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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Posted on: 2012/2/2 14:00


Re: 1st Impression GA&U Fellowship of the Ring on ebay
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Congrats with the sales :)

I have seen the same with sales of G.R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books (Subterranean press). If you sell a set as individual items you will get better prices as compared to selling them as a set.

(Though in this case it wasn't really a set but two books of a set)

Posted on: 2012/1/30 14:45


Re: 4-Book Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection Set from HC
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I bought this set too a while ago. My set was comprised of first editions of The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin. However The Lord of the Rings was a first edition/third impression. Ideally I would have liked a first impresson of LOTR too but it seems LOTR was already a second impression in the first sets that were sold. See http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=87680 for more info.

Just something to keep in mind when considering to buy the set from HarperCollins instead of from Ebay/Abebooks etc.

Posted on: 2012/1/30 14:36


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I love the description on this one, and the evaluations(sic) have slightly overpriced it.


No slipcase, water (?) damage and I have to take a boat to pick it up. Anyway r.i.p. poor uncle.

Posted on: 2012/1/29 4:58


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William Morris (1834-1896) is often credited as being one of Tolkien's literary influences. Probably because Tolkien said so himself:

"Amongst other work I am trying to turn one of the short stories [of the Finnish Kalevala] . . . into a short story somewhat on the lines of Morris' romances with chunks of poetry in between."

"The Lord of the Rings was actually begun, as a separate thing, about 1937, and had reached the inn at Bree, before the shadow of the second war. . . . The Dead Marshes and the approaches to the Morannon owe something to Northern France after the Battle of the Somme. They owe more to William Morris and his Huns and Romans, as in The House of the Wolfings or The Roots of the Mountains."

I haven't read The House of the Wolfings or The Roots of the Mountains but I plan to someday. I would however like to know a little bit more about Morris. If you have a recommendation as of what book is essential to get an introduction into this writer, and especially his influence on Tolkien let me know. There are so many books out there I don't know where to start.

Also is anyone collecting his books or other writers that influenced Tolkien? I think it might be a great way to add value to your Tolkien collection.

Posted on: 2012/1/29 4:53



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