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Re: later impression jackets

Subject: Re: later impression jackets
by laurel on 2012/5/13 9:06:58

A 1/1 FOTR is a whole new ball game and £500 wouldnt get you an unjacketed copy let alone a jacketed one. You will need circa £1000+ unless you strike it lucky. (I have done on two occaisions! over the years)

Re the ROTK - here is one that just sold via ABE (WHAT! i can hear you scream) - just goes ot show there are some reasonable (well maybe a bit OTT) priced books there as well:

Title: The Return of the King
Author: Tolkien, J.R.R
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin LTD
Book ID: 015990
Price: USD 499.99
Description: 21s net on the DJ flap. The DJ spine is darkened with a few spots,
DJ with rubbing all around and erosion at the spine ends. Clean red cloth boards
with bumped corners and spine ends. The map is still present at the rear of the
book. The endpapers are darkened from the flaps, previous owner name on the
front endpaper. Nice red topstain, the other edges are a bit foxed. Page 49 has
the number 4 and the wavy lines of print as required for the first edition.
First issue, 7000 copies printed.


For £300-£350 it sounded quite good. I did enquire out of interest - already sold ! One thing for sure got to be quick !