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Seller: jwfw1970
(5838)
100.0% positive
Weston-super-Mare, GB
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Ended Feb 18, 2024 7:20:01 PM UTC
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
£50.00
Condition: Dust jacket VERY GOOD, book VERY GOOD plus : dust jacket a little faded at spine, slight outward curl at edges, crease along bottom edge rear panel, unclipped ; hardcover book bound in original red linen with gilt stamped spine, red top stain, touch of spotting to fore & lower edges of block, corners sharp, hinges strong, binding firm, small pencil inscription & eraser smudges on fly leaf, pages very clean & bright, the folding map to the rear of the book is in excellent order
>>>>>> EXPERIENCED & TRUSTED SELLER <<<>>> STRONG PROTECTIVE PACKAGING USED < <<>>> DESPATCH WITHIN 24 HOURS <<<<< UNFINISHED TALES of Númenor and Middle-earth by J. R. R. Tolkien edited with introduction, commentary, index and maps by Christopher Tolkien LONDON George Allen & Unwin 1980 First Edition Book Specification Format Cloth bound hard cover, with dust jacket Language English Pagination 472 Book Size Octavo Approx. Book Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth) in mm 149 x 227 x 42 Approx weight (grammes) 831g (I)SBN 0-04-823179-7 Date This Edition Published 1980 [First Edition] Date Of Original Publication 1980 Condition / Description (please see foot of listing for rating key) Dust jacket VERY GOOD, book VERY GOOD plus : dust jacket a little faded at spine, slight outward curl at edges, crease along bottom edge rear panel, unclipped ; hardcover book bound in original red linen with gilt stamped spine, red top stain, touch of spotting to fore & lower edges of block, corners sharp, hinges strong, binding firm, small pencil inscription & eraser smudges on fly leaf, pages very clean & bright, the folding map to the rear of the book is in excellent order Unfinished Tales With large folding map The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age at the rear of the book. Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth is a collection of stories and essays by J. R. R. Tolkien that were never completed during his lifetime, but were edited by his son Christopher Tolkien and published in 1980. Many of the tales within are retold in The Silmarillion, albeit in modified forms; the work also contains a summary of the events of The Lord of the Rings told from a less personal perspective. This is the First Edition published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1980. Postage & Packaging I am a bookseller based in the South West of England. I have many years of experience of operating on eBay, and post items to all corners of the globe. Once you have paid for your book it will be despatched to you on the next available posting day. My aim is to get your book to you promptly and above all safely, without damage. Books are firstly wrapped in strong protective bubble wrap before being mailed in a bespoke card book mailer, for the majority of books. Large volumes and sets will be mailed in very strong hand cut card boxes. Being a bibliophile myself I completely understand what a precious item a book is, and I understand therefore how to handle a book carefully and treat it with the reverence it deserves. Payment My preferred method of payment is Paypal, and Paypal is the only method of payment I will accept from buyers who are not resident in the United Kingdom (i.e. not resident in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland). From UK buyers only I will also accept Personal Cheques and Postal Orders. If paying by either of these methods your package will take a little longer to reach you as it will be despatched only when funds clear. Returns Policy I aim to make my listings as clear as possible, with comprehensive condition descriptions and clear photographs. If anything in my condition ratings I will tend to down rate a book rather than run the risk of being misleading. However I do accept that, on the rare occasion, a customer will not be satisfied for whatever reason and will want to return a book for a refund. I am happy to accept returns, within the reasonable conditions stated below. I am always happy to communicate with customers to resolve any problem, so please do not hesitate to contact me for clarification on any point, or to resolve any issue. Returns will be accepted within 30 days from the day the item is delivered to the customer. The item must be returned in the condition in which it was received, therefore should be adequately packaged. The buyer will bear the cost of the return posting and packing. If the above criteria are met, a full refund will be made of the original cost of the item, but not of the original postage charge. If the item is found to be, upon delivery to the customer, defective, then a full refund including the original postage cost will be offered. The customer will remain responsible for the cost of returning the item. Definitions of the Condition of a Book As a reputable online book seller, I use the Independent Online Bookseller's Association guidelines on how to describe a book's condition. Below is an explanation of each rating. MINT (M): Without faults or defects, unread, in the same immaculate condition in which it was published (Note: very few 'new' books qualify for this grade, as many times there will be rubs/scuffs to the dust jackets from shipping, or bumped lower spine ends/corners from shelving). FINE (F): Approaches the above, but not crisp. May have been carefully read and dust jacket may have been slightly rubbed or spine ends slightly bumped from shelving/shipping, but no real defects or faults. (NOTE: From here on, there may be '+' and '-' in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for '+', and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for '-'. NEAR FINE: A book or dust jacket approaching FINE but with a couple of very minor defects or faults. VERY GOOD: A used book showing some small signs of wear on either binding or dust jacket. Any defects/faults must be noted. GOOD: The average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, dust jacket, etc. may also be worn. All defects/faults must be noted. POOR / READING COPY: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc. EX-LIBRARY: Will always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book. BOOK CLUB: Will always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book. BINDING COPY: A book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or non-existent. Always, if issued with one, the lack of a dust jacket or slipcase will be noted. >>>>>> EXPERIENCED & TRUSTED SELLER <<<>>> STRONG PROTECTIVE PACKAGING USED < <<>>> DESPATCH WITHIN 24 HOURS <<<<<
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