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Re: Thinking of selling Silmarillion. red leather bound edition (limited 1000 )
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Welcome to the forum.

As you are aware these books are very scarce, and the edition that you have is probably scarcer than the signed copies, but as it is not signed is not as collectable, so not worth as much.

In the current market, you may get US$1500 or a bit more on eBay for the item, so you may want to start it at that.

Good Luck.

If you do decide to sell on eBay feel free to post the auction on this site.

I notice that you have also asked the same question and I responded on The Lord of the Rings Plaza forums, and you are welcome to have quoted my comments from there in this thread :)

http://lotrplaza.com/showthread.php?7 ... st-1000-copies-printed%29

Posted on: 5/19 6:06:44

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Re: New Book Releases
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Like Khamûl, I also like rebound copies and about 10 years ago, got a bookbinder in York, in the UK to rebind some of my first editions.

I was fascinated when going to see him and discuss what I wanted for the re-bindings and to be taken back to an industry that has not changed for hundreds of years. The tools that he used were identical to a bookbinder of 100 years ago. His wife hand sewed the pages together.

I also agree with Khamûl, that this is not going to add value to the books, and could possibly reduce, but these books are very enjoyable to handle.

They are all a full Morocco binding (goat's leather).

The Hobbit is a 4th Impression.
The Lord of the Rings are all the correct Second Impressions.
The Silmarillion is a Clowes 1st Impression.

He did make a mistake on The Silmarillion, I was sent some photos showing Tolkein on the spine, fortunately he was able to correct it, as the gilt text can be changed after being stamped on the leather.

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Posted on: 5/19 4:43:00

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Re: New Book Releases
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I have been told that HarperCollins will probably do a deluxe edition in 2017 of "A Secret Vice" and this edition would include colour plates that are not in the trade edition.

Not sure on additional material for the deluxe "Tale of Kullervo", but expect it to be similar.

Posted on: 5/14 8:00:34


Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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My copy is the same as Karl's.

Was not aware of any convention for slipcases until now, though I do have at least one other item that is oriented the same way as The Art of Lord of The Rings

Congratulations to Wayne and Christina for winning the Best Book of 2015
from the Tolkien Society, for this fantastic book

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/04 ... ty-awards-2016-announced/

Posted on: 4/13 9:19:34


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



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