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eBay Item #281474842265

Should this be in "Interesting eBay Auctions"?

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Thanks for posting. The old ads and catalogues are great. I reckon that was the best era for Tolkien books. The quality was high, the cover designs were traditional and un-fussy, and the range was relatively static, rather than being designed to squeeze a dime out of every last bit of material, good or not. Some of the stuff that passes for "Collectors Editions" out of HarperCollins wouldn't even have passed muster as a paperback thirty years ago.

Plus it was in the days where books sold for RRP, so there was less corner cutting in the production.

I wonder how the Tolkien book landscape will look in another thirty years -- whether there will even be physical copies being produced?

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I like coming across these old advertising brochures! Nice find, and thanks for the picture. I have a few similar items (packed up at the moment) but maybe I have some pictures to share as well if I can find them.

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Just brought a book an an old PR leaflet fell out of it. If only i had a time machine!
Deluxe poems or Hobbit for 17.50 or hows about a nice Pictures for £15 but best of all a signed red Sil for £100 or unsigned for £75. I suppose when i look at it and hindsight aside its not suprisiing they werent snapped up as at that price they were very expensive by comparison.

Ironically at £100 to current value circa £1500 plus its a 15 times increase whereby standard Simarillion was at time for sale at £5.95 - same'ish' price as now

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