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Buying classical editions of textbooks

  1. Apr 29, 2009 #1

    thrill3rnit3

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    I was just wondering if and where I can buy classical editions of certain textbooks.

    eg. I want to get George B. Thomas's Calculus, but I want the classical 2nd edition.

    Amazon only has the latest edition(s), and I don't want those.
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 #2

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  4. Apr 30, 2009 #3

    turbo

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    There are booksellers who specialize in old, out-of-print books. Usually (for obvious reasons) they tend to cater to the collectors of $$$$ books, not people who want old used textbooks. You might also try to search for libraries that are de-acquisitioning out-dated texts to see what they have for sale.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 #4

    thrill3rnit3

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    Do you know specific company names of such booksellers?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 #5

    Dr Transport

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    www.powells.com may have what you want.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 #6

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    alright thanks I'll check it out

    If anyone here has read the GBT Jr Calculus series, which edition would be the best one?
     
  8. May 1, 2009 #7
    alibris.com and abebooks.com.
     
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