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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

Feb 16, 2012 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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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.

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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Cheers! I'll post some pictures up in a bit.

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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Yes, okay, it's me! Apologies for editing your post Trotter .

I just wanted to gauge opinion of the auction itself without the bias of everyone knowing I bought it. (I didn't actually have it when I first opened the thread.) I'm totally bloody smitten! [There are some issues with the condition, but I'll ignore them for now...]

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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Trotter, I forgot to ask: how did you guess?

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 13, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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We could set up a counselling session here, on TCG, for you; you could talk stuff through; we could sort through some of your issues...

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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"LOL" --that I archived your emails, or that I didn't read them properly?
#24, very nice. A 1st state integral leaf copy, I presume? I'll not ask why you can't "approach" W&C!
Just thinking about it --where else might two 1982 copies be sitting side by side? Nowhere, I guess.

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Re: The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]

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I genuinely thought you had #91?

BH

EDIT: Actually, looking back, your email didn't say it was your copy. Early you say? Nice. How early? Wayne & Christina early?
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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 12, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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You know damn fine we all worship at the feet of TolkienBooks.net (--& whoever the guy is who runs it!)

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Good call Gawain!

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

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Just curious: what HarperCollins editions do you reckon these are? I'm thinking of UT in particular. Are they just standard editions lacking jackets (apart from H)?

J.R.R. Tolkien - Stunning, Illustrated & Rare Hardback Collection

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