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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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That's odd, Khamul ... I don't seem to have a signed red leather super deluxe ...

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That 'signed' Tolkien Reader looks like a load of tosh.

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Are you looking for one Wellinghall? I have one kicking around with a few loose pages. I didn't pay much more for it than you paid for that 1978 dummy copy of yours!

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"The great Mongol hordes were an inspiration to J.R.R. Tolkien, who was writing his whimsical series of novels at the same time as Lamb was working on this. His Lord of the Rings was in fact a rosy pastiche based fancifully on the very times that Ghengis and his hordes conquered Europe as far as Poland. Inasmuch as you can line up historical facts with Tolkein's fairy world, you might say that the orcs are generally the Mongols and Muslims invading from the east and south, Minas Tirith was the city of Byzantium, Osgiliath was the ruins of Rome, Rohan was the Germanic peoples, and Aragorn was partly borrowed from the Emperor Frederick. Numenor was the ancient Romans, and the Shire was, of course, Merry Olde England."

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What would you do if you had a first edition, first impression of one of the most desirable books of 20th century literature, I speak of the UK first edition, first impression of J R R Tolkien's "The Return of the King" published by George Allen and Unwin in 1955 completed with map and internally complete and undamaged.

Would you like the previous owner chose to cover the book in sticky back plastic and even worse stick the plastic covering down to the pasteboards. I thought not. Nevertheless we must grit our teeth and say that whatever, it is an incredibly rare and sought after book. After the meteor strikes or the Iran launches its nuclear bomb two things will be unaffected, cockroaches and sticky back plastic.

Anyway I have taken scans of this book from every angle so it is revealed in all its horrors and glories but I am happy to take condition questions.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INCREDIBLY- ... m5d327a1e16#ht_500wt_1415


Posted on: 2012/2/21 16:35

Edited by Khamul on 2012/2/22 15:20:53



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