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Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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£741 seems about right for a deluxe which comes up literally only every few years. One went at the tale end of 2007 (Australian original owner) for £642 on eBay. However there are ~1000 of these out there! You'd expect a few more to surface; regardless of price. There sometimes isn't even any copies on Abebooks either.

Has anyone ever seen a signed copy of one of these come up lately? #11 went on eBay in 2004 for £632. Other than that I don't recall any other copies.

Personally, I find all these prices pretty depressing. In the future if I ever want to 'complete' my Silmarillion collection; one of these will be required. Here's hoping they stay in three figures over the next decade or so...

BH

Posted on: 2008/8/26 6:47
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Re: TolkienBooks.net site update
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(Last update March) -Its been way too long to wait!

Posted on: 2008/8/20 14:54
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Re: John Howe signing and talk in Edinburgh August 23rd
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Tickets (£9 each) booked!
Not far for me...

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Posted on: 2008/8/19 13:49
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Re: Journal of Tolkien Studies
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Yip! Earlier today Amazon.com stated it had been shipped to UK as well. Although '22nd Sept' is estimated arrival in UK!

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Posted on: 2008/8/16 2:06
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Re: UK HOME Hardbacks
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Sounds good. Don't know about later impressions specifically lacking particular features; but vol's 1-4 (first impressions) have dyed top page edges.

Interestingly Andy at ADCbooks states that a copy of BoLTs I 1rst/1rst passed through his hands without dye; and that this was as issued (i.e. no sign of faded dye under scrutiny with magnifying glass.) Which all sounds perfectly possible with HoME...

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Posted on: 2008/8/11 11:16
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