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Khamûl wrote:
Whit!?

The Lord of the Rings [BCA Edition] 1st edition (Hardcover) (Starting bid: £300)

Not sure I'd even pay £30 for it...

BH




Looks pretty grotty for 30 quid...

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I'd be more than happy to help out in Australia with any of the regulars. Although, I'm not sure that much turns up for sale here. And as I'm moving to NZ (finally) in August, there will probably be even less prospect of anyone needing my services as NZ has a population of three people and a sheep...

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Khamûl wrote:
Whoa! --£500+ again for this edition. I was very interested to see what this went for in an entirely open auction i.e. low start, no reserve, no option to buy, no best offer, etc. Still don't think it's worth this amount, what with it having been RRP £100 only fifteen years ago.

I sure hope, for the buyer's sake, it really was a 1998 Super Deluxe Silmarillion --& not just some other "deluxe" in shrinkwrap!

BH


I expect that the buyer will never take it out of the wrap, so they will be none the wiser :)

I put in a bid for 250, but that was more a token effort as it was always going to be a 500+ sale, given the recent sales history of these and that it was posted up here.

It is odd for it to command such a high price, mind, given that the SD CoH still hasn't sold out the same number of copies after 6.5 years at half the price.

Posted on: 2013/5/10 15:33


Re: Is my Book of Lost Tales 1 a 1st/1st?
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aceofspades1916 wrote:
Hello.

Online, I recently purchased a "Brand New" copy of JRR/Christopher Tolkien's "The History of Middle-earth: The Book of Lost Tales (Part 1)" for $30.00 (American Edition).

The number line reads: QWF 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

I bought it based on the fact that the number line appears complete and the seller listed it as a "1st Edition". However, I have my doubts now because the text on the top of the front of dusk jacket reads "THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH, VOLUME I, CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN", but on another copy I own (which I believe to be a 1st/1st (has full number line)), the top text only reads: "THE HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH, CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN". Also, the copy I already own has "Part One" in GOLD font at the bottom of the dust jacket front (right above "JRR TOLKIEN"), and the book i just bought has the "Part One" in WHITE text.

One of them must NOT be a 1st/1st if their is ANY difference at all in the dusk jacket text, correct? Or maybe the seller put a later-printed dusk jacket on the book? He says he didn't, but who knows.

Additionally, what do the letters ("QWF") next to the number line mean?... NOTE: the copy I already own has an "S" as opposed to the "QWF".

Thanks very much!



It certainly differs from my 1st/1st of the US BoLT 1:

- On my copy, "Part One" on the front is gold.
- On my copy, the number line starts with "S", not QWF.
- On my copy, the "Volume 1" is omitted from the title.
- On my copy there is no ISBN for the paperback, which makes sense as the Hardback would have been published long before there was a paperback version.
- On my copy, HM address is 2 Park Street, Boston Mass, not the New York Address. I think they changed to New York some time in 1991 or 1992.

My copy has a price of $14.95 - what price is listed on yours, as that should tell you how recent it is. For comparison, the 1st/1st of Peoples in 1996 was $26.95

Some kind of Book Club Edition? What publisher is shown on the spine (HM or HMH?)

Posted on: 2013/5/5 20:17

Edited by Stu on 2013/5/5 20:47:08



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