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I think these are the 2000-2001 leather-bound editions. If you notice above the Tolkien logo on Vol. 3, you can see a curve of reflected light. This feature is present to a lesser degree on both my copies of Vol. 3.

Why they are present in this photo - who knows, but perhaps they are planning another release, and those were closest to what is intended to be produced (or maybe they were all out of the current boxed set).

Posted on: 2014/12/21 12:55


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Laurin666 wrote:
Now this is a really poor Hobbit


In a sensible world, that would be worth nothing at all.

Posted on: 2014/12/19 1:38


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Trotter wrote:
Yes, I had made an offer before the ebay auction started and have bought it outside of ebay.

I am interested in how rare this book actually is. It should not be rare, as it went through two printings but unlike the Heritage in Literature does not turn up.

Does anyone own the second printing of this book (1970 version)?


I'd imagine that due to the nature of the book's target audience, a lot became tatty/dirty and were just tossed out. primary school kids tear things, and cover them in snot and paint. I expect there are a few out there in people's attics, though, and they will turn up as kids toss out their parents stuff.

That said, I don't think in this case that rare = hugely valuable, as there isn't anything specifically notable about it (other than the cover, of course), and there can't be that many completist collectors out there that NEED to have a copy. I thought the $500 eBay start price was steep, and I don't think it would have had any bidders at that level.

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Seems to have been sold outside of eBay - So did someone on here buy this? Trotter?

Was too rich for my blood at that price, rare or otherwise!

Posted on: 2014/12/14 13:58



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