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Re: 1987 The Hobbit #13 of 500 (signed)
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I guess your referring to this copy

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... 26yrh%3D1987%26yrl%3D1987

I don't think David Miller is in a great hurry to sell that book and would be pleased to get the asking price for it. However this book has been on sale for a long time at that price.

Do you still have the original box as this also signed by Christopher Tolkien?

The unsigned copies can be bought for about £400, I have seen some being offered at nearly £1000 as well though, and there are 4 times as many of the unsigned as signed, so on that basis alone £1500-£1600 would have seemed a good price.

Unfortunately would is the operative word for you, the credit crunch has inevitably had an impact on the higher priced Tolkien Books and someone who would have paid that a year ago will now have second thoughts.

You may be better off keeping the book for another couple of years, 2011 could be a good year for 'The Hobbit' books if a certain film comes out produced by Peter Jackson.

Posted on: 2009/3/9 6:38


1987 The Hobbit #13 of 500 (signed)
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Hi Folks,

I've just joined, specifically so I can find out about, and hopefully sell, a limited edition of The Hobbit. It's the 1987 50th anniversary edition, bound in green leather and signed by Christopher Tolkien. I understand the first 100 copies were signed, and this is number 13. It is in unread condition.

The only other copy I have found online is available for purchase at just under £3,000 so, naturally, I'd be delighted if I could sell my copy for about that amount, although I'd appreciate any comments regarding how to value this particular book. I'm more of a reader than a collector, so this is all a bit new to me!

Posted on: 2009/3/9 5:17


Re: The wonders of eBay
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I must admit, I'd love to see the copyright holder (HarperCollins, I guess) stamping out the commercial sale of these facsimilie Dustjackets. Just because they are copies of older books doesn't mean that it isn't a violation of copyright. As soon as they are produced for commercial sale, any notion of "fair use" goes out of the window.

There are enough examples of books with genuine DJs in existence that these have no purpose from a historical perspective, and are primarily used to make a fast-dollar so that books in poor condition or missing DJs can be tarted up.

Having said that, I can see why it isn't really worth the effort for HC to do so (there isn't really any gain for them).

Stu

Posted on: 2009/3/7 18:45


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Posted on: 2009/3/7 6:37


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Yeh! All those photo's ain't really convincing me pal! Really breakin' those spines () to take the pictures as well...

I really must be missing something here as well...

Lord of The Rings. Tolkien. All 3 books in 1 **Bidding has ended for this item**

BH

Posted on: 2009/3/6 2:26
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