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Lucky finds

Sep 9, 2010 (edited)
2010/9/9 16:32:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Sometimes the fates smile upon you. Last week I was perusing the book section at one of the local thrift stores when I came upon a set of the trilogy in hardcover. It was a first impression of the Unwin Allen second edition in very good condition. The best part is I picked it up for about 5 pounds. Has anyone else ever been lucky enough to stumble on a similar situation?
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Jul 19, 2012
2012/7/19 14:15:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nice one. £13.28 is a decent/sensible price; there's no particular need to pay more. What are you going to do with the US edition now?

BH
Jul 19, 2012
2012/7/19 14:28:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm glad to have both editions! It shouldn't be only Findegil who collect all English editions (althought that goal is of course far, far away for me -- it's a pity my wife shares no interest in Tolkien!)
Jul 19, 2012
2012/7/19 20:07:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here was a lucky find from ebay last Sunday night.

eBay Item #230825756161

A nice set of early 1st Editions in very nice condition. Price was ok, but in looking thru the photo's I saw something quite interesting. As you can see in the photo of the dustjacket on the 5th impression Fellowship. No impressions noted on the dj. Just received it yesterday, and it turned out to be a true 1st impression dustjacket. So that dj will fit nicely on one of my extra 1st Fellowships that lacked a dustjacket.

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Jul 19, 2012 (edited)
2012/7/19 21:10:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Are booksellers allowed to post on Lucky finds?

BH
Jul 21, 2012
2012/7/21 14:43:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Grrrr Morgan, outbid! Was at work, well done and enjoy!
Jul 22, 2012
2012/7/22 17:47:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I will enjoy it! Next time you'll be the winner, gilraen!
Jul 22, 2012
2012/7/22 21:42:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Actually found it on Amazon so winners all round!
Aug 19, 2012 (edited)
2012/8/19 1:08:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I had been watching an auction for this ROTK 1/1, it had 3 days or so left but had a reserve. Just noticed he had reposted it as a buy it now for $195. Guess the seller thought noone was interested, but i sure was!
eBay Item #130750638332

Aug 19, 2012
2012/8/19 12:11:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nice one!
Aug 24, 2012
2012/8/24 0:21:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks Jlong! Just got the book today and it's a very nice copy! The seller threw in a nice 1/1 (unjacketed) Tree and Leaf just as a gift!
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