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The Old English Exodus
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I was watching this auction - it went for £300 + fees so in total £366!
Thats more than a rare Unfinished Tales !



461. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Old English Exodus, first edition, edited by Joan Turville-Petre, ink inscription to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, a very good copy, 8vo, Oxford, 1981.

est. £200 – £300

Scarce.

Sold for £300
Sale 35903, 27th April 2012

Posted on: 2012/4/27 9:42


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Welcome – hope you become a more regular visitor again
Sounds like you have the Tolkien ‘bug’ again. Will try and give my views on some of your points.
Firstly if it's early LOTR &Hobbits you are after you will need two factors- a lot of patience and potentially deep pockets. As we have highlighted in this forum there are still bargains to be had though on various sites- you just have to find them and sometimes be very very quick and just in right place at right time. Even then it can be frustrating as sometimes a deal will get snatched from under your nose as a recent example highlights.
Q: When to buy? A: When it's right for you Id say? The film will have an impact but I think it will also draw lots onto the market. The LOTR film sent prices flying and whilst they have dropped in recent years I suspect this is recession Ied not a massive decline in interest but others may feel otherwise.
Q: What is collectible- A: Everything Tolkien (and NOT Tolkien!) by the looks of it. Suggest you choose an area and try best to stick to it but collect what you enjoy. It may be just Hobbits or the Silmarillion. Personally I like to try and find the ‘best’ copy of something and would rather not buy a book say without a dj and wait to find that elusive jacket copy.
Q Value? A: This has raised much debate in past and often we see crazy prices paid. Rarity and condition seems to drive this in the main as expected.
I would add one thought. Like you I thought I would never own that 1/1 set of LOTR but with persistence and not a lot of money you will still find bargains and find that set. ;)
Good luck in your search

Posted on: 2012/4/26 22:44


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I tend to agree with Khamul and indeed i have brought a book (Not this one I would stress) and I emailed to reserve it but wanted another at same time. The seller held it for me but then emailed me saying if I changed mind he now had a buyer -assumingly through ABE.
I doubted it but the listing had indeed disappeared via ABE.

I guess we will never know and i would feel annoyed it it happened to me.

You never know it may end up on ebay for £500 in a few weeks !

Posted on: 2012/4/23 6:45


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Didn't you fancy it to go with your other nice Sils?

Posted on: 2012/4/18 14:11


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Maybe the lucky person will post a picture for interest of hte jacket?????

Posted on: 2012/4/17 22:55



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