Wesley's Bible Translation: A Bit Pricey

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jul 7 2021 6:20 PM

This isn't a price rant; I'm just curious.

I acquired Explanatory Notes upon the Old and New Testament: Translation as part of a really good deal on a legacy package, so I'm grateful for it. It will have historical value for me to see how Wesley handled the text, compared to other translators. I am, however, intrigued by its standalone price: $65. Would anyone consider paying that? Maybe low volume accounts for the high unit price; with production costs being spread over fewer buyers. Maybe there was never a real expectation of individual purchases?

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 8 2021 6:48 AM

Did you note what the print price is listed at?

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 8 2021 7:35 AM

David Ames:
Did you note what the print price is listed at?

Yikes. Assuming it is still actually in print, I guess the print publishers know their market; maybe Arminians have higher annual income than Calvinists.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 8 2021 9:59 AM

Robert M. Warren:
Assuming it is still actually in print

It is in public domain and can be found for much less than what is listed here. The "print" costs for public domain works should be taken with a grain of salt. 

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