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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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I hope this is an early sample, that has been rectified, as the book is struggling with fitting in the slipcase, looks like it will burst if pushed in any further.
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: mgg1000 (13301)
Ends Sep 6, 2018 8:15:49 AM
Buy-It-Now:
£82.60
Seller: mgg1000 (13301)
Ends Aug 16, 2018 7:35:55 PM
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£242.60
I can't believe the price on these items

Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, usual stamps to end-papers~~Quite Good 2nd impression 2013 Harpercollins Collector's ed clothbound edition, maps to end-papers. Cancel stamp to fly-leaf and library label to otherwise blank rear end-paper, some staining to lower edge of page block, rubbing and pushing to spine ends and corners of cover else tidy and unmarked with a little page tan. Other volumes in this Cloth-bound 2013 reissue trilogy available

eBay Item #302732979621

I notice a Return of the King for £242 as well

eBay Item #401539697396
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Abebooks seems to have removed all their listings.
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Re: Tolkien letter to Patricia Kirke 28 March 1956

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Please be aware that the Tolkien Estate owns the copyright for these letters, so please be careful if you send a transcript, which could later be published.
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Re: The Wonders of...

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They do appear to be a member of ABAA, you can see them on the ABAA website, https://www.abaa.org/booksellers/details/hayden-fandetta-rare-books
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Re: The Wonders of...

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dunedain Do you still have this copy for sale or did the Abebooks seller buy it from you?
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Re: The Wonders of...

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This is why you should not use stock images

https://www.abebooks.com/Silmarillion- ... a=want_CM&cm_ite=readmore

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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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These are the Alan Lee signing events at Waterstones in the UK
https://www.waterstones.com/events/search/author/332510

Glasgow Monday 27th August
Newcastle Tuesday 28th August
Leeds Tuesday 28th August
Manchester Wednesday 29th August
Birmingham Wednesday 29th August
London Thursday 30th August
Reading Friday 31st August (afternoon)
Oxford Friday 31st August (evening)
Exeter Saturday 1st September
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Berelach wrote:
Edit: The seller just wrote back and said they will take the listing down and also that they were not too happy about the messages


So this is the description

An item that has been in the family for 4 generations.

They must be having new generations every 10 years for this to be true.

I am told it is a first edition book but the first page is missing. A collector would know what edition it is straight away.

As collectors, we did know which edition it was, and it is not a first edition.

The values for this book seem very varied so I would be open to discuss its potential value (so please send any offers across or questions for discussion)

They asked for advice on value, and they were told it is worth nothing.

It’s a phenomenal book and if it could be restored would probably be worth a substantial amount of money but as explained I am not a specialist in books. Thanks for looking.

It would still be worth zero if it is was restored.
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Re: The Wonders of...

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The illustrations in the book, are the main giveaway, as an example The Hill was the Frontispiece, up until I think the late 1960's. So this means it was on the left of the title page. If you look at the pictures, you can see The Hill is not the Frontispiece.

Additionally on the Spine, it states Allen & Unwin, not George Allen & Unwin.

Have a look at the Hobbit section on tolkienbooks.net, which goes into a lot more detail about these changes.

I think we would spot anyone who tried to pretend the facsimile is a true 1st/1st, the paper is completely different for a start.
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