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1st editions of LotR
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I've been looking into buying copies of A&U LotR with first-edition dustjackets (don't have any as of now), and found a FR (1st/10th) back here for ca. £70. The dj has a sunned spine and small tear at the top of the spine. I know it's not a once-in-a-lifetime bargain -- would you recommend me to wait and watch for other copies, or is it a decent price? Thanks for any thoughts.

Posted on: 2012/4/17 9:58

Edited by Morgan on 2012/4/17 13:27:55


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£70 sounds a little steep to me
A 4th 1955 FOTR just sold for £57 on ebay which wasnt a bad buy. I think at £70 I would wait or make an offer ?

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Thank you, laurel! Indeed, considering the example you have, I should definitely abide my time.

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pm'd you

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Come on laurel! , I like talking prices down, but £57, for a FR 1955 4th, is pretty damn cheap --unless it was in poor condition. Even on mighty eBay £57 for something that early is quite low. You could easily expect to see an auction like this spiral to over £100, if the condition was top drawer. That said, £70 isn't particularly amazing for a FR 10th; unless, again, it's a really smart copy. Even then...

So, Morgan, no, it isn't a bargain. There are plenty of 1960's copies of LR kicking around.

BH

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