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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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It has a dusty slipcase & some markings to the leather on the spine. However, it's one of the signed ones --& only a few of the unsigned copies have surfaced on eBay recently. Beren?

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Posted on: 2012/2/8 16:28
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The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Did anyone catch this?

The Silmarillion, Signed by Christopher Tolkien, numbered First Edition (No. 90) (Starting Bid: £200; Buy-It-Now: £500)

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Posted on: 2012/2/8 15:50
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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I'm not sure what plate is the "proper" one. Deagol suggests the title page plate is the first variant (no priority mentioned, or likely); & the FFEP one (that Trotter posts) is the 2nd variant. Purely anecdotally, the FFEP friends of the publisher plate seems to be the more common. I've posted an image of the title page one. garm's plate is quite uncommon in itself --but I've never personally seen one in a Methuen copy.

BH

EDIT: Btw, the copy that had this title page plate (shown), had the FFEP plate too!

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jpg  [eBay] SILM Metheun Sticker (on TITLE pg.).jpg (40.05 KB)
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Posted on: 2012/2/8 13:08
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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Well, it ain't common! But, I suppose CT must have signed a pile of these & not all were stuck in GA&U standard 1977 trade editions. Some, as the flatsigned auction shows, must have been given/distributed loose.

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:36
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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garm: this is the same bookplate (altho' I haven't seen the "gratitude" bit) that pops up in normal GA&U 1977 copies. I've attached two images: one Deagol's copy (without permission! --I think the image is on his site somewhere...) & the copy sold by flatsigned (if you recall it went for $2200/£1428), that was actually just loose with the book. We talked about the auction (way back) in the "Wonders of eBay" thread.

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jpg  [Holford] SILM 1977.jpg (8.01 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] Sold by \'flatsigned\'.jpg (11.40 KB)
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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:13
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