I don’t own many multiples, at least not listed in LT. Here are the ones under my statistics:
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Norton Critical Edition (2004), Paperback)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Penguin (Non-Classics) (2004), Paperback, 864 pages)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Signet Classics (2002), Paperback, 960 pages)
- Abhorsen by Garth Nix (Eos (2004), Paperback, 528 pages)
Abhorsen by Garth Nix (HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (2005), Paperback, 400 pages)
I have my original paperback copy of Anna Karenina, a copy in Russian (which is hardcover and not catalogued properly), and a Norton critical edition because the professor required that one and my original copy was at home anyway. I thought that was my only multiple, but I see that I also have two copies of Abhorsen. I bought one on my own, and my boyfriend bought me the second one because he thought I’d like it without realizing that I already had it. The days before LT, of course.
I also have two versions of Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone that I haven’t catalogued. I’ve listed one, of course, my original paperback. My mom gave me that in my beat-books-up days and thus it has been bent, stained, and dog-eared beyond belief, so I got a new hardcover sometime last year. I think between us my fiance and I have at least one duplicate, but he doesn’t have many books and he’s not buying at all now that he has my collection to read from, so I don’t foresee that becoming a problem.
I keep all copies of the books I own. I remember which ones I have eerily well, so I don’t have any accidental duplicates. Mainly I keep the few I have for sentimental value. If I was going to buy duplicates on purpose, it would most likely be to acquire a better translation of foreign language books or if a special edition was released.
Do you own any book duplicates?