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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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The title also states it's one of only 1500 copies. Where do people get these numbers? Ok, we know where the numbers come from; but we also know they don't apply to this impression!

I saw a fourth edition TH (1978) for sale on ebay the other day - one of only 4,000 copies apparently.

In both of these cases, the number of copies is not known; but the vendors have added a number to their descriptions of their books in order to boost its apparent scarcity and also to give some idea that they know what they're talking about.

Maddening, ain't it.

*edit - I see this vendor's 1971 Hobbit is also one of 4,000 copies, too. Allegedly.

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This is not from ebay, but look -

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... 26yrh%3D1968%26yrl%3D1908

quote - "Internally there is an inscription on the front free endpaper which reads; /to Ronnie and Mary/ from/ Wyndham/ Christmas 1930/

The inscription is an intriguing one. It is possible that the book was given as a Christmas gift by D B Wyndham Lewis to JRR Tolkien and his wife, Edith.
J R R Tolkien was known as ‘Ronald’, or ‘Ronnie’/’Tollers’ to his friends. Edith Mary Tolkien’s use of her name is not as well known. "

Ronald and Edith, aka Ronnie and Mary? One learns something new every day!

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Well, it is *possible* ...

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LORD-RINGS- ... ction&hash=item4165a2e4ae

This made me laugh - fancy a nice leather case anyone?


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Where do you start...

The Lord of the Rings - Deluxe 5th or 4th India Paper Edition (Buy-It-Now C $1,000.00)

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