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Re: UT and Sil 1st Ed, 1st Print
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I don't actually have a Clowes copy. Khamul is your man with regards to The Silmarillion.

There are a few different states, if that takes your collecting fancy. If I ever see a really fine Clowes, I'll probably pick one up, but usually it is too much effort to chase up eBay sellers and find out which copy they are selling.

Posted on: 2016/10/30 15:33


Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Morinehtar wrote:
Do you think he might have some left?


It was a good few years back and he was a book dealer, so I very much doubt it!! Very pleasant guy from memory.

Posted on: 2016/10/30 15:21


Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Correct (see post #5 for my copy). I keep mine and the 1st print sil in a drawer, rather than on the shelf, so hopefully the red on the Sil and the Blue on the Unfinished Tales will stay in good condition.

I may have been a bit lucky to find these lifetime-boxed copies. It was a few years back, and the guy had a few of each, but from memory most of the UTs were second impressions, and he only had a couple of firsts in the box.

Posted on: 2016/10/30 14:50

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Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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This is my copy (sorry about rotated pics).

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Posted on: 2016/10/30 14:37


Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Morinehtar wrote:
I have found two similar offerings: one with the GA&U price label and rich blue color letters on the front cover for £100, one without price label and fading blue color on the front cover for £50. Both have pretty much lost spine coloring, which seems typical for this book. No other defects.

Is the price difference justifiable? Any advise from current owners of this edition?


The price of either is unjustifiable. Don't purchase a copy of this with any significant fading, just take your time. Mine is fine, unread, price-stickered, unfaded (and like my copy of the Sil. was stashed in a dark box of GA&U offerings from new). I think I paid 25 pounds or so for it. I paid quite a lot because it was perfect and prices were a little higher back then.

For a decent, but imperfect copy, you should't need to pay more than 15 pounds or so -- these books are very common. They come up on eBay quite a lot and I've seen some that look to be in good condition with little loss of the blue.

Just add to the list of books you keep your eyes peeled for and pick up when the right copy comes along. I don't think you can collect these with what is up for sale at any given point, you just need to grab good books as and when they happen to show up.

Posted on: 2016/10/28 13:39

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