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Re: The Wonders of...
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Urulöké wrote:
That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?



The only way to know would be if the seller had owned it since new. I have a few shrinkwrapped books that I know are 1st impressions, just by virtue of when I bought them (and I have retained the receipts and kept them alongside).

I doubt I would purchase a shrinkwrapped book and trust it to be a specific impression, though (except for new prior to any reprinting).

Posted on: 2/11 17:02:02

Edited by Stu on 2014/2/11 17:54:31


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InHeima wrote:
Hey,
i am looking for this version of the book, but cant find it anywhere! I have the two towers and return of the king, but lost the fellowship while moving country many years ago! Any help would be appreciated!

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=43760



You may find it easiest to purchase the boxed set. I purchased a fine set on eBay a couple of years back, and - from memory - it was about 5 pounds. Otherwise, I imagine the individual books probably turn up fairly often also. The advantage of getting boxed sets tends to be that the books inside are in better condition than individually (as I firmly believe that *most* boxed sets of Lord of the Rings that get sold are never read).


eBay Item #161215694689

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Re: [WANTED] Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review (Volumes I - VI)
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NoUse wrote:
Now to Stu. You can't just say that all academic material is "dull and - for the most part - completely and utterly pointless" as if this were objective fact.


Of course it is a subjective statement. I don't generally feel the need to add a parenthetical explaining that my comments might not be objective fact! But, for the most part, I believe what I have said holds true. Analysis of Tolkien's life and influences has really been done to death at this point. Sadly, there is a whole industry based around it.

I understand that some people do get value from this stuff, and that is great. My point was partly that the authors' time could/should arguably be spent more productively. Maybe they could even create something new of their own? I know this isn't going to be a popular opinion, especially here, but I don't mean to offend anyone.

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Crazy completists :)


No argument from me. Completely agree with you - Crazy!

But for some reason, I get immense personal satisfaction and enjoyment from collecting. Logically it makes no sense at all (unless you looked at it from an investment/asset accumulation/capital-inflation-currency protection point of view maybe - could make the case anyway).

But gotta do something to kill time until death.......

Probably could spend the time doing something a little more beneficial to society in general though.



I definitely respect the commitment of the completist collector! I thought about it for about 5 minutes before realising that just the postage would kill me (never mind the price of the books)! There are a lot of books that I would still like to get, mind, but I think I'm going to have a bit of a quiet spell for the next 5 or so years until the Hobbit movies have faded from peoples' minds. Hopefully PJ won't make any more ME movies after the next one.

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Crazy completists :)

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