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Re: First Edition Silmarillion?
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Worth adding, that the dealers who try to sell these books online for $650 (as you mention) are purely looking for suckers to rip-off. Unfortunately, amongst the many good book dealers, Tolkien collecting has also attracted a few less than scrupulous dealers over the years, some of whom are still quite active on eBay and Abe. Fortunately, now the LOTR mania has long-passed, things have substantially quietened down, so most of these books listed at "scam" prices will likely not find buyers.

The good news is that you weren't ripped off for your $5! It might not be worth a huge lot more than that, but the price you paid was perfectly fair!

Posted on: 3/19 16:32:20


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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In case anyone wants one of the 3rd/4th jackets that I produced, you can get them from Mark Terry.

http://www.facsimiledustjackets.com/p ... /j-r-r-tolkien/hobbit-the

They are based off V23 of my reconstruction, but with the Facsimile Dustjackets LLC logo added and my facsimile logo removed. As I am endless tinkerer, and I've improved my graphics and font skills, I'm now up to V27, which is more accurate, and possibly final(!)), but the printed "V23s" from Mark do look great unless you are really obsessive-compulsive, have a keen eye and are going to compare the facsimile with photos of the real thing, playing a game of spot the difference.

If you do get one from him, just make sure to ask him to print it so that the black-bordered white bands top and bottom are removed, though (should be 189mm top to bottom *after* the bands are excised. By default, you will get the bands. I'm still kicking myself for not removing them and adding a bleed edge before giving him the file).

(Note that I have no commercial interest here. This is just a public service announcement!)

Also worth pointing out to any inexperienced collectors that adding a facsimile dust-jacket to a book adds absolutely no financial value to it (or at the most the cost of printing the jacket), so when buying, just imagine the book doesn't have one, rather than getting suckered in by a nice new shiny cover.

Posted on: 3/16 22:31:21

Edited by Stu on 2016/3/17 23:10:52


Re: Canadian 1st LOTR
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Indeed... came with a nice slipcase.

I'm still curious about the Canadian 1st/1sts. If anyone ever comes up with any info, please remember me I'll update this thread if I come across anything myself.

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Posted on: 3/12 12:09:35


Re: Rare JRR Tolkien signature to go under the hammer
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The item appears to have not fetched the reserve and looks to be unsold.

Posted on: 3/10 0:07:35


Re: Canadian 1st LOTR
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Methuen published an authorized Canadian paperback edition as well. The copyright page indicates they were first published in 1971.

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Posted on: 3/9 19:39:12



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