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1982 Super Deluxe Silmarillion Question
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I have a question for anyone out there who is familiar with the 1982 Super Deluxe Silmarillion. Why is this book so expensive compared to the 1987 Super Deluxe Hobbit? It simply does not make sense to me that this 1 of 1000 edition should be valued higher than the 1 of 500 Hobbit (signed copies aside). I realize that it is a binding of the first printing of the Silmarillion, but so many of those were printed that $2000+ prices can not be justified. I realize that it is a very nice binding and quite an attractive book, but I just can't understand why it is so rarely for sale and when it is, it costs nearly as much as a first edition of The Hobbit! (not quite, but you know what I mean)

I have over the last year, been able to track down and purchase 3 copies of the 1987 Super Deluxe Hobbit (2 of them unopened in their original shipping carton), and I never paid more than $600 (USD) for any single copy. Why is it that the only copy of the Super Deluxe Silmarillion I can find available for sale is one offered by 'The Tolkien Bookshelf' and is listed for $2400?! I would just think that supply and demand for this book shouldn't dictate prices higher than maybe $500 to $800.

Any thoughts on this one?

Posted on: 2008/12/11 19:14


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Dior wrote:
If my memory serves me correctly, the winner was Valhalla??


Yes, I recall it was someone with Valhalla or Walhalla in its name...
I have seen that copy of Lays of Beleriand too. I even was the first bidder, but because I went on holiday, I couldn't check it, and I was overbid when I came back (and lost the auction of course)...

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This is quite an interesting area.

In one sense yes they are a breach of copyright, as you are taking a very quality image of the original cover and reproducing it as a high quality image. The cover images of the books are copyrighted by the book publishers and The Tolkien Estate.

In another sense they may not be in breach of copyright, if you marry the facsimile dustjacket with an original book that has lost its original wrapper, that this is a facsimile of.

The book was originally sold with a dustjacket that has been lost and you have replaced it with a copy of its original wrapper. I think it is probably difficult to argue breach of copyright in this example.

Posted on: 2008/12/11 0:49


Facimile Dustjackets
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I recently bought a facimile dustjacket for the Hobbit offf Ebay the other day and I began wondering about the legallity of reproducing and seling these.

Does anyone know if this is breach of copyright or not?

Dior

Posted on: 2008/12/11 0:18


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If my memory serves me correctly, the winner was Valhalla??
It was a good price and I should have made the effort to go after it myself.

Dior

Posted on: 2008/12/10 22:58



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