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Re: lucky finds
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It was just sheer blind luck about 2 years ago. I happened to be loooking on ebay just as someone listed it as a buy-it-now for £75. I spent at least 10 minutes double checking the listing to make sure it was what I thought it was before buying it.

I joined Folio Society a few months later and discovered they still had a few of the limited numbered Silmarillion left for £100 (now sold out) so I bought one but am still looking for a Hobbit to complete the set. They won't be a matching set of numbers but that doesn't bother me.

As for selling it, I think (paradoxically) if i had paid £200+ for it I might consider selling but, as it is one of my best lucky finds, it has a certain sentimental value as well so will be staying on my bookshelf.

Posted on: 2010/9/9 13:34


Re: lucky finds
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My best three (Tolkien) lucky finds were:

1. (bookshop) Harper Collins Peoples of Middle Earth 1st ed hb d/j £5
2. (bookshop) Farmer Giles of Ham 2nd impression 1957 hb d/j 60p
3 (ebay) Folio Numbered Limited Edition 3-vol LOTR slipcased £75

Posted on: 2010/9/9 12:05


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
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I think i remember looking this up whe I bought my copy and found that "Elephant Hide" is just a tough paper which doesn't scuff easily. Not made from real elephants.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 12:27


Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)
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I'm afraid I do not own a copy to compare.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 14:08


Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)
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People do refer to this as "uncut" but I think the correct term is "unopened pages". "Uncut" refers to pages that have not been trimmed, ie have ragged edges.

Posted on: 2010/9/6 6:20



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