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Seller: sigmapsidelta (2254)
100.0% positive
Bideford, GB
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Ended Feb 26, 2019 9:01:20 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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£193.00
Buyer: _***g (131)
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J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biographyby Humphrey Carpenter. London. George Allen & Unwin 1977 hardcover first edition, first impression. Signed by Humphrey Carpenter on the title page with an inscription reading "With thanks for help with biography number 8! (Dennis Potter)". The book has light shelf wear to edges of brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Mild bump to bottom edge of rear board. All points sharp, spine ends slightly pushed. Binding is sound. Contents are clean and without inscription (other than the author's own) and annotation. Hinges are intact. A previous owner has affixed a philatelic mount to the front end-paper which contains a block of four UK 20p mint stamps featuring Smaug and Bilbo Baggins from 'The Hobbit'. The dust wrapper has a 1cm tear to the top of the front flap fold, otherwise has fairly minor shelf wear/rubbing to edges and corners. The original price has been clipped neatly from the front flap. Only one other copy of this title signed by the author is currently in the market - a second impression, not the first as with this item. Signed copies are extremely uncommon. This item is offered for sale on behalf of Book Relief UK, a literacy charity (No. 1134724) based in North Devon. All proceeds from the sale of this item go to Book Relief UK. .
Submitted by: Khamûl
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