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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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He has posted before on this forum, as Mark Faith, he organized a Tolkien festival in Wales last year that you may have read about.

I agree this item is at top end that anyone would pay i.e. not priced for a quick sale (£50 is still a good price for this excellent book)

Posted on: 2011/10/15 3:11


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On a Dutch auction site somebody is selling it with a minimum price of EUR800. You have to pick it up yourself though because it's a very heavy item....

Pictures at marktplaats

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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From a Tolkein[sic] Specialist

"Ballintine/Houghton Mifflin, Very first printing of the 1968 of the paperback set in response to the illegal Ballintine set. Very good overall, scuffing to all edges but no serious damage. Slipcase art by Pauline Baynes."

Only two minor problems occur to me, the Ballintine set may be illegal (I have never heard of this publisher?), the set on display appear to be the authorised Ballantine printings but did Pauline Baynes do the slipcase for this set? I had always thought it was Barbara Remington.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item35a984696e



Posted on: 2011/10/20 10:45

Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/20 10:57:35
Edited by Trotter on 2011/10/20 10:58:11
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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My, that was a gentle flaying there, Trotter.

You are correct. Also, the 1968 date is wrong, these came out in 1965.

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This isn't all that rare, is it?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-R-R-TOLKIEN ... kid%3D3616492264816039598

I think likening it to Songs for the Philologists might be a bit hyperbolic.




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