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Re: Lydney Park copy on ABEBooks
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Berelach wrote:
Has anyone else noticed this pattern? Whenever something uncommon comes up for sale, maybe something that hasn't been seen offered for a year or more... inevitably another comes up for sale shortly after. I've seen this happen more times than I can count.



Not sure if it just an illusion as I tend to be more aware of the second copy because I've been drawn to the first one. I suspect when a book sells for a good price (for seller), that does draw out other sellers.

With this title, it doesn't seem to be in short supply, it is just that some of the copies are overpriced, given that it is probably of very limited interest, so the elevated price is only going to be driven by the Tolkien connection. £100 is probably fair value, realistically.

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Re: Lydney Park copy on ABEBooks
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Uruloke wrote -

"deckle edges - The natural rough and uneven edges of book pages when they have not been trimmed flush. The binding of handmade paper can also produce this decorative effect. Also known as uncut.

yapp - A style of binding where the edges of the paper extend beyond all three edges of a book. It is named after a London bookseller who invented it around 1860, and is mostly used for books of devotion and verse"

Oh, okay - I got it wrong.


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Re: Lydney Park copy on ABEBooks
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@Stu and @Berelach - I kind of agree with both of you. When a rare or uncommon item shows up and sells for a good price, that can definitely nudge other sellers to dig out their own copy and list as well. I don't think that happened here in this particular case though - I agree with Stu that we are probably just sensitized to the title having just sold a copy so recently. I do see these on the market every now and then, but definitely most copies are priced higher than I think they will find buyers at. Seeing two copies around the reasonable £100 price point is definitely unusual.

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