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Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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Seems like a candidate for a facsimile jacket if someone with an original can be found to base it off.

Posted on: 2014/5/17 1:47


Re: 2005 Calendar signed by Priscilla Tolkien
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laurel wrote:
An interesting item but i really cant see much value in it. I have seen a few books recently for sale with various family related signatures but unless they are directly linked to the book why would people buy them?
Out of interest ? The Tolkien link?
Its all a bit tenuous to me.
Others may agree/or not but guess only one way to find out - put it on ebay for a £1 and watch what happens
Good luck though

Watch it make £100s now !



I'd broadly agree with your assessment, Laurel. I really can't see a great deal of value in family signatures. eBay with a low reserve and see what happens.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 19:15


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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laurel wrote:
LOL
I had a friend who went to university there and I know exactly what you mean.
A good book to have but if it had the jacket - wow that would be special


I think the jacket would be the clincher, and I don't think I have ever seen a copy come up for sale that included it. I can't imagine that there was a huge print run on this title, so I suppose there may simply be no survivors.

Posted on: 2014/5/15 15:07


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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Urulöké wrote:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12827992669

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London
Publication Date: 1928
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

A very good copy of this exceedingly scarce volume ofthe Huddersfield dialect. Bound in original maroon cloth as issued with gilt arms to from board and gilt titles to spine. 166p including a list of subscribers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 039666


Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA, Wakefield, WY
Price: £ 120.00 (~ US$ 208.04)


Not affiliated with seller, just happened to see it. Book contains a 6 page foreword by J.R.R. Tolkien.


I always think I should have a copy of this whenever one comes up, as I went to Huddersfield University and it is about time I knew what the hell anyone was talking about for those four years. Not a bad place - we even had a student union bar so fantastically dingy that it was called "The black hole". Your feet would stick to the floors if you stood in the same place too long...

Posted on: 2014/5/14 15:54


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Urulöké wrote:
And... just had the order cancelled. They gave the reason as "we had a leak in our storage unit and the book was severely water damaged." I am wondering if it is the same book as on eBay, which has harsher cancellation policies, and Morgan and I bought the same copy.


I don't know why sellers can't be more honest. A simple "sorry, it sold via another channel" would seem to be all that is needed, rather than the obvious lies that Abe sellers seem to come out with now and then.

Posted on: 2014/5/14 0:43



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