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What do people think of this item
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From Bloomsbury Auction Sale on 8th July

450. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first deluxe edition, signed by the author on each title-page, folding maps, original black buckram, spines gilt, t.e.g., original paper covered slip-case, illustration designed by Pauline Baynes, a fine set, 8vo, 1963. est. £3000 – £4000 One of only 1000 sets.


http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/725/450.0

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Posted on: 2010/7/1 21:30

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Re: What do people think of this item
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It looks lovely to me. Signed on all three title pages? Wow! Pity I can't afford it.

I'd like to know its story - that is, who it was signed for, and how it comes to be for sale.

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very interesting copy, already brought out my absentee bid... got a condition report and extra images. This is a wonderful copy overall. Trying to find more info now... but so far no success.

Posted on: 2010/7/2 0:11


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The books also look to be in wonderful condition for this printing, probably the best I've seen.

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Actually, my FR and RK look pretty much the same as those in the picture. (and the titles page of my FR is as crisp as the one in that set, too. But it ain't signed).

But the spine of my TT is slightly faded. Ridiculous - but so are those of other sets I've see. This one looks unfaded.

Unfaded _and_ signed? Unfair!


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