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Re: The Tolkien Library
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Berelach wrote:
I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give their opinion as to an estimated fair selling price for The Tolkien Library box set (1978, including H, S, and LotR). I've been trying to get my hands on one but the only listings I've seen for them have been around $700/£530 or more. Is that actually a fair price or is that just another 'Wonders of eBay' type of thing? To me it seems much too high.


I saw a fine set go for 100 pounds last year (in Scotland, IIRC -- I expect someone from here purchased it). A couple of hundred is probably fair, I'd say. You have to remember that most prices are just speculative and sellers will sit on stuff for a very long time. I guess the question is, how much do you want to pay for a slipcase, as the books themselves are basically worthless. So long as you don't mind waiting (potentially a long time), you will get a set.

Posted on: 2016/7/31 16:50


Re: The Wonders of...
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Cut signature from one book and stick in another? I just see stuff like this as worthless -- two books ruined by one signature with no provenance.

eBay Item #142055857629

Posted on: 2016/7/31 0:47


Re: At some point this must be correct
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I don't believe it! 2099 for S&G? -- you are an optimist.

And that many-times-reprinted 2004 Deluxe LOTR that is "available for a limited time only" must soon be going to set a record for the longest any edition has been available.

Posted on: 2016/7/30 14:02


Re: Jacket covering/slipcase issue
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Berelach wrote:
Has anyone ever had an issue where, after covering dust jackets for a boxed set of books (specifically a trilogy ), they don't easily fit back into the slipcase they came with? Any good solutions for this problem?


Yep - common problem. For most boxed sets I don't cover the jackets (unless the slipcase is loose enough, of course). I usually just turn the slipcase so the books are facing the back of the shelf and are protected from any stray UV. Don't be tempted to try and shove them in or you will probably damage the slipcase. If you have shelf room, you can put the slipcase on the shelf, rear out and then just put the (covered) books next to it. I used to do that sometimes, but ran out of room.

Posted on: 2016/7/29 21:11


Re: The Hill sketch
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It isn't in Artist and Illustrator (lost of other versions, though).

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