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Re: The Silmarillion: Uncorrected Proof, Salesman Dummy, or Melthuen Bound?
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Yeah good point - buy it because you like it. You should get one of these at the best price in years. Negotiate I would say

Posted on: 9/8 12:53:43


Re: The Silmarillion: Uncorrected Proof, Salesman Dummy, or Melthuen Bound?
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I'd agree with Laurel. I'd just add that no one can tell you what any of these books will be worth in the future. It is a very fickle and fairly small market. The majority of Tolkien books have been going slowly down in value for years, although there are individual editions and specific sales that might defy this. Buy the book you like, and don't treat it as an investment. Books are - for the most part - a terrible investment.

Posted on: 9/8 12:45:45


Re: The Silmarillion: Uncorrected Proof, Salesman Dummy, or Melthuen Bound?
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Melthuen for me any day.
Better feel, better look overall looks and feels a quality copy.

Had a few Salesman ones over the years, they are in the main blank pages that's all. Why pay a lot for blank pages??!?!??!?!

HM proof- nah wouldn't bother. Now a UK proof might be interesting !

Good luck

Posted on: 9/8 12:28:40


The Silmarillion: Uncorrected Proof, Salesman Dummy, or Methuen Bound?
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As my wife as allowed me to devote some of our leftover disposable income on Tolkien books, I am trying to add one single Silmarillion to add some more beef to my humble, but a growing collection.

If I am looking for the rarity with the ability to hold its value (or be able to see increase in its market value) in the long-term, what would be the choice between the Uncorrected Proof (Houghton M), Salesman Dummy, or Methuen bound copy? I understand that good condition Unc. Proof sold for around $250-280. Does it make sense if the Very Good condition one sells for $700-800? If so, I see that Methuen bound one has been selling for $600-700 while Salesman Dummy has been selling for $400-500. Would I be better off in the longterm if I were to choose Uncorrected Proof although i have to pay additional $100? I need help!

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Re: The Silmarillion Comprehensive Guide
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Khamûl wrote:
Sorry for the confusion; the site I refer to is the one you've already been linked to, Tolkienbooks.net. The owner of the site is Deagol on here. I think I speak for a lot of collectors (of a certain era) in saying that TolkienBooks has been a invaluable source for book collecting, unmatched by any other online source. I'm, personally, forever grateful for it's existence & for all the work Deagol put into creating it.

But, yeh, if you have something specific to ask about The Silmarillion I might be able to help. But just ask away; there are plenty of knowledgeable folks on here who'll be willing to help. There are certainly a few on here who have far more "special" copies than me, that's for sure.

BH


Ahhh I see this is embarrassing haha.

I have checked this site's individual title section and I was amazed at all the attentive details that Mr. Deagol has put for even the most mundane of the edition.

Once again, thank you for the help!

Posted on: 9/8 10:57:15



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