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Re: The Wonders of...
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You could also buy this item for £180

eBay Item #351693030654

or buy it for £90 from HarperCollins, possibly cheaper from other on-line outlets

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... d+of+the+Rings+Boxed+Set+

Posted on: 4/8 5:43:06


A Secret Vice
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Received the new book yesterday, http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780008131395/A+Secret+Vice, not had a chance to read much of it yet, but was fascinated to find that 'A Secret Vice' was first delivered to The Johnson Society at Pembroke College in November 1931 by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tolkien also attended their sixtieth anniversary dinner that year in March, which is not mentioned in the book

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Posted on: 4/6 23:35:30


BBC The Vikings Uncovered
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As normal UK only.

The programme shows the oldest known copy of the Saga of Erik the Red (http://sagadb.org/eiriks_saga_rauda.en), shown in the picture below.

"Dan Snow uncovers the lost Vikings in America with space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak. Sarah uses satellites 383 miles above the earth to spot ruins as small as 30cm buried beneath the surface. As Sarah searches for Viking sites from Britain to America, Dan explores how they voyaged thousands of miles when most ships never left the shoreline. He also tracks their expansion west, first as raiders and then as settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland. In North America they excavate what could be the most westerly Viking settlement ever discovered."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... 0sr/the-vikings-uncovered

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Posted on: 4/5 5:20:21


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I think the seller would be very happy to get the latest bids for this book, £3900, final sale was for £4300.

Condition is important for copies without dust-jackets, even if the cloth covering and the boards are nearly always in poor condition, but this book does have serious condition problems on the inside of the book, which the seller has shown in the photos of the item.

Posted on: 3/27 5:52:04

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Re: Rare JRR Tolkien signature to go under the hammer
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The item appears to have not fetched the reserve and looks to be unsold.

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