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Re: The Wonders of...
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Near Fine?..... Yeah, right. The damage from the removed bookplate / library plate (whatever it was) is really pretty nasty and the DJ isn't in fab shape. I don't know why sellers feel the need to exaggerate their gradings so much with Tolkien books.

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Yes, trying to persuade someone elsewhere online who has TT and RoTK from the movie tie-in/special edition set (but is missing FoTR) not to pay more than retail for a copy of the matching FoTR. Unfortunately people look at Abe and eBay and only see these ridiculous overpriced listings and start to think the books are valuable. When in actual fact it is simply that they haven't started to churn onto the secondary market yet.

I looked at my copies last night, and I'm still seething that I paid HarperCollins full price for them. At best one could call them low-end paperbacks badly glued into cardboard/cloth.

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Lost for words. I received this set from HarperCollins and wanted to kill it with fire it was so rubbish. In fact, this was the set that stopped me collecting new Tolkien books. Maybe I should put 'em on eBay...

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Wow that guy is living in dream land with those prices.

Surely nobody is crazy enough to spend that kind of money?


Hopefully not. He is probably looking to recoup the cost of the custom slipcases as well as make a profit. They appear to be nice slipcases (David Miller produces a good product with these, I think), but I personally doubt they actually add much monetary value to a book (much the same way facsimile DJs don't).

With regards to those three map books, I have the 1st impressions of each, and I think they varied from about a pound for the cheapest to three or four pounds for the most expensive. Pretty sure they were all remaindered (without remainder marks). They aren't very good books or maps, IMHO.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 18:32


Re: A Secret Vice
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Once anyone has read it, I'd be interested on hearing the verdict, especially as to whether it is worth purchasing if you already have The Monsters and the Critics.

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