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This is obviously a "Wonders of" because of the price (basically $30 of books, $520 for a non-original slipcase).

What caught my eye, though, was "The dust jackets are protected in an archival quality poly type sleeve, all my glossy dust jackets are treated with Renaissance Wax (used by museums and restorers) to assist with retention of lustre on the jackets."

I've never heard of anyone using ren-wax on dustjackets. I use it to keep my sword-collection from rusting (and it is great for that), but the idea of waxing dustjackets seems like an absolutely terrible one, as it can't be removed - and seems completely pointless given the jacket is in mylar anyway. Does anyone else do this?


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Effectively missing one of the volumes (easy enough to find on eBay fairly cheaply these days), but the box looks to be in good condition and they don't turn up all that often. Might be worth someone buying with the expectation that they get a replacement TT elsewhere. The texture of the box looks a tiny bit different than my copy, but that might be the light (although there are certainly two different variants of this set).

eBay Item #131757447539

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Stu wrote:

Trotter wrote:
I think the seller would be very happy to get the latest bids for this book, £3900.

Condition is important for copies without dust-jackets, even if the cloth covering and the boards are nearly always in poor condition, but this book does have serious condition problems on the inside of the book, which the seller has shown in the photos of the item.



I agree - I had personally been quite surprised to see it go as high as it already has. With eBay, you always have to take things with a small pinch of salt, though. Amazing how many things "sell" and then are back on the market from the same seller a few weeks later.


Final resting place of GBP 4,300, which is about 1,000 more than I expected at the very the start of the auction. The buyer has a huge feedback number (20,000+), so thinking probably purchased by a dealer. Wonder if it will come back on the market with the tipped in newspaper removed and some "sophistications" like facsimile jackets and a traycase...

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Trotter wrote:
I think the seller would be very happy to get the latest bids for this book, £3900.

Condition is important for copies without dust-jackets, even if the cloth covering and the boards are nearly always in poor condition, but this book does have serious condition problems on the inside of the book, which the seller has shown in the photos of the item.



I agree - I had personally been quite surprised to see it go as high as it already has. With eBay, you always have to take things with a small pinch of salt, though. Amazing how many things "sell" and then are back on the market from the same seller a few weeks later.

Posted on: 2016/3/27 13:21


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Tapuvae wrote:
So I take it this is THE edition to own (sans jacket). Any guesses on final price given the condition?


Less than 5,000, but hard to say with these, to be honest, as you only need a couple of people who really want one (or one who does and a shill) and the price can end up quite different than on a different day with a different set of bidders. Worth noting is that all the activity is only between a small number of bidders.

Makes no sense to me that people bid days before the auction ends. Also, you could buy a better copy on Abe for GBP 5000, so if it goes over that, the buyer has made a mistake.

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