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Re: 11 Extremely Rare Books You’ll Wish You Could Afford
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From the article

"It’s easy to geek out to anything Tolkien. But an original Lord of the Rings 1963 U.K. deluxe set, nestled in Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase and signed by the master himself. Also in excellent condition for $21,375? There is only one other set of the ‘63 deluxe edition that was signed by Tolkien and it and recently sold for more than $50,000 at the last auction. It’s almost as rare as the ring itself. David Miller is the go-to guy for Lord of the Rings and runs the ultra-niche Tolkien Bookshelf in Newton, Kansas. He started out as a collector (who doesn’t?) and his upgraded for-sale collection has become every Tolkienite’s dream."


garm wrote:
well... that FR didn't come with the set; DM bought it at auction in Jan. last year. It came from a sale of Rayner Unwin's books.


I agree, the $50,000 set is probably from the sale of Pauline Baynes owned editions, but from memory all three were signed by the Professor, not just one as in this case, and I don't think they sold for this much, can anyone clarify?

Posted on: 7/21 6:44:25

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11 Extremely Rare Books You’ll Wish You Could Afford
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I like most of them, but number 2 is awesome.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennabennaboo ... ish-you-could-afford-t67g

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Posted on: 7/19 7:19:47

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/19 10:36:31
Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/19 10:38:54


Re: UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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Urulöké wrote:
Thanks Trotter!

Is this a typo (extra zero on #5)?
The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)


It may be a typo in the magazine, does seem a huge increase.

Posted on: 7/16 22:05:38


UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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I thought members might like to see some information from the UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine, on Tolkien and their guesses at valuations on books.

I have picked some of Tolkien’s books to give the prices for from the first copy that I have, July 1985, to the latest copy December 2005.

I will list the copies below that I have, if anybody is aware of any other editions that concentrate on Tolkien or the Inklings, then please post them?

Magazines

1 #17 July 1985 J.R.R. Tolkien With Complete Bibliography
2 #57 December 1988 J.R.R. Tolkien Current Selling Prices Reviewed
3 #95 February 1992 J.R.R. Tolkien With Complete UK Bibliography
4 #214 January 2002 J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’
5 #238 January 2004 Tolkien Special
- His Life & Works
- Survey of Current Values
- Full Bibliography/Price Guide
- The Tolkien Society

6 #263 December 2005 The Inklings (no prices given)

Book Values (two prices for UK VG books, without dust jacket in brackets), the numbers refer to the magazines above and the prices are the maximum quoted in the magazine.

Songs for the Philologists
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/philologists.php
#1 n/a(£250) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 n/a(£150) #4 n/a(n/a) #5 n/a(£4000)

The Hobbit (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21100
#1 £600(£150) #2 £2800(n/a) #3 £2000+(n/a) #4 £18000(£6000) #5 £25000(£10000)

The Hobbit (Second Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21100
#1 £100(£20) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £500(n/a) #4 £2500(£600) #5 £5000(£1500)

The Fellowship of the Ring (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41100
#1 £400(£50) #2 n/a(£47.50) #3 £500(n/a) #4 £4000(£1000) #5 £4000(£1000)

The Two Towers (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41110
#1 £250(£40) #2 n/a(£47.50) #3 £400(n/a) #4 £3500(£800) #5 £3500(£800)

The Return of the King (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41120
#1 £250(£40) #2 £250(£47.50) #3 £300(n/a) #4 £3000(£800) #5 £3000(£800)

The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)

The Silmarillion (Collectors Edition 1982, signed copy)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £150(n/a) #4 £200(n/a) #5 £400(n/a)

£600 for a first impression Hobbit with dust jacket in 1985 looks to have been an awesome investment.

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Posted on: 7/16 1:04:10

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Tom Shippey Talk
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Tolkien Book to Jackson Script: The Medium and the Message

In this talk, Tom Shippey, the world’s foremost Tolkien scholar, charts the creative reshaping of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings into Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy of films. Professor Shippey was the literary consultant to Jackson and the actors as they worked on the films.

You can listen here

Posted on: 7/13 23:17:14



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