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Super Deluxe S&G might be of interest to some at 175 pounds

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Re: Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (3) states
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voodoomailman wrote:
Hello... I was wondering... does anyone have information regarding the rarity of the different states of the first UK edition of Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981)? The three states are listed in Hammond pp. 350-351 and I'm curious as to how many of each are out there. My copy seems to be the 2nd state. Does anyone have the first state or either of the two variants of the third state?

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From memory, I asked the same question on here a few years back and had a few replies (and I think there were a mixture of states). I'm not having any luck finding the thread, though. Mine is state 2, for what it is worth.

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Re: Laminated dustjackets
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Urulöké wrote:
Either way, I don't think it would be anything near "very good" condition, and thus there's no real benefit to the removal except personal preference for aesthetics.


That's how I tend to look at it. A laminated book might not be worth much monetarily, but it could still be nice to own. Once the laminate is removed, it might very still well not be worth much monetarily but also no longer be so nice to own, depending on how much damage the removal does.

That said, interested to see any results!

Posted on: 2015/11/9 12:40


Re: Laminated dustjackets
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I'm guessing this is a copy you picked up cheaply and plan on de-laminating and selling, which means your tolerance for risk is probably pretty high.

I wouldn't try and hit it with an iron, but application of heat is your only hope. I'd use a temperature-adjustable heat gun (I have one that goes from 40C to 400C with a built in laser-thermometer). If that works, then the only thing I would trust to remove any glue residue is isopropyl alcohol. I have used this on grubby gloss dust-jackets very successfully (but I wouldn't try it on a matte finish jacket such as The Hobbit).

In terms of trying the process on other books, remember that there are probably a wide-range of adhesives on different types of plastic.

I probably wouldn't try it myself unless I thought the book was zero value/interest without removing the plastic!

Posted on: 2015/11/8 13:21


Re: Book of Lost Tales First Worth
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voodoomailman wrote:
Yeah that sounds accurate to me. Thanks! That's interesting about the HOME price fluctuations. I didn't have an eye on them until recently, either British or US. How much have they come down? What were they going for at their highest?


Actually, just checked and my BolT 1 isn't price clipped (but it is the US printed version).

The UK Edition prices went quite daft primarily for the last three volumes, especially the last two. Back in the early 2000s, people were paying up to $600 for PoME, based partly on the incorrect idea that many had been pulped. I'd say $250 would be the most one would pay for that volume these days. Even first printings of earlier volumes often traded at fairly silly prices (particularly volumes 1 and 4). Other than the last two volumes, I doubt anyone would pay more than 30 pounds these days. I think the LoTR movies drove that little price bubble.

Posted on: 2015/11/3 22:04



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