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Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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Stu:

I'm rather new to Ebay so yes maybe my max bid was incorrectly sized. My thinking at the time was that 375 was the max I would be willing to pay because I could pick it up at Thornton for the same price (that is no longer the case though).

Laurel:
My collection is growing slow but steady but still very modest. Why do you think prices will come down for these specific items? Or do you think Tolkien book prices will come down in general?

Posted on: 2011/10/14 4:14


Other Fantasy Writers
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Don't know if this forum is the right place for this post. But just for fun which fantasy writer other than Tolkien would you recommend reading?

I personally like George R.R. Martin's first three books of the Song of Ice and Fire series (hence my username). Parts 4 and 5 are of a lesser quality though.

I'm trying to collect these books too. Unfortunately prices are a little bit out of control since the TV adaptation of a Game of Thones aired.

Posted on: 2011/10/13 16:32

Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/15 2:23:02


Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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I got this one for GBP175 though. Merp_shop had listed it for 250 give or take but he accepted my proposal.

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/200659393970?s ... 1439.l2649#ht_3623wt_1139

I think it is a fair price but I'm not 100% sure.


Posted on: 2011/10/13 15:25


Re: Hatchards Leather Quarter bound Hobbit (No Reserve)
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That was me. I entered a max of 378 around 2 days before the end of the auction. I thought I could pick it up for around 300 or so. Still can't believe somebody was prepared to overbid me. Next time I'll enter my max bid in the last minute or so maybe that will work better....

Posted on: 2011/10/13 15:18


Re: Tolkien US Editions
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Reading from this link
http://mulubinba.typepad.com/ra_viewe ... f/2011/04/thrors-map.html

it looks like my map is correct!

Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light will shine on Durin's Day will shine upon the key-hole

"when" - the rune for w is a "P"

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edit: I'm confused now because I checked another Hobbit (2004) and the runes are on the back of the map in mirror writing but taking that into account the order is the same as the Easton Press order.

edit 2: found this info: "Tolkien’s use of the runic alphabet is pretty
straightforward, but there is some variation between a strictly letter-for-letter transliteration (as in FIUE (‘five’) in which the silent ‘e’ is preserved)
and a more phonetic approach (for example,DoR for ‘door’ rather thanDooR). Also notable in the moon-letters is the use ofHWEN (‘hwen’) for ‘when’,
which follows Old English usage."

So in conclusion
1. the 1976 Hobbit is wrong after all.
2. Easton press has the right order, but there is a version of their Hobbit where the runic "H" is missing the middle bar

Posted on: 2011/10/7 15:47

Edited by SonOfDolf on 2011/10/7 16:10:26
Edited by SonOfDolf on 2011/10/7 16:30:28
Edited by SonOfDolf on 2011/10/7 16:38:19



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