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Limited Editions

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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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3165rushingyard
May. 7th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Seller of the last set
Mr. Martin, thank you for calling everyone's attention to my auction. Every little bit helps.

At the risk of raising your ire at this nations health care structure, and to address wcbryan80's comment about about "not resell for profit (unless they fall on hard times)", I enjoyed having this book series in my possession since 2003. I looked forward to each new book being published. After some rather heavy medical bills I simply could not justify having something like these sitting on the shelves. I am glad they are going to a good home because these books are really beautiful.

Thanks again, GRRM!
wcbryan80
May. 8th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: Seller of the last set
Sorry to hear about your recent medical problems...I know firsthand how expensive medical bills can get and run up astronomical amounts in relatively no time at all. It is a shame for someone to have to sell their beloved items as a means of coping with medical treatments, but material things are always something one can live without (no matter how hard parting with them might be)...I am sure it was not a decision you came to overnight and they were hard to part with...but now on the positive side at least someone else now gets to share in their enjoyment.

I hope the money you received from their sell makes a significant difference in your medical bills and things improve in the future for you sir.

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