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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: 5/15 19:15:57


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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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: 5/15 15:07:59


Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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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: 5/14 15:54:09


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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: 5/14 0:43:54


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Khamûl wrote:
Yeh, I just got another email (from Amazon) explaining that the publication date had been put back again; as I'm guessing a few others here did too. I'm guessing this is still planned to be a true facsimile edition; therefore, as you allude, will not have colour plates.

Does anyone get the impression this edition is going to get pulled? I mean, is it really viable for them to trot out this "75th anniversary" line when this book is due to be published 77 years after the first publication?

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To the average punter walking into the book store (physically or virtually) and buying it as a gift (which is probably how most will be sold), the anniversary tagline in the box is probably fairly arbitrary. Let's be honest, they have been selling the 50th Anniversary LoTR books for ten years.

I think it will still happen by virtue of the expanded sales window that is currently open due to PJs risible movies. I certainly *hope* it happens as it is one of the few genuinely exciting releases on the cards (excepting Beowulf, of course).

Posted on: 5/13 14:22:32

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