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Re: The wonders of eBay
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garm wrote:
Here's one -

http://cgi.ebay.com/TALES-BEEDLE-BARD ... es_EH&hash=item45f5ad0b9a

- shome confusion, shurely?



I saw that earlier and thought about this thread

Posted on: 2010/9/29 14:53


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Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
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While my feelings are much as Khamul's (the hardest finds are the ones I haven't found yet at right price and condition), my hardest that I have found was the large print 1975 edition of Farmer Giles of Ham.

I have a special (inexplicable) liking for large print editions and this is one of the prettiest (shown here next to a "normal" edition) with all the Pauline Baynes illustrations (just bigger).

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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Here is an interesting one, books wrapped in cling film (Plastic Wrap for some readers).

My view is that it provides zero protection as it is very easy to rip, but also because it bunches up, blurs the Dust Jacket.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-RINGS-Tril ... ks_UK&hash=item4cf1eb9b34

Posted on: 2010/9/28 23:57


Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
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Now, now Qweniden --don't be too impatient; we're just not the fastest moving forum out there...

I don't know the answer (personally) to your question. Most of the books/items I do have were, in reality, fairly easy to get hold off --I've still to get all the hard stuff. I think the reality is, unless you take into account other factors (as you state) like condition, most Tolkien is fairly common; real rarities are quite uncommon I would suggest. But, like you, a few items haven't really come up in the condition I'd like; or at least not for the price I'd like to match!

BH

Posted on: 2010/9/28 14:18
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