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Re: Need help identifying an edition of the Hobbit
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I noticed that too --left it to you to highlight though!

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Posted on: 2011/9/16 5:30
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Re: Signed items [Cursor Mundi]
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I emailed the seller, as the provenance claim (about where the copy originated) is clearly in error; or at least makes no mention of its recent sale. We'll see what the reply is.

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Posted on: 2011/9/14 14:40
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Re: Signed items
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There's an entry in the Auction Archive (REF: 004). The image below is of the unsighted second from front, I guess. However, the original auction didn't have three pamphlets. I'll capture auction data once it's finished.

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Posted on: 2011/9/14 14:10
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Re: Limited edition LOTR and Hobbit - advice on value please
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I don't see anyone actually giving Rohansgirl any prices here.

As as been discussed many times before, Abebooks is hardly a reliable guide to what price a private seller might be likely to achieve; no slight on D.M. over at The Tolkien Bookshelf --for a start ABE sellers are paying 13.5% commission.

Regarding LotRs, 3rd & 4th impressions pretty much go for original RRP (£100) on eBay, or, more commonly, for less. The only reason they go higher, I think, is because buyers don't know what impression they are. 1st & 2nd impressions are, admittedly, less common. Here's prices I've noted:-

February 2011 £130 "as new" [1st imp.]
May 2010 £160 [1st imp.]
That's all I've noted going back to Dec. 2009.

Regarding H, again this edition (Hatchards) is fairly infrequently auctioned on eBay.

March 2010 £268 [#143]
February 2010 £321 [#285]
I haven't noted any others, again going back to Dec. 2009. I can't be bothered looking back any further.

So, I'd say no more than £200 for LotRs, and probably around £300-£350 for the Hatchards H.

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Posted on: 2011/9/11 7:47
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Re: Arda Reconstructed
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I'm guessing most people who want this book have bought it. But for those who haven't, and don't care (within reason) about the condition of their paperbacks (where a nice hardback precedes it), I have a sort-of spare copy that I'm wanting rid of.

PM me if interested in a "like new" copy for negotiable price. (I can throw in a signed bookplate too.)

BH

Posted on: 2011/9/8 15:00
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