plus £19.27 (?) international tracked here:

huhtikuu 11, 7:39 am

>4 AlexBookshelfFrog:
Ref the Slightly Foxed editions:

Their Slightly Foxed Editions and Plain Foxed Editions are sewn, and they are printed and bound by Smith Settle in Yorkshire. I don't have any of the cubs, but they are also made by Smith Settle. Some of their occasional books are perfect bound, using a different printer.

huhtikuu 11, 7:42 am

>1 AlexBookshelfFrog: N.B. This poster has a potential commercial interest:

ABE Books has two sellers with prices under £30.00 for New or As New Folio Society copies of this book, some of the copies are still in shrink-wrap. I recall reading there was an ABE Books House rule that bookshops listing books via them have to sell world-wide.

I also note that the European Headquarters of ABE Books is in Dusseldorf!

huhtikuu 11, 8:46 am

I have collected all of the Slightly Foxed Cubs (Rosemary Sutcliff, Ronald Welch and B.B.) and I'm very pleased with them. The Rosemary Sutcliff titles are particularly nice.

The Cubs are larger than the normal Slightly Foxed autobiographies and more attractively bound, they are limited to 2,000 copies and hand-numbered. I've only purchased the autobiographies that I'm interested in but I really like the Cubs and wouldn't hesitate in buying them if the design appeals to you.

huhtikuu 11, 10:27 am

>10 Hrodberht: Same here - I got all the Welches and the B.B.s, and I am very, very happy with them. The SF customer service is also excellent, very friendly people! Maybe give them a try, Alex, you can't really go wrong.

huhtikuu 11, 10:40 am

Just chiming in to say I too am pleased with the Slightly Foxed books I have, and can recommend them as well.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 11, 3:12 pm

Thank you for all those kind messages. I think I will test the fox club out. ( Iam a addicted to Slipcases though ;) )

I definitely will check out Abe Books again aswell... maybe iam too dumb 😄

huhtikuu 12, 9:37 am

>9 English-bookseller: "I recall reading there was an ABE Books House rule that bookshops listing books via them have to sell world-wide."

My understanding is that ruling is still in place. However, booksellers can in-effect opt out of shipping to Germany - all they have to do is not sign up to the LUCID scheme.

huhtikuu 12, 10:12 am

Why is the The Lantern Bearer so horrible expensive and the other books are obtainable brand new for 30-50£ ?

huhtikuu 13, 2:37 am

Just to clarify: At first look, all sellers on Abebooks do ship to Germany. Once you've put your book in your cart, you're told they don't after all. They first had to sign up for the new tax, then a waste disposal fee (the LUCID mentioned above). While the first worked out after a while and affected all of the EU, I don't know any (small) bookseller who felt the second was appropriate, so they just don't. That means Germans can buy from Abebooks using a forwarding service or not at all. It's a huge nuisance.

huhtikuu 13, 2:39 am

>15 AlexBookshelfFrog:

It might be connected to how many reprints there were. With FS, some early editions of series had lots of reprints but only one for later titles. I'm now sure about this one, but that's the way it went with Master and Commander and the Andrew Lang Fairy Tale series.

huhtikuu 14, 12:57 am

It’s also worth noting that Everyman’s Library has a nice edition of Eagle of the Ninth. Alas not limited, but it is sewn and cloth bound.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 14, 1:45 am

I ordered an volume of the 1.Book and 2.Book, completely new and in shrinked wrap. ( the folio society edition 😍😊).
Iam not sure wheather I wanna pay 200£ for the 3.Book tbh 😅😭😄
Though my replacement could be the volume from the slightly foxes.
The folio edition is just so freaking gorgeous. I'm in love with it. I can put it beside my 50 non fiction roman books 😍😊

huhtikuu 14, 4:31 am

>15 AlexBookshelfFrog: Maybe it stands out from the rest because it was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1959.