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Lucky finds
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Sometimes the fates smile upon you. Last week I was perusing the book section at one of the local thrift stores when I came upon a set of the trilogy in hardcover. It was a first impression of the Unwin Allen second edition in very good condition. The best part is I picked it up for about 5 pounds. Has anyone else ever been lucky enough to stumble on a similar situation?

Posted on: 2010/9/9 9:32

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Does it have dust-jackets?


Posted on: 2010/9/9 10:24


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I'm happy to double your money if you want to sell.

That's a very good purchase for £5

I bought all of these items on eBay for £20 (free postage), extremely poor listing, all first printings of these particular printings, with dust-jackets in case anyone asks.

http://web.archive.org/web/2007011110 ... _hobbit_-_1991-1998_2.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/2006091118 ... volumes_-_1991-1996_3.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/2007011110 ... volumes_-_1991-1996_4.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/2006091817 ... volumes_-_1991-1996_5.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/2007081814 ... t/html/silmarillion_5.htm

I was very pleased with "The Silmarillion", but getting these copies of "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" was a bonus

Posted on: 2010/9/9 10:46

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Yes, all three volumes have intact dust jackets in very good condition considering they're almost 45 years old. I bought a similar set a couple of years ago of a later printing (1970) in not as good condition and paid significantly more for it.

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My best three (Tolkien) lucky finds were:

1. (bookshop) Harper Collins Peoples of Middle Earth 1st ed hb d/j £5
2. (bookshop) Farmer Giles of Ham 2nd impression 1957 hb d/j 60p
3 (ebay) Folio Numbered Limited Edition 3-vol LOTR slipcased £75

Posted on: 2010/9/9 12:05



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