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Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Namor » December 8th, 2014, 8:03 am

Id never heard of the volume, (until Sam Miller recently referenced it in a letter to me) but I thought it might be worth putting the info out there so should one of you run across it you would know what it was worth....or at least what someone paid for it

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"When I was reviewing my books I stopped for some time to read possibly the rarest spearfishing book-- I thought of you since you often check book stores for spearfishing books

Hope Root/1954-- "Spearfishing and skin diving on the Florida reefs"

I of course have a copy..only 500 printed only a handful survived

Last time one was listed on E bay sold for $600.00 plus

Might wasn't to goggle Hope root and his last dive --700 feet which he never surfaced and in diving you only get paid for a round trip"

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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » December 8th, 2014, 9:24 am

I remember reading about it when Hope Root died, but I didn't know he wrote a book.
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby otolith » July 18th, 2015, 2:39 pm

The last one I remember being sold, went for $600.
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » July 18th, 2015, 3:05 pm

Is it any good, or is it just expensive because not many were printed and he died trying to set a record?

I'm considering writing a book and publishing just 100 copies, but I would just as soon avoid the dying part.
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » July 18th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Is that you Sam?
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Namor » July 19th, 2015, 1:01 pm

Bill McIntyre wrote:Is it any good, or is it just expensive because not many were printed and he died trying to set a record?

I'm considering writing a book and publishing just 100 copies, but I would just as soon avoid the dying part.

Bill,
Please do, I'm sure it would be a good read. If you are serious I'd like to reserve or preorder a copy

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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » July 19th, 2015, 4:21 pm

Thanks Jeremy, but I was just kidding. Your copy would probably be the only one I'd sell. :)
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Westbury » July 19th, 2015, 6:37 pm

Awww, I'd buy one Bill
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » July 19th, 2015, 7:40 pm

You're a sweety Joe.

Did I mention that the price is $400?

But I'll cut you a deal as long as you don't tell anyone.
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Westbury » July 20th, 2015, 7:13 am

In that case, I'll take 2 :rofl:
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby AJP » July 20th, 2015, 7:43 am

Still off-topic:

Actually Bill, that is a really interesting idea. I'd bet you could write an awesome book about spearfishing in SoCal.

At that price though, I'll borrow the book from Jeremy or Joe. :)
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Red Tide » January 27th, 2016, 5:20 am

Hey Bill,
I would buy one too. You have seen it all and your aspect on our sport would be worth sharing. Especially the early days in Tampa Bay. :obscene-drinkingcheers:

Cheers,

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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby chris oak » January 27th, 2016, 9:03 am

x2 Bill, during the slow winter days you can start doing it page by page. Rigging, guns etc, I'd definitely buy one and I bet a bunch of people would as well. There aren't a lot of good freediving books, Terry Maas's is the only one that comes to mind as far as nonfiction.
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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Randy_Mora » October 2nd, 2017, 6:51 am

Hey compadres, I have just received the Bible of Spearfishing and Freedive g. the book format is published in quality paper and a huge plus for me is I don't need my reading glasses to read the text the text print is quality.

See Images below for the quality.

Thank you Dr Mass and the Team that help out this together.ImageImage

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Re: Rarest dive book of all time?

Postby Bill McIntyre » October 2nd, 2017, 1:27 pm

Its a wonderful book but its been brought up top date in digital form with 30 videos. I highly recommend it.
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