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The Peoples of Middle-earth (HoMe 12) [Valuation]
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I was wondering what would be a reasonable price for the following book:

The Peoples of Middle-earth. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London: HarperCollinsPublishers, [September] 1996. xiii, 482 pp., [1] plate. (The History of Middle-earth; 12) ISBN 0-261-10337-7. Hardback in dustwrapper. Not illustrated.

Looking through AbeBooks I see prices from GBP240 all the way up to GBP1000+.

Recently a copy went away on Ebay for GBP351.02. This one was in Very Good to Near Fine condition judging by the photos I was send. It had a printed price of GBP25 on the dustwrapper and was not price clipped.

I didn't win this auction and now the seller (100% feedback) has contacted me stating that he is sorry I didnt win the bidding and that his brother is willing to sell a similar copy for GBP351. Sounds a little bit fishy to me :)

Anyway despite the inflated prices listed at Abebooks my guess this book is worth anywhere between GBP200-300. What do you think?

Posted on: 2011/9/27 13:22

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Re: Amon Hen back issues wanted
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The TS has tended to get a nice round number of copies printed for each issue - so it might be 600 or 650. If there are say 550 members at a particular time, we might get 600 copies printed, so leaving 50 spare for sale as back issues; but if we have 560 members, we might get 650 copies printed, so leaving 90 spare.

There are, too, occasional errors either with the TS or with the printers, leading more copies to be printed; and in the past, there were occasional large surpluses printed deliberately, for use in publicity / recruitment drives.

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2011/9/27 0:09


Re: Amon Hen back issues wanted
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Here are my spare copies of AH - just in case it matches for a trade (though I have a ton of other stuff to trade too).

49,51,54-55,57-61,92,94-96,104,106,150,154,156-157,177,182,186-206,208,226-228

Posted on: 2011/9/26 22:32
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Re: Amon Hen back issues wanted
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I'm looking for #67, 111, 113, 167, & 176 --amazingly TS have none of these either! Although, I already new that. Funny all the same .

BH

Posted on: 2011/9/26 14:14
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Re: Amon Hen back issues wanted
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Thanks Wellinghall,

you will notice (or take my word for) the amazing correlation between missing issues in my collection and what the TS does not have in the back issues catalog.

Great idea to post the link in this thread, though. Thanks! For those reading along, back issues of Mallorn are also available on the TS link provided by Wellinghall.

Morgan, I don't think I have a spare of 113 - I will check when I get home tonight.

Posted on: 2011/9/26 13:23
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