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Feb 16, 2009 (edited)

Having just spent a lot of money on what I think is a rare item, eBay often comes up trumps with what can only be described as What????

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/50th-Anniversar ... |65%3A3|39%3A1|240%3A1318
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Jan 7, 2013
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It truly is a lovely copy and the kind collector's want to find


Really ex-Library copies at £5000, no inscriptions but lots of Library stamps.

It was the only edition to not have any colour illustrations


No it was not, the 1942 UK Book Club edition does not have any colour illustrations.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOLKIEN-THE ... ks_UK&hash=item460badc3be




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Jan 7, 2013
Thanks for sharing Trotter...
Jan 7, 2013
It seems odd to me that the vendor hasn't given pictures of the frontispiece - which is unique to the 1st imp. - nor the copyright page.
Jan 7, 2013
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It is strange, the pictures do not really show that is is 1st/1st, but he does show the library markings

There is a cheaper copy on ebay at the moment which is not ex-library, I would have hoped that ebay sellers check this, before they post
Jan 7, 2013
Indeed Garm, very odd... maybe the copyright page is no longer there?
Haha Trotter, so true! O well, I must have made the same mistake before I suppose. But then again, ebay is such a fabulous place where the strangest things can happen.
Jan 7, 2013
Silmarillion prices are all over the place at present. Check out this bog standard auction for a Billing copy:

The Silmarillion 1st 1st Hardback Rare Billing & Sons 1977 - Hobbit/LOTR Tolkien
(Winning bid: £56.98)

BH

Jan 9, 2013

Trotter wrote:
It is strange, the pictures do not really show that is is 1st/1st, but he does show the library markings


The listing has been changed, the pictures now show the impression details, but the two pictures that I showed before have vanished.

The newly selected pictures show the book in a much better light than before.

I hope any purchaser does not get a nasty shock when they see the spine and library stamps.
Jan 9, 2013
Did you just quote yourself?!

BH
Jan 9, 2013

Khamûl wrote:
Did you just quote yourself?!

BH


Yes I did, not at all happy with this seller
Jan 9, 2013
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"The Wonders of eBay" is so wonderful that some people want to post wonders from other book sites e.g. Abebooks. To accommodate this we were thinking of renaming the thread "The Wonders of [something else]".

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