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Re: The Wonders of...
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Never heard of that. Or, to be frank, museums with dustjackets...

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Re: Parma Eldalamberon 15, 16, 17, 19
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I have a spare copy of #17 going too, lostinmirkwood!

Just PM me.

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Re: The Wonders of...
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But prices for The Silmarillion are on the up & up, right?

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Re: The Wonders of...
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To be fair, Stu, if there are "no other marks or indications to explain them", then this is a pretty odd ex-library copy. My natural assumption would be that this is an ex-library copy; stamping was started at the front; they ran out of space & eventually ended up at the back ("1969"); but the front endpaper has been removed. Note there is no photograph of the half-title pg. That said, dogfark says there are no other marks or indications...

I also don't think it's accurate to describe that jacket as "unrestored very good". What's left of it might be very good; what's left of it might be very good for a 1937 1st impressions H. The jacket cannot have that amount missing from it & be described as VG though.

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I'll say what Stu always says in this regard: don't buy & collect books with thoughts of future profit (--unless of course you like that game!); collect because you like the author &/or because you like books. Think about book collecting like any other hobby; it costs money, most of which you shouldn't have any thoughts about getting back.

Having said this, books are pretty good investements in my opinion; they're just not easy to shift at a later date, quickly. I mean, what market would I be able to use to shift most of my Silmarillion collection? I bought these mutiple copies for very, very specific bibliographical reasons at the time; but now they aren't worth any more than any other standard 1977 copy. And 1977 copies of The Silmarillion are ten-a-penny in any condition on eBay. My signed editions are a different matter of course...

Still, it's a great time to be buying; prices are very low, as low as they were maybe 10-15 years ago. Sellers are still asking for high prices for reasonably rare items, and these aren't selling. As Stu says, which I agree with --there just aren't that many serious long-term Tolkien collectors out there.

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