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Rare books hold appeal for collectors [Signed US LR]
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Last year a rare edition of John James Audubon's "Birds of America," which was first published in the 1820s, sold for $11.5 million. Some of the works of William Shakespeare are estimated to sell for $250,000. The asking price of an autographed L. Frank Baum copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is $110,000 and only recently, in Half Price Books' Cleveland store, a "Lord of the Rings" rare boxed trilogy set signed by J.R.R. Tolkien was valued to sell at around $30,000......




The Tolkien book included an inscription as well. "These are considered true treasures because very few books exist signed by J.R.R. Tolkien," Half Price Books expert Steve Leach said. "A website that specializes in Tolkien sold another boxed set for $9,000 with only the first volume signed. The description noted that Tolkien very rarely wrote anything other than his name. Other signed copies of individual books start at $7,500."


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Re: Hobbit Translations
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Hi gololo,

I looked at your collection and found it quite informative. In fact, I was astounded to see that there is now a Bengali Hobbit. Thanks for making this info available!

- Mary

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Re: 2nd imp. Hobbit
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I hadn't read the auction (or catalogue) in much detail, just your mention of guns. I thought --what's garm rambling on about!

One of your 4th impressions!? Who needs one, when you can have two; and a 2nd imp.! For those of us who didn't buy books back in the 70's ( ) --yes, they are expensive. That's why I don't own one...

BH

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You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: Hobbit Translations
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If only a couple of folks would get moving with those back issues --& we could all read that little piece of yours garm!

BH

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2nd imp. Hobbit [aren't they expensive these days?]
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I like the look of the 2nd imp. Hobbit which is featured on the front page at present; but aren't they expensive these days? Mine cost me much less; but then I bought mine many years ago, and it doesn't have a dust-wrapper.

One of my 4th imp. Hobbits does, though - interesting to see that there's one of those up for sale in the same auction.

I don't own any guns though - they seem to be a popular item in the same auction catalogue.

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