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Re: The Good Old Days
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Only hundred pounds for what I'm so desperately looking for ..........
Great ad by the way.

Posted on: 10/22 11:44:52
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This is also up on ABE; and was up on ABE when the other eBay copy sold the other week. When the other Methuen was snapped up (very quickly) the other day, I was going to point this out i.e. why the hurry? There are other copies out there. There are, I think, about half a dozen on ABE right now. And there have been copies for less than $700 before. And that's not in the dim distant past; that's this year. Yes these are rare, in the sense of total numbers; but not scarce. You can always locate copies for this kind of price.

BH

Posted on: 10/22 2:09:16
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Re: The Wonders of...
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eBay Item #281474842265

Should this be in "Interesting eBay Auctions"?

Posted on: 10/21 23:50:50


Re: The Good Old Days
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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?

Posted on: 10/21 19:14:59


Re: The Good Old Days
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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.

Posted on: 10/21 9:01:32
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