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Limited Editions

From time to time I get emails from readers wanting to know how they can purchase copies of the signed, illustrated limited editions of the Ice & Fire books published by Meisha Merlin and Subterranean. The short answer is, they can't. Those were limited editions, they were fully subscribed, Meisha Merlin is out of business, and SubPress has no extra copies for sale.

(Yes, I have a few extra copies myself, but they are not for sale).

However, I've just happened to notice that there are presently not one but two (2!) sets of said limited up for bid on ebay. These are the numbered editions (not the rarer lettered), and both have matching numbers.

The ebay item numbers are 221012911878 and 150806055324.

I don't know the sellers, and I can't vouch for them or the condition of their books. (I will vouch for the fact that these are gorgeous books, lavishly illustrated by Jeff Jones, John Howe, Charles Vess, and Tom Canty, respectively). These ebay sales have nothing to do with me, and I cannot tell you more than I just have. If you have questions, you will need to contact the sellers. But considering how often I get asked about those books, I thought I'd mention it, if any of you are interested.

Please be advised: these sets are not cheap. The books have appreciated quite a bit in value since publication.

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wcbryan80
May. 6th, 2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
I want them soooo badly
if I could afford them I would have already purchased a full set. I don't even care if they match, because I know I would never get rid of them (not in my lifetime, anyway). I luckily bought a Meisha Merlin CoK about 6 months ago on Ebay, and was just outbid at last second on a SoS limited edition...I was fortunate enough to get in on one of the pre-orders on a DwD limited that is yet to be released from Sub Press, so hopefully I am one day going to be able to piece together a non-matching set...unless of course I fall bass ackwards into a large sum of money, then of course I would not hesitate to drop several thousand dollars on a matching set, because if you think about it,these books are read throughout the world and there are just over 500 of these books printed (counting the Publisher's Copies and such) and they are highly sought after, so owning ones makes it quite an exclusive club. Also you have to think *most* people buying these are buying them to keep and cherish and not to resell for profit (unless they fall on hard times). Damn, where is a time machine at when you need one? Lol, it would have been so much easier to buy these when they were initially sold...it will be interesting to see what happens to the availability and prices of the Meisha Merlin books when the new Sub Press editions of GoT and CoK comes out. I am going to be keeping my CoK limited regardless. I just hope that it will make some owners start unloading their Meisha Merlin GoT books. I know I will definitely pre-order a Sub Press GoT, but I am still going to have lifelong want and desire to find a Meisha Merlin GoT as well.

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