I was at the flea market last Saturday and picked up a first American edition copy of Quo Vadis, in fairly nice condition and only cost a dollar. I buy books like this all the time. Today I went by the library sale (lucky me, I live next door to a library) and picked up a first American edition (no dust jacket) of Animal Farm, a book called Card Tricks, written by the mysterious Professor Romanoff and published in 1930, a first American edition of H. G. Well's Thirty Strange Stories (a very uncommon book, probably bootlegged; in 1897 the publishers weren't quick to offer royalties; better, I don't think this collection was ever put together in Britain), and a first edition, with dust cover, of J. M. Barrie's Courage. All in very nice condition, all for $5. The current value of these books would be about $250.
The flea market dealer said to me,"Print's dead." I couldn't disagree with him more. But is my opinion the only one that matters?
Yeah, I think so.