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Re: The wonders of eBay
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And the description is inaccurate. If it's a first printing of the A&U one-volume paperback (the ‘Pauline Baynes edition’) it may be a first British paperback edition, but the first paperback edition is the Ace ‘pirate’ of 1965. And it may be a first English one-volume edition, the first one-volume edition was the Dutch one of 1965.

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TOLKIEN: THE HOBBIT 70th Anni Rare SLIPCASED HB EDITION

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOLKIEN-THE-HOB ... ks_UK?hash=item20adf900e1

I think this seller must use a different dictionary definition of "rare" to me, as I can not think of any circumstance that the accepted dictionary definition fits this item or come to think of it most of the other items listed as "rare" on ebay.

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'Rare' is one over-used and frequently inaccurate description. Another is 'vintage', or sometimes 'early' when applied to a copy of The Hobbit produced in the 1970s.

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This one is great, it states that it has been "viewed by experts", it will be now. The experts did not spot the incorrect date, these paperbacks were not issued until 1976.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-OF-THE-RIN ... oks_2?hash=item3ca8133677

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H'm. I bought a set like these, but without box and in slightly worse condition last year in Amsterdam, for about 25 Euros. Of course this set will be worth a bit more, but ten times as much?!

Posted on: 2009/12/6 18:21
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