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Re: Elwe ebay auctions
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Greetings, All. I'm in a bit of a cash pinch at the moment, so I am accelerating some book sales by venturing into the dreaded eBay waters. I've currently got a couple interesting items, including a nice copy of the OE Exodus, and a 1/1 US Hobbit with original jacket. The Hobbit is a bit worn, but still quite rare with an original jacket in any condition. I'll be adding a couple more items very soon, so please check back. All of my auctions are low start and no reserve, so these will go to the high bid. Please feel free to PM me with any questions or comments you may have. Thanks for looking!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/alpinebooks/m ... rksid=p2045573.m570.l1540

P.S. I'm no code master, so I simply replied to an old thread that Jeremy helped me with that showed my current ebay listings. The current items should show in the original post above.

Posted on: 2013/2/18 17:03

Edited by Elw on 2013/2/18 17:45:02


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"Great if you only want to slap the jacket on a first edition. This one is identified as the 19th printing, though it lacks a date. We'd estimate 1940s. A British first edition could cost you as much as $50,000. It had the same jacket as this one."

Oh dear! Does this mean my "$50,000" GA&U Hobbit might have a 19th printing HM jacket on it?



http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-1940S-TH ... 58933b6128#ht_4059wt_1402


Posted on: 2012/4/3 18:05


Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Deagol wrote:
Elwe - What did you use to clean it?


I didn't do much to clean that copy of the SD Hobbit. It had a somewhat waxy, but dry residue (a little of which was powdery), primarily in the hinge area, to each side of the spine. However, in my case, it was a brand new book with pristine leather, not faded or worn whatsoever. To remove the residue, I used a very soft dry cloth at first, which removed most. For a couple stubborn spots, I very lightly dampened the corner of said cloth with water. I wiped the residue clean and followed with the dry cloth. Probably not the best practice, but the damp cloth never came close to paper, and wasn't allowed to remain on the leather for more than a second or two. Although I never observed any ill effects of my treatment, if faced with the same situation again I would probably only use the dry microfiber.

You would think there would be 'leather conditioning' products available specifically for books, but I don't know of anything I would use regularly or trust for use on rare or antiquarian books. I know that the best thing for leather books is actually to handle them and allow the oils from your hands to condition the leather. However, my hands are usually so dry that they would be pulling oil from the book instead of giving it, and most of my books never get handled anyway for fear of damaging them. So, what to do?...

That said, if it were copy #90 of the Super Deluxe Silmarillion (or any other copy of the SD Silmarillion) that needed cleaning, I wouldn't touch it. If any restoration/cleaning were required, I would send to a professional. If this were an Easton Press Silmarillion, I might consider attempting to clean it myself, but those books are easy to replace and relatively cheap - not even in the same category as the Super Deluxe Sil.

Congratulations to whomever is the new proud owner of #90!

-Steve

Posted on: 2012/2/14 8:15


Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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I also wondered about the spine damage. A couple years ago, I opened a copy of the 1987 Super Deluxe Hobbit, that was still in its original box. Upon opening, when I removed the book from its slipcase, it had a wax-like build-up around that same part of the spine. In my case, it just seemed like it was maybe a by product of the leather finishing process, and that stuff had either come out of the leather or just turned opaque for some reason. Some very gentle cleaning completely removed the cloudy waxy stuff, and the book looked as it should . Could this be the case here?

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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garm wrote:
I missed it! I can't believe one came up, just after I mentioned it on a post the other day. Talk about coincidence!


Hey, garm, would you mind casually mentioning it again in another thread? Maybe we can get another one to pop up!

Posted on: 2012/2/11 4:58



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