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Re: LOTR AND Hobbit prices....

Subject: Re: LOTR AND Hobbit prices....
by Jlong on 2012/12/3 21:24:31

Peeta,

I think we will see Tolkien's books continue to sell for a lot of money because 1) they are desirable (especially The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings), 2) the true first editions had relatively small print runs (see the awesome, detailed articles below), and 3) the films are renewing interest in these books.

I've seen ex-library copies of The Hobbit (all beat up) sell for what seem to me absurd prices.

I think some buyers buy copies like this, rebind them, and try to turn a profit. I personally don't care for copies that are rebound, but I know some collectors like them.

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/earlyhobbits.php

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/lotr-print-runs.php