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Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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The Antiquarian... that’s the nicest response ever :)

It was clear to me what you meant, but I can see where the confusion might have been.

Anyway, I think you should be able to get the Beren & Luthien deluxe edition for about USD 70 if you’re lucky. I overpaid a little bit but I rushed to get a 1st/1st. I’m sorry I can’t help with whether they’ve reached 2nd impressions. Perhaps a message to Harper Collins might clarify.

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Re: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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The_Antiquarian wrote:

Trotter wrote:

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.


My God that’s not what I meant! I was referring to myself when I said a word novice! Only the fellow part applies to Mr. Stu since we are all in the same community!

I apologize if that came out differently than originally intended!



Ha Ha. I didn't even think twice about it! In truth, I do consider myself a novice compared to some of the other collectors here (even though the first few books in my collection were acquired in the early 1980s). I'll remove myself from official novice status when I have every state and impression of the Longmans Hobbit.

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Eorl wrote:
The Antiquarian... that’s the nicest response ever :)

It was clear to me what you meant, but I can see where the confusion might have been.

Anyway, I think you should be able to get the Beren & Luthien deluxe edition for about USD 70 if you’re lucky. I overpaid a little bit but I rushed to get a 1st/1st. I’m sorry I can’t help with whether they’ve reached 2nd impressions. Perhaps a message to Harper Collins might clarify.


Thank you very much for your kind words!

I am perusing abehbooks.com to search for the Beren & Luthien deluxe edition, but being abroad at the moment, the hefty shipping is an unavoidable expense. However, that will not deter me!


Stu wrote:

Ha Ha. I didn't even think twice about it! In truth, I do consider myself a novice compared to some of the other collectors here (even though the first few books in my collection were acquired in the early 1980s). I'll remove myself from official novice status when I have every state and impression of the Longmans Hobbit.


Mr. Stu, you don't have to be so modest :)

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?

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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: Beren and Luthien Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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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

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