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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Thanks guys. I genuinely didn't think I'd ever acquire this particular Silmarillion --so uncommon, and so expensive. Which was annoying, as I actually wanted to have a good look at its bibliographical features. But, luckily, this one dropped into my hands, as it were. The price wasn't too shabby either!

The auction doesn't quite tell the story though. The spine is actually better than it looks in the sellers pictures; I'm quite happy with that now --the white just seems to have come off. However, after receiving, I discovered an issue; or two! Not a handling issue, but a manufacturing fault.

Part of two of the gatherings are entirely loose i.e. the pages are unbound --this being the middle of the fifth gathering (covering pages 139-150) & the middle of the ninth gathering (covering pages 267-278). In both cases this is three full sheets. They still sit very flush (when the page edges are viewed from the fore-edge, head [gilt], & tail) with the other (bound) pages around them.

You could miss them, easily --but I'm a pedant & I soon teased out the issue. I have removed them both once, to note exactly what is loose & what is not. That's it; I won't be going near them again, as they have been sitting nice & tight for nearly thirty years, & I'm only going to work them looser. The seller, because of these issues, provided a partial refund.

BH

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Stu said it all for me
At last a collector got hold of a bargain/good book and not a dealer (with respect to all dealers of course).

That being said you could have brought 3 unfinished tales for that price and the spines would have looked better ! :)

Posted on: 2012/2/16 11:12


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Good question and i guess my answer is two fold
1 It depends on the price. At the moment they are a good price but it wouldnt suprise me them getting over £500 and maybe £700 with wind behind them. You never know with ebay
2 More importantly it depends on how fussy you are. There is a fair bit of damage but maybe linked with point above it may bring price down.

If it was me would wait and get a better copy of each at a more leisurely pace.

Posted on: 2012/2/16 11:08


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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what do people think of this auction on ebay for FOTR (1st edition 5th imp), TTT (1st edition, 4th imp) and ROTK (1st edition, 1st imp)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13064260675 ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


I know they are not in perfect order but what do you think they (especially the ROTK) are worth/worth purchasing?


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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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What Wellinghall said..

Well Done!

Posted on: 2012/2/16 9:37



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