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Re: A Spring Harvest
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The wants notice from ABE showed up in our e-mail sometime around 8:30 pm Eastern Time last night, though it's time-stamped 6:03 pm. I jumped at it, but it had already sold. Apparently there are a lot of factors that affect when these notices reach an individual's in-box, and delay can be significant.

We already have A Spring Harvest, just not in the dust-jacket. I paid 7 pounds and postage for the copy many years ago, having found it in the catalogue of a bookseller specializing in World War I poetry (those were the days!). For the Bibliography I described a fragmentary jacket from the Bodleian copy.

Wayne

Posted on: 2012/4/17 18:44


Re: BMC - Last Issue?
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The final issue was no. 328, dated Christmas 2010 (following after 327 for December 2010). We subscribed, and were sorry to see it end.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2012/4/1 11:34


Re: What do people think of this item
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In July 2010 (see the previous post in this thread), we reported on a copy of The Hobbit about to be offered at auction by PBA Galleries, San Francisco, the American edition, 14th impression (according to the jacket), with the colour frontispiece signed by Tolkien. We noted that the signature was questionable, and Trotter observed both that the copy had been offered earlier by a questionable source on eBay, and that it had been withdrawn from the PBA sale. Well, it's back, once again at PBA Galleries, in their sale of March 15th, lot 201, now with a house estimate of $4,000-6,000. The auction listing is here.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2012/3/5 19:35


Re: Lucky finds
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I had a visitor to the library the other day with a family Bible, wanting advice on binding repair. It was a nice Bible, late 18th-century, but laid inside (and not known to the owner) was an unrecorded leaflet, in mint condition, from (I think) the early 19th century, offering a special prayer to relieve the people of Kent, England from some terrible disease then afflicting them. You never know what you'll find.

Wayne

Posted on: 2012/3/4 12:38


Re: Folio Society Hobbit
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We were initially interested in a Ballantine Hobbit/LR set which sold on eBay yesterday, because the photo showed it in a light metallic blue box, we don't have this set in a blue box, and long ago we had heard a rumour of a blue box. But we queried before the auction and learned that the box was actually gold, the photo had just come out wrong.

Wayne & Christina

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