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Re: The Wonders of...
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Okay, here's a fabulously priced "true" 1st of The Silmarillion:

eBay Item #231609865390

...with a touch of exaggeration for good measure:

1977 Allen & Unwin. This is the true first editions with no price on the flap for international distribution. The UK priced example was just for the UK. Book near fine with only minor blemmishes. Jacket near fine, no tears or marks, spine title is pink to red meaning less sunning than most copies. Generally they are available only with the spine title faded to white. As good and example as they get.

Faded to white?!

A challenge to all members & posters & the public at large. Find a 1977 copy of The Silmarillion with the "Silmarillion" spine lettering faded to white. Not orange. Not yellow. White. Can't say I've ever seen this, but what do I know?! There's a prize in it for the winner...

BH

Posted on: 7/1 13:47:44

Edited by Urulöké on 2015/7/1 15:21:50
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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We're just not always that chatty sometimes...
(Stu excepted!)

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Posted on: 6/24 10:30:10
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Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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I think those prices, personally, were a little high (or a least higher than I'd be prepared to pay! ), particularly for Vol. III.

In regard to the 2002 Silmarillion; nobody bought this copy:
Silmarillion 2002: Starting bid - £128; 0 bids
Silmarillion 2002: Starting bid - £98; 0 bids
...listed twice. Description isn't the best, but the copy (other than the slight suspicion of a bit sticking up from the slipcase) looks decent. Careful questioning might have revealed a F/F copy here, for less than £100. This is just one example. I think acquiring a copy for double figures is achievable, given a little patience. £175 is too high.

EDIT: Incidentally, the copy cited above has now been relisted starting at £88; auction only for 24 hours.
eBay Item #171832901248

BH

Posted on: 6/21 7:27:28
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Early fifties?
eBay Item #141660173421
Map of the shires done on what looks like to be parchment in the early fifties..I have had this map for many years now, time to let it go to someone who will appreciate it..
29" x 22"..

Sounds unlikely...

BH

Posted on: 5/7 14:11:07
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Re: I would love to have a study like this
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Wayne & Christina just posted a summary of the update on their blog too:
https://wayneandchristina.wordpress.co ... n-estate-website-revised/

Personally, I think they should straighten a few of those books up; having them sitting on the shelves like that isn't doing those spines any good at all...

BH

Posted on: 5/7 1:30:49
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