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Re: The wonders of eBay
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garm wrote:
What's wrong with the description of this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 82100&_trksid=p2759.l1259


I sent them an email via eBay having being galled by this section of the description of the item and garm's point "What's wrong with the description of this item?" and then having the cheek to put the following in the listing.

"Purchase with confidence ~ all books, ABA gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain this much sought after and increasingly Scarce True UK First Edition for your collection!!!"

Dear dragoonbook,

I notice in the description of this item you refer to it as a "True UK First Edition". If you look at the second picture that you have posted and the fifth line from the top it states "Second Edition (fifth impression) 1951". The first four impressions of the book are first editions, this copy is a second edition as stated.
Regards Andrew


and they replied

Hello,

Thanks for your email. We will take this item down and relist it
properly. We apologize for our error.

Sincerely,

Tammy Brooks
Customer Service Manager, Dragoon Books


They did pull the auction.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 11:39


Jemima Hunt - Roverandom
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Jemima submitted some illustrations to Harper Collins for a new illustrated edition of Roverandom. I was suprised at this as it has only just been reprinted in "Tales from the Perilous Realm".

Christopher Tolkien turned her down.

"Tolkien
I heard back from the publishing director of Harper Collins - David Brawn recently regarding the Roverandom illustrations which were being considered for publication. It was up to Christopher Tolkien, (J. R. R. Tolkien's son) as to whether it would go ahead. Tolkien spoke very kindly of my illustrations but didn't feel they were suitable for his fathers work (this wasn't a suprise as he had turned away Tove Jansson).
He said:
"Jemima, on the other hand, paints to a wholly different vision, and one that I find intrinsically greatly preferable, but as an accompaniment to the actual tale of Roverandom as my father told it I'm not really enthusiastic."

It was a long shot, and although I am disappointed, I am extremely pleased that Christopher Tolkien took the time to look at my illustrations and spoke warmly of them and that Harper Collins felt them good enough to put forward to him."

http://jemimahunt.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... -request-and-tolkien.html

but she does have some of illustrations on her web site

http://www.jemimahunt.co.uk/roverandom.html.

I quite like them, it will be interesting to see what the final chosen illustrations will be like.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 1:39


Re: The wonders of eBay
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This one is great, it states that it has been "viewed by experts", it will be now. The experts did not spot the incorrect date, these paperbacks were not issued until 1976.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-OF-THE-RIN ... oks_2?hash=item3ca8133677

Posted on: 2009/12/6 1:49


Re: What a bargain
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I would be inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt that it is a mistake, as this looks like an automated listing by computer and it looks like they messed up big time when they put all these items on eBay. (I think they should have been $10, but the computer multiplied every items price by 100).

http://shop.ebay.com/qugelmatic/m.htm ... p3911.c0.m14&_sop=3&_sc=1

Posted on: 2009/12/1 23:15


What a bargain
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Somewhat slightly more expensive than Amazon but at least you get free shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tolkien-Diary-201 ... Books?hash=item2a03050599


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Posted on: 2009/11/30 22:58



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