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1963 LotR set on ebay
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Hello, all. I just wanted to post a link to an auction I have going. It is a 1963 A&U set of the Lord of the Rings. The books themselves are in near fine condition with maps and everything in great shape. Dark red boards and topstain. The only flaw is a gift inscription to the front free endpage of the Fellowship. Jackets are well in tact, but unfortunately were "protected" at some point by a plastic film, which is not removable (similar to laminate). However, the jackets have served their purpose over the years and the books are immaculate. A nice first edition set that will probably sell for a bargain. Thanks for looking!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT


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garm wrote:
Well, the seller does describe the condition as 'Acceptable'. I always wonder what that means; 'acceptable' to whom?

This is not a real term in describing books, and can only mean that the seller thinks that the book is okay and the buyer would accept that.

Which is why it is a meaningless description.

The buyer has to decide for themselves if they are happy with the books condition, and they can not do that until they have received the book and looked at it.

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The mayor of Gdansk is supporting a campaign to name a new viaduct in honour of British fantasy writer J.R.R Tolkien.

The design has already been dubbed “The Eye of Sauron” by members of the public, alluding to the arch villain in The Lord of the Rings saga.

Now the Tolkien tag appears to have official backing. “The idea strikes me as being very interesting,” wrote mayor Pawel Adamowicz on his blog yesterday.

“Tolkien is a figure who rather does not provoke controversy,” he affirmed.

“The worlds conjured by J.R.R Tolkien certainly do fire the imagination, which has meant that he has become one of the most widely read writers of the twentieth century, and immensely popularly in Poland,” he added.

Adamowicz was initially approached about the matter by Lukasz Golowanow, who works for popular regional web portal mmtrojmiasto.pl. The mayor encouraged the latter to start a Facebook page so as to gauge how much support there is for the concept.

With the Facebook page now active, over 2000 users have already declared their allegiance to the Tolkien cause, bringing a great deal of interest to the design, which was drawn up by Tadeusz Stefanowski from Transprojekt Gdansk Office.

Golowanow notes that the final decision rests with the Committee for Culture and Promotion of the Gdansk City Council, but he says that almost all of the members that he has contacted thus far are enthusiastic about the idea.

Whether or not the proposed viaduct will prove to be a portal to parallel world inhabited by hobbits and dwarves remains to be seen, a factor which could prove interesting for motorists who navigate the overpass.

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No idea where this came from?

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Well, the seller does describe the condition as 'Acceptable'. I always wonder what that means; 'acceptable' to whom?

But later in the description, the condition is downgraded (I suppose) to 'good'.

"GEORG ALLEN & UNWIN LTD

second impression 1962

hard cover + jacket

63 + 1 page

good condition"

What's the '+1' page, I wonder?

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Am I missing something here, this is very expensive for a 1st/1st but for a 1st/2nd.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ADVENTURES-TOM- ... Books&hash=item19b89d0fde



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