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Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Thanks for the information alpingloin.

I am surprised they have sold as far as copy number 340. At a guess (and considering that they can now sell to the USA), this edition may sell out by mid next year. Much quicker than I thought with the price at £350. Of course, Sterling has depreciated dramatically against all other currencies in the past number of months, so I suppose it has been getting cheaper as the year has progressed. And with the additional 10% discount coupon and their large reduction in postage charges (previously £36 to Europe), it has become more reasonable to purchase.

Posted on: 2008/12/10 6:41


Re: HoMe Uncorrected Proof
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An 'Advance Uncorrected Proof' copy of Lays (Houghton Mifflin), sold on eBay earlier this year for £34 (not sure what it was in $; although I'm sure it was from US.) Don't recall much about it, other than the fact that I'd never seen one; and that the final price was pretty low. Jeremy (Rowns) was (if I recall correctly) definitely in on the bidding; don't recall if he won it tho'...

BH

Posted on: 2008/12/10 6:01
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A Tale of Two Auctions
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This very month as is.

=Christies in Paris; a Silm. bound by Philip Smith

=Christies in London: Three Tolkien lots.

http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lo ... e8-470a-ae97-4a53ad00313d

Posted on: 2008/12/10 2:31


Re: Unusual Hobbit Edition?
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It's been a while since I've seen a library binding like this, but they are not unique. You can see another one over at skwishmi's webiste:

http://tolkien.skwishmi.com/guide/spechobbit.html

Posted on: 2008/12/10 1:47
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Re: HoMe Uncorrected Proof
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From Abe:

USD $360

"Book Description: Houghton Mifflin, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1987. Paper. Book Condition: Very Good. HOLIDAY SALE! ! All prices reflect a 10% discount. Extremly rare uncorrected Proof of the hard to find Volume V of the History of Middle Earth. Orange colored cover with slightly faded spine. Elvish script decoration above and below title on cover and title page. Part One: The Fall of Numenor and he Lost Road. Part Two: Valinor an Middle Earth Before the Lord of the Rings. Part Three: The Etymologies. Also includes, Geneologies, the 2nd simerillion map and list of names. Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed. ; Uncorrected Proof. Bookseller Inventory # 020882"


I'm not sure if is the same copy I came across/briefly considered a few years back. I remember at the time that the particular dealer on Abe didn't have a digital camera (!) and therefore couldn't/wouldn't provide pictures, so I decided I wasn't interested...

Stu

Posted on: 2008/12/9 22:15



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