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Re: Complete Mike Makras Chess Set (Estimate)
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Larry has not logged in to this forum, since January of this year, so will probably not see your post, you may need to look elsewhere for this item.

Posted on: 12/13 9:10:00


Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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remy wrote:


If I were to guess that as a maximum 120 copies are still in existence, 10 times the copies we know about, then this would still be the rarest English language edition of The Hobbit.


What about this English Language Edition (Indian Printing) - The Blackie Hobbit

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21550


Thanks for pointing this out, as it could be rarer, but should have stated that I meant hardback editions, this could be the rarest paperback English edition?

Do you have any numbers for these, I have never seen one so assume could be extremely rare?

I have now updated my post to mention that this is about English hardback editions.

Posted on: 12/7 3:56:46

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Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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The_Antiquarian wrote:

By the way, I see that several of the folks here and on Reddit are talking about Longmans Hobbit. May I ask how much the first and second impression of Longmans Hobbits are worth in current market?


I assume you are referring to the Pleasure in Reading edition, http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21450, as there are other Longman's Hobbits.

It is very hard to say regarding value, as only 12 copies are currently known, https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0, though as it went to two printings, more must be around and may eventually come to market, though in this case with so small a number the impression, 1st or 2nd, does not apply in terms of value.

If I were to guess that as a maximum 120 copies are still in existence, 10 times the copies we know about, then this would still be the rarest English language hardback edition of The Hobbit.

It is very difficult to set a market value for a book, when only 12 copies are currently known, and in this case, condition is very important if you look at the two copies in my collection (pictured below), the one on the left is in good condition, and the copy on the right is in poor condition, as it has no spine.

There are least two better copies than my good condition copy, and rarity does not equate with value for a book like this, so IMHO I would say about £300 for the copy on the right, and £600 for the copy on the left, and a fine copy £1500.

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Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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Noticed an article in the Oxford Mail about the exhibition next year, not much new, but it looks to be a free exhibition, which is unusual, as most exhibitions like this have an admission fee

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/1570 ... _new_Bodleian_exhibition/

Posted on: 12/7 2:26:03


Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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The_Antiquarian wrote:
Always eager to lend a helping hand to a fellow novice!


Sorry but Stu is not a 'fellow novice', he is a very experienced collector.

Posted on: 12/2 6:27:15



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