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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Posted on: 2012/10/26 9:33


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Here's a Hobbit -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-R-R-TOLKIEN ... ks_UK&hash=item337d1e2560

Thing is, the vendor seems to assume that it's a 5th impression because it has the revised text. But as all subsequent printings have the same text, this seems like something of a leap to me.

Given that the book has some pages missing, and the fact that the cloth binding looks to me more like 1960s than 1950s, I'm surprised to see the way the bidding is going.

Finally, here's the answer to a question from an enquirer -

'Hi, Thanks for the email. I have just counted the pages & there is only 2 pages that are missing, the right hand side of the map & the page with printing details dates etc (please see photos already attached) although these pages are missing it does not effect the reading of the book as it has the complete content. The house we were contracted to clear out belonged to a book collector & this book was kept in the section labeled ''rare''! this a great chance to own a piece of history, happy bidding!'



Posted on: 2012/10/26 14:26


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Spot the problem, the pictures provided do not show one area of the book

Like all his books this seller describes it as

"VERY SOUGHT AFTER AND COLLECTABLE"

and

"worthy of any collection

would make an excellent addition to any collector / fans collection

The spine has had some attempted repair work done with some white tape as per pics, appears to be ex-libris with some stamps throughout, foxing to page edges and some rubbing to cover. some spine lean.
"

"judge for yourself from pics as a picture paints a 1000 words"
We can't do this as he not provided pictures of the Spine or any pictures showing library stamps

"A VERY RARE CHANCE TO GRAB SUCH A COLLECTABLE EDITION

A TRUE COLLECTORS ITEM

VERY COLLECTABLE AND A GREAT INVESTMENT
"

Sorry, but it is not collectable, or a true collectors item or has any value

"Returns:No returns accepted"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOLKIEN-THE ... ks_UK&hash=item20cc9993d3


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Posted on: 2012/10/28 4:34

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Ahh... the Wonders of eBay! Or should that be ebay now?

BH

Posted on: 2012/10/28 5:32
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Indeed they have looked at the important things, such as a new logo and have lost the capital on Bay.

I am hoping that we can shut this thread down now

Oh, not just yet

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