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Re: [Wanted] Hobbit 2001 HarperCollins deluxe edition
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You're definitely right about the 1st impression and I know that is much more collectible for the reasons you've explained.
It is my intention to buy also a 1st impression of this beautiful edition, but... now I just want a copy which matches the style of the 3rd and 4th impressions of LoTR and Silmarillion, that's all.
We can say that is a "look" question more than a "collectible" one

Posted on: 2011/8/3 5:28


Re: [Wanted] Hobbit 2001 HarperCollins deluxe edition
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But why do you not want to acquire the 1st impression (1999)?; why the 2001 2nd impression? If you care about these things, the 1999 was limited (to 2500 copies worldwide). There is no such statement in the 2001 impression.

That said, I bought a 2001 3rd impression of LotRs in this format --normally I'd hold out for the 1st imp. But, it was only £40. So why not just have both?

BH

P.S. And, the slipcases aren't leather...

Posted on: 2011/8/3 3:38
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Re: [Wanted] Hobbit 2001 HarperCollins deluxe edition
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Hi Khamul! I'm trying to build the set with the three volumes (LoTR+silmarillion+hobbit) in leather slipcase

Posted on: 2011/8/3 3:32


Re: 1954 U&A Hobbit
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It is, as Elwë says, all about condition. People are paying $150 (easily) on eBay for any decent (i.e. VG/VG or better) copies from the late 50's up to, and including, the 3rd edition (1st imp.). The earlier that date, the higher that price goes. Some people are paying these kind of figures for jacketless 1950's copies too --especially if they're close to that 1rst impression of the 2nd edition (i.e. the 1951, 5th impression).

As for this copy, it really does just depend on how trashed the book is, and how good that jacket looks. If you mean bookseller "fair" --then that isn't that good. But it depends whether you like the look of it. 1954 is pretty early. I think people would be pretty comfortably bidding up to $150 on eBay if the jacket looked presentable, and the book wasn't physically falling apart.

It's probably less a case of "is this price fair?" (it sounds pretty fair) --but whether you'll be happy with this on your shelf. You can always trade up later....

BH

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Re: Handwritten GA&U on UK Dustjacket
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Think I've a few 60's & 70's impressions. I'll have a look Trotter.

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