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Re: New Book Releases
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My Amazon pre-orders

A Secret Vice: Tolkien, ed Fimi and Higgins
The Art of the Lord of the Rings: Tolkien, ed Hammond and Scull
The Story of Kullervo: Tolkien, ed Flieger
The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition: Tolkien

That last one, the H facsimile --what is that?

BH

Posted on: 2015/8/12 13:18
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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Yikes indeed!

I didn't really pay that much attention to the auctions once the prices started rising. I hope you weren't only going on the presence of a cloth slipcase for impression numbering in regard to LR? Were they stated to be first impressions? Having said all this, if the seller said a copy was sealed, & it wasn't, --then clearly this is grounds for returning the item as not described. You spent a hell of a lot of money to not be happy with the condition of these books...

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Posted on: 2015/7/4 13:46
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Okay, here's a fabulously priced "true" 1st of The Silmarillion:

eBay Item #231609865390

...with a touch of exaggeration for good measure:

1977 Allen & Unwin. This is the true first editions with no price on the flap for international distribution. The UK priced example was just for the UK. Book near fine with only minor blemmishes. Jacket near fine, no tears or marks, spine title is pink to red meaning less sunning than most copies. Generally they are available only with the spine title faded to white. As good and example as they get.

Faded to white?!

A challenge to all members & posters & the public at large. Find a 1977 copy of The Silmarillion with the "Silmarillion" spine lettering faded to white. Not orange. Not yellow. White. Can't say I've ever seen this, but what do I know?! There's a prize in it for the winner...

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Posted on: 2015/7/1 13:47

Edited by Urulöké on 2015/7/1 15:21:50
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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We're just not always that chatty sometimes...
(Stu excepted!)

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Posted on: 2015/6/24 10:30
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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I think those prices, personally, were a little high (or a least higher than I'd be prepared to pay! ), particularly for Vol. III.

In regard to the 2002 Silmarillion; nobody bought this copy:
Silmarillion 2002: Starting bid - £128; 0 bids
Silmarillion 2002: Starting bid - £98; 0 bids
...listed twice. Description isn't the best, but the copy (other than the slight suspicion of a bit sticking up from the slipcase) looks decent. Careful questioning might have revealed a F/F copy here, for less than £100. This is just one example. I think acquiring a copy for double figures is achievable, given a little patience. £175 is too high.

EDIT: Incidentally, the copy cited above has now been relisted starting at £88; auction only for 24 hours.
eBay Item #171832901248

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Posted on: 2015/6/21 7:27
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