The Care and Feeding of Bricks

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby humanracer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:25 am

I may well splash out on a vintage one once I am done with F/M. I look on ebay every day but the prices are sky high. I would want one with illustrations. I am also tempted by these complete Victor Hugo sets that usually go for hundreds if not thousands of pounds. Also most of the early versions were multiple volumes and complete sets are hard to come by. I notice the Folio Society edition is now out of print.

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:23 pm

That would be wonderful, Humanracer! Sometimes I look for leather-bound or antique copies online, but yes, like you said, the prices are just ridiculous. :( Oh, well. Maybe someday.

humanracer wrote: I notice the Folio Society edition is now out of print.

If we're talking the 1976 one, well, you were talking about illustrations...I believe it features some....interesting ones. :wink: Though wait, nevermind, I guess it was reprinted with different ones, later. Oh, well. It's a pity; that might have explained it...
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby Gervais » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Marius, how do you manage to bring those up every time I've finally been able to forget them??? :evil: :(

Humanracer, do you have a local antique book store? I know one near me had a 1940s or 50s-ish copy for around fifty dollars, which probably isn't as old as what you were looking at, but is an okay price.
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby simosax24601 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:30 pm

This is my only copy :)

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby Gervais » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:57 pm

...Why does Hugo look like he's from Rocky and Bullwinkle? :lol: (No offense if you like it, of course, but really, that is probably the most...interesting cover I've seen. :lol: )
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby simosax24601 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:24 pm

I don't know XD
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby CeridwenLynne » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:36 pm

I have 4 copies: one paperback, one hardback, and two different translations downloaded digitally.
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby humanracer » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:31 pm

There IS a hardcover of F/M but it is very rare. It was published by the New American Library in 1987 and features 16 pages of photographs from the Broadway production.
http://www.jacketflap.com/bookdetail.as ... 5551948803

Good luck finding it!

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby p0nine » Thu May 29, 2014 5:37 pm

I currently own one copy of the Brick and that would be the standard Signet classics Fahnestock/MacAfee paperback. It's only like a year old (yes, yes, I just read it for the first time a year ago) but it's filled with sticky flags, scribblings in the margins, etc. and the spine and covers are already beat up (not too much, just lots of creases). In one year it's already been very well loved.
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby Barricade Butterfly » Fri May 30, 2014 1:15 am

I was given a Denny with the movie cover on it, and stuck faithfully to it. Till I got the Wilbour from my library in response to a translations thread here, and realized what horrible edits had been made!
So, my Denny now is creased and the cover bent from being toted around, but it also has penciled-in corrections, pun explanations, missing lines, and notes that were either copied off of the Wilbour, or compared and just left be because I liked it better. :D
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby Darkhorse » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:49 am

One copy, the Wordsworth Wilbour. I specifically looked for that one, but I'd love a copy of the French (except I don't know French, my project for the summer is to learn it.)

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby TheOfficeIsClosed » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:21 pm

I have the (unabridged) French version, very recent edition though seeing as it's got Isabelle Allen's face on the cover!! Don't especially mind that though, since I like her better than the average stage little Cosette, and her eyeses are pretty to look at :mrgreen: It may or may not be second hand, 'twas a Christmas present so I don't know for sure, but it has little pen marks on several pages which were there long before I actually got to those bits, plus the pages are going slightly yellow but that's probably just me reading it and taking it places and stuff :P

Otherwise it's in pretty good condition, except that the cover and first few pages are a bit creased and bent, and the cover's kind of started separating into layers at the edges(if you know what I mean?), but I know those things are definitely my own doing! :roll:
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby Gavroche » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:27 pm

My collection of Bricks:

The (abridged) Penguin audiobook
The paperback M/F translation from Signet
Norman Denny movie-tie in cover
A hardcover Charles Wilbour translation with Little Cosette on the cover
A Word Cloud Classics leather-bound Hapgood translation
A hardcover from the bargain section of Barnes and Noble
And then I have an abridged (400-something pages) paperback published by Fawcett (recieved this as a gift)
And then I have two paperbacks of Notre-Dame de Paris :wink:
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby CC21106 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:03 am

Just Kindle. Must remedy this.

Edit: I went to Half Price Books and looked, but all they had were abridgements and they didn't look like any too good ones, either. So no go there.
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Re: The Care and Feeding of Bricks

Postby BarricadeRebel » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:17 pm

I currently own two copies: an abridged (grrrr) with translations for argot and stuff, and an unabridged version without argot and other translations.


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