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Re: Unfinished Tales Hardcover from 2000
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Well, the HoME-style UT went for 156 pounds in the end, which is fairly steep IMHO. Having said that, if you want a full set of all the books in these covers, this is certainly the rarest by a *long* way. Peoples of Middle-Earth is two-a-penny these days and it sells for a similar price.

That said, one might sell next week for twenty pounds - who knows!?

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Posted on: 2012/1/9 14:01


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I think I paid about 35-40 pounds for my copy, three or four years ago. It was and is in perfect condition. This one on eBay looks like it has a bit of wear (from the little that can be seen).

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Khamul wrote:
£100 plus would be total nonsense. I just don't understand what's happening with middle-of-the-road HarperCollins editions at present. These cannot possibly be rare; scarce perhaps...

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Agreed that GBP 100 is nonsense for a relatively recent standard hardback, but the blue covered edition is the only one that allows for a complete set of matching HoME + Index + UT to be assembled, and this edition really does seem to actually be rare. I've only seen it come up for sale three times on eBay (which isn't to say I haven't missed it). For a long time I didn't really believe it existed and the Deagol was messing with our minds by having it on his site :)

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Posted on: 2012/1/8 6:22


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Onónion wrote:

It is not the rarest Tolkien book ever. That would probably be 'Songs for the Philologists'.
And if you think it is the rarest UT edition, have a look at this one:

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=64240

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Speak of the devil...:

http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/BOOK-Unfi ... ks_UK&hash=item53ead8f0dc

That's probably the first time I've seen it on eBay...



I've only seen this one a couple of times previously on eBay and fortunately one of the times I won the auction (and at less than this one is currently up for). Incidentally, I bid on this one earlier today and there is someone else that is keen as it went from 36 pounds (if I remember correctly) to sixty-odd pounds before I decided I could live without a second copy! I wouldn't be surprised if this ends up 100+ pounds..

Stu

Posted on: 2012/1/8 4:01


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I don't really understand how they can do this in law (but presumably there is something in the mountain of PayPal terms). It certainly would seem to make sense that if the transaction is reversed, then title of the item *must* return to the seller as there has effectively been no payment. Because the transaction has been no payment, the seller destroying someone else's property (based on an unverified claim as to its authenticity) is a crime. I would have thought that the only party that could legally require and authorise destruction of the article would be a court in the buyers jurisdiction (maybe).

Grrr. I really hate eBay / PayPal - they are such crooks.

Posted on: 2012/1/5 16:11



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