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Re: Looking for value: Silmarillion first edition (George Allen & Unwin, 1977)
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unixfan2001 wrote:
Saw this book at a local bookstore yesterday, selling for 50 euros.

Is it worth that much?



No. These books are really quite common as they were printed in huge numbers. There are a couple of variants, and I think the "Clowes" printed edition is possibly less common than the "Billings" version.

I think I paid about 20 pounds for my "mint" Silmarillion 1/1 a few years back, but that had been in a box of GA&U books that had been sealed since the early 80s. I got a 1/1 UT in the same condition from the same box. Those books were better than most new books in a book shop, though, so I paid a premium.

Posted on: 8/10 19:33:34


Re: Signed 1971 Fellowship of the Ring
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Khamûl wrote:
Stu, haven't you been watching the news? The world is insane!

BH


Good point. I stand corrected, Sir.

Posted on: 8/10 15:31:19


Re: Signed 1971 Fellowship of the Ring
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Trotter wrote:
Very similar item to the book that my Uncle found, listed on eBay.

eBay Item #400754584972



The world is insane if a 1970s LoTR is worth that much, signature or otherwise.

Posted on: 8/10 3:45:59


Re: Possibility of another deluxe collection boxset
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Trotter wrote:
I am sure that David Miller (www.tolkienbookshelf.com) will not mind me sharing this with everyone, but he has recently been producing two slipcases for the current UK deluxe editions, and you can inquire with him on his website as to cost and when they may be available for purchase.



How come one of them has a felt lining and the other doesn't?

Posted on: 8/9 16:54:48


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unixfan2001 wrote:
Those are just slipcases for the existing collections though, aren't they? No news on when a new collection including the latest books may hit the streets?



I can't really see an outer slipcase for the entire collection being practical at this stage, given that there are now 9 books and some of them are reasonably substantial. Perhaps a collection of the final four of five might be put together?

The ones that David Miller has produced are clearly much more solid than HarperCollins would ever produce, and even with those, the collection is split into two.

To be honest, I have a couple of sets of the first "outer slipcased" set that I got when they came out and they are just packed away - I think the whole slipcase in a slipcase thing looks fussy and I prefer to just have the books on the shelf as is.

Horses for courses, though!

Posted on: 8/9 15:56:10



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