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Re: Library Edition Hobbit - 1938, 4th State
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Jlong wrote:
You paid $200, correct? I still wouldn't mind owning it, but the library markings for me do depreciate the value and desirability of it.

Josh


Yes, Josh, I paid $200. I never saw it listed for $100, but no matter. I agree that the library markings detract, but to me the value was in the uniqueness and novelty of the binding. Mostly, I just wanted to check it out. Not sure yet if I will hold this in my collection or sell, but I would certainly consider any offers. At first, I thought it might have some value for rebinding (particularly for the maps, since they are not pasted down and are in nice shape), but I hate to see it dismantled. It's a nice example of the variety of library bindings out there, of which many I am sure did not stand the test of time.

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Re: Library Edition Hobbit - 1938, 4th State
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Seems like a cool find. I saw it on eBay but ended up not bidding on it because of the library markings, though the first time it was listed was for $100; I almost bid on it then. You paid $200, correct? I still wouldn't mind owning it, but the library markings for me do depreciate the value and desirability of it. As far as value, I have no idea; Pieter would probably know best.

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Love it!

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Apologies for not answering this bruffyboy. I guessed nobody had any figures. I asked FS very recently about the 2004 Deluxe (which I just purchased). They replied: "From our database, I can tell you that it was published in January 2004, but I am afraid that I don't have any further details to offer you. Due to space restrictions we are unable to retain marketing literature dating back so many years." --that's all I'm afraid. Not sure if they'd have any information at all about anything before this...

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I just wanted to post a few pictures and get a little feedback from the forum regarding a recent acquisition of mine. Many of you likely saw this come up on ebay. It was poorly described and poorly photographed, and went without bids until the very end. I decided to go ahead and check it out since the seller actually lived down the street from my workplace, and thus I could actually see the book before I bought. The seller was a kid in his early 20's who had inherited a box of books from his great uncle, which included this Hobbit. I'm not entirely sure about its value, or if it was a good investment, but it was interesting and unusual enough that I decided to get it (if for no other reason than to share and document it here).

So, has anyone ever seen an early library binding done in this fashion? I thought it an interesting choice to use the "Hobbit with shoes" as the cover art. Overall, it's in pretty decent shape for a library edition. There are areas of foxing here and there, but no tears or major problems. The maps are not pasted down and are in great shape. Unfortunately, it does have a library stamp on the title page (which I think is the biggest negative mark against its value). Anyway, here it is. Let me know what you think!

(P.S. The images aren't the greatest. I tried to shrink them down for upload and lost a lot of clarity.)

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Posted on: 2010/9/13 7:41



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