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There is no problem with the fascimile signature in "Tree and Leaf" that you bought, so at least you have one good fascimile signature.

Did you read the article mentioned in the eBay description on the Tolkien Library in particular this section

"Always remember that Tolkien did not autograph many books and most of the authographs can be found on UK editions, seldom they are seen on US editions (allthough there are exceptions). Even the most genuine looking authograph could be a fake in the end, so buying signed books stays a tricky business."

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/fascimilesignatures.htm

How did it get from the US to the UK and back again for him to sign it? Why would he have signed this copy? I don't see any of these points being addressed in the description of the item on eBay.

Posted on: 2009/9/27 10:00


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Did I do well, or not?
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Saw this item at the last minute on Ebay. Bid what I thought was a reasonable price and won it. Please give me your honest opinion on this item.

Thanks.

Posted on: 2009/9/27 6:37


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It may be that the Me n error occurred during the print run so the sequence could have been Men > Me n > Men, but you may be entering dangerous territory if you assume that the first printed sheets of each signature were bound together and so on throughout the print run. It is impossible to say one way or the other I think. The sheets go through several processes before they are collated for binding which gives ample opportunity for them to be mixed up. I do know that the various signatures that comprise the book were printed in an odd order because some were delayed by proof readers queries.

My copy has:

Page 49 - Damaged text. Signature mark '4' present. (State 3)

Page 281 - The gap is closed - Men. (State 2)

Posted on: 2009/9/25 10:17
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Posted on: 2009/9/25 7:24



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