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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Good Grief - and have you seen who's selling it? A Tolkien specialist... I wonder where that price comes from? (mine's signed, BTW)

edit: I bought my Readers Union set ages ago; at one of the Bloomsbury bookfairs, IIRC. I think it cost around £45.00. The books are VG+; as is the RK jacket. The other two jackests have minor wear; all are unclipped.

I think I also got my 1963 buckram deluxe set in the Pauline Baynes box at the same time, for around the same price. The books and the box are in VG condition; similar to those found on Deagol's site.

Posted on: 2011/7/6 11:28


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I don't think that Wayne & Christina will be pleased with this auction of "Artist & Illustrator"

Houghton Mifflin , First edition, book and jacket fine, read-once condition.


£569 and it's yours.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/J-R-R-Tolkien-A ... ks_UK&hash=item35b339ea4b


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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Jlong wrote:
Well, I just have to say I'm jealous of all your finds at those prices. I still do not own that set.


I'm jealous as well, I do own this set, and my copies have good dust wrappers but badly foxed books.

I paid at least three times the best price so far. I do think they are a nice set to own though.

Seller has had 2 offers so far, hopefully around the £60-90 mark

Posted on: 2011/7/6 10:43


Re: Book Depository to be acquired by Amazon
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Oh dear, competition authority is now getting involved.

http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/mergers/Mergers_Cases/2011/805523

It looks like anyone can express their views on this, not just UK nationals. I'll be sending them an email as I prefer having more competition to less.

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Well, I just have to say I'm jealous of all your finds at those prices. I still do not own that set.

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