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Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays Oriflamme 1 Jack Parsons
 
Now listed on eBay at lowered price, in the last 24hrs of auction. Offers will be considered. £190 + P&P int £35
 
Bibliographic Details Title: Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays Oriflamme 1 John Whiteside Parsons Publisher: Thelema Media, L.L.C. Publication Date: 2001 Binding: Soft cover Book Condition: Good Edition: Edition Sold as per images, no returns accepted. I mail to the address that is reged with eBay, so make sure that you have your address correct before placing a bid. Parson's essay Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword is a brillant work on individual liberty and how it can be realised by all. Alot of what Parson's has to say is in the tradition of John Locke, but written in a style more appealing to today's reader. Written in the 1940's his insight into moral, religious, social and sexual issues is still very relevant today.
 

   
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The binding really held up. My copy fell apart within a few years. 


   
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@ptoner

 

 

Alright mate? How's Oireland?

 

Not being aggressive here just curious, but (hypothetical question here) WTH happened to the market?  This book was a Christmas gift from my parents I dunno....5(?) years ago (I haven't read it yet- shame face) and I think they only paid about $20 USD.

 

'Dang'  

Good luck with your auction!

 

I just paid (shame face #2) about $260 USD for a CD from a French Black Metal Artist..And it just came out like a month ago....... 


   
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Posted by: @christibrany

WTH happened to the market?

Um, it's called massive inflation - apparently hitting the USA right now very hard (ouch). Two-Edged Sword appeared first as a Teitan Press hardback - for ~$55. I didn't know a paperback had been issued.

My first book preceded Jack's. New, it was $45. Now I see you can get one for only $185.

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Or how about Behind the Veil? You can get it for $90 at Amazon in hardcover, and only $61 for the softcover ... new!

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Um, these same versions, new, can be purchased at Lulu, $44 hard, $22 soft. So this is a documented case of some seller on Amazon who is re-selling books, and tacking on a hefty profit ... when the book is available for half, or one-third the price.

I don't think this is illegal. The seller would call it "good business sense."

What in Heaven happenened to the [book] market?  It's like the stock market - it is volatile and one could lose their shirt or make a bundle, depending on the degree of their insight and ability.

 

 

 

 


   
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Posted by: @damien

The binding really held up. My copy fell apart within a few years. 

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Hey yeah, it is in really good condition. Surprised myself. 

 

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Alright mate? How's Oireland?

 

Not being aggressive here just curious, but (hypothetical question here) WTH happened to the market?  This book was a Christmas gift from my parents I dunno....5(?) years ago (I haven't read it yet- shame face) and I think they only paid about $20 USD.

Hey @christibrany 

Ireland is good Brother, getting into winter season and recoiling back into our lairs, to look inwards, awaiting the Spring to blossom! 

Yeah, prices are ridiculous, so I normally see what the lowest price is on Bookfinder, ABEBooks or eBay and have my price lower than that. I am feeling my need, for the library dissolving away. Selling books that might be worth a bit but I never really look at. Living is expensive these days!

 


   
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93,

I have a first edition copy of the book currently for sale on my Etsy page if anyone is interested (and I do make a point to mark down the sale price in comparison with others available at the time).  Here's the store page link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1149459424/freedom-is-a-two-edged-sword-oriflamme-1  

93 93/93,

Christopher (LPD 217)


   
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Posted by: @belarion_777

I do make a point to mark down the sale price in comparison with others available

Price: $299, noted. One is supposed to cite the price when they post a "For Sale" here. No problem of large concern, your link provided the financial data.


   
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@shiva Didn't know the prerequisites.  Will do in future posts!


   
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Posted by: @belarion_777

Didn't know the prerequisites.

As I said, No Problem as you at least linked to a stated price. That rule is in The Guidelines to avoid auctions, haggling, slippery price-juggling, etc.

My book was the first rattle out of the box for the new owners (Weister Antiquarian) under The Titan Press, which they had acquired from Martin P. Starr. The second rattle was Freedom is a Two-Edged ... in hardcover.

Since Parsons went on to become Belarion 8=3, I suppose we could consider Freedom is .. as his 7=4 thesis. That is, is was (more or less) his only thesis ... as far as I am aware.


   
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Book prices! What a joy. This is a cheap paperback (I still have two of them) and though the price sounds ridiculuos, it probably actually reflects what it is worth - theoretically. A year ago or so I had the hardcover signed by Hymeneaus Beta up for sale for a few weeks, for 400 Euros. Nobody bought it. I have quite a few of these expensive corpses, like a 1st hardcover edition of "American Psycho" signed and dedicated by BEA which should be worth something like 2000 (BEA even told me so when he signed it) but of course nobody will ever buy it. Book prices! What a joy.

 


   
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Posted by: @the_real_simon_iff

Book prices! What a joy.

It has to do with the creation of a book, then a modest effort to get it displayed ... then cut it loose. I have seen one of my books listed at a grand. This book is available brand new from Lulu for about #44, and the Amazon re-sellers re-sell it for $65 and (way) up. I mean they buy it from Lulu, who sends it to the buyer who paid extra money to find the book on Amazon (where I do not sell).

Granted (not Kenneth), the grand copy is new and SIGNED!  Well, I generated book plates with my sig and Weiser "tipped" them in. "Tipped" means glued, in this case.

With most of the AC/Parsons material available for free online, the mania in pricing hard copies, even if they're soft-covered, is comparable to baseball cards, comic books, coins, stamps. It's either a hobby or a disease - I suppose it depends on the mental stability of the collector.

 


   
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