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Re: The Wonders of...
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An unsigned copy of Tales from the Perilous Realm (2008) worth 300EUR/£240? I don't think so; you could pick up copies just a couple of years back for retail price.

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Posted on: 6/16 10:59:47
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Urulöké, that's an awful price though, isn't it? Print run was 2,500 according to Deagol (http://tolkienbooks.net/html/1991-present_17b.html), so not that small. Should we suspect that this is the usual opportunist selling, where stock has finally been exhausted with primary/new sellers, but hasn't really filtered onto secondary markets yet? Only time will tell; but you are right --copies are scare right now. This looks likely to happen with the deluxe Arthur too; as the print run for this was similar & I haven't seen any sign of later printings kicking around (as presumably they have been reprinted). Ditto S&G? Anyway, I'd hold fire if I was looking for copies right now. Copies will surely start to reappear again, for less; you'd hope...

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Posted on: 6/16 7:35:11
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Another "am I missing something here?" listing...
eBay Item #121364674551

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Posted on: 6/16 3:04:32

Edited by Khamûl on 2014/6/16 6:55:03
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Why are you convinced that this is a HoME standard Hb 3-volume slipcase? I mean, they look the same; but why so sure? And why would HarperCollins be needing to get rid of them? Why would they not just fill them with more HoME volumes? I mean, there must be a demand for the 3-volume st. Hb HoME set, as they're still churning them out.

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Posted on: 6/12 12:43:23
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Re: Speedyhen
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Okay, so this is fairly minor (incredibly minor some might say); but it's annoying. If you were in a physical bookshop (do they still exist?! ) you'd be looking for a jacket that was cleaner ("newer") looking than this; I certainly wouldn't walk out the shop with this copy.

Deluxe arrived today, in shrinkwrap...

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