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Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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Deagol wrote:
I know someone with a copy.


Fantastic. Nice to know there is at least one in existence!

Where did you find it?

Posted on: 12/8 11:55:03


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


I have never seen one for sale and have been on the lookout for 15 years!!

Might have to take a trip to India and do some scouting around second hand bookshops.

Anyone here have one in their collection?

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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

Posted on: 12/7 3:53:10


Re: [WTB] The Silmarillion Super Deluxe Signed Edition in Fine Condition
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"That is exactly the reason why I passed on this book. Having been an avid collector of artwork, condition is tantamount for me. If I were to spend thousands of dollars on something, I might as well add another thousand to obtain a copy that is more appealing to my eyes."

I also "like"/"prefer" to collect something in the best possible condition (ideally Fine).

However when it comes to certain books - it just proves next to impossible to find a copy in the desired condition

This book comes to mind

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=63530

15 years plus trying to find a copy without a faded spine.

And back to the deluxe Silmarillion - similarly this book is pretty hard to find at all (one copy a year maybe for sale) - and finding a fine copy also then really lessens the odds. The spine is quite prone to fading on this book also not to mention other possible condition issues.

Personally - I did hold out on this patricular book waiting for the elusive fine copy - and got lucky in the end - but only after a long 12 year wait!

But I have also often purchased a book (mostly applying to more scarce editions or where the price is too good to pass on) in less than the desired condition - just to have a copy in the collection. Then if a better copy comes along - buy it and sell the old one. I don't see anything wrong with that either. I have never found it difficult to sell a scarce book in "any" condition. If it is purchased at an appropriate price - it is also generally easy to sell it at an appropriate price.

But being a completist collector - I suppose I am more likely to purchase more "temporary" copies - just to have a copy in the collection.

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Amazon.es have it for €155.96

https://www.amazon.es/dp/0008259844

Posted on: 11/17 2:35:17



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