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Lucky finds
By Red
Just can't stay away

Lucky finds

Sep 9, 2010 (edited)

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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May 8, 2013
Recently acquired the 1969 Tim Kirk calendar - serendipity! Quite beautiful, and well made too. Anyone know what paper it was printed on? It is quite thick, almost waxy, and has a distinct texture.
May 27, 2013
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Not sure if this really counts as a Lucky Find, but I just acquired a fine copy of the HC Tolkien Family Album 1st for AUD 3.05 (+ postage), and it turns out to have been an Australian distributor/ publisher's review copy with an A4 slip folded inside.

Mind you, thanks to uber-expensive Australia Post, the shipping was 12 bucks. I suppose the distance from the bit of Australia that it came from to me in Brisbane was probably larger than crossing the whole of Europe...

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Jun 10, 2013
Been looking for a 1st edition HM Fellowship with a DJ to complete the set. Didn't find that, but did pick up all three HM 1st editions (no DJ's) in fair/good condition for $20. Might look OK with some facsimile DJ's?
Jun 15, 2013
Anyone here manage to grab this amazing deal off Abebooks? I was too late. :(

Great news - we've found the book you're looking for.

Your Want: # A504615036
Title: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer;
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books;
ISBN: 1873674376;

The lowest and highest priced listings that match your want are displayed below.

1. George Allen and Unwin: A Remembrancer,
Unwin, Rayner
Merlin Unwin Books, 1999, Hardcover, 1873674376, A lovely copy, clean and crisp in a
lightly rubbed dust jacket. Daily dispatch from our warehouse in Sussex, all
international orders sent Airmail. We're happy to offer significant postage discounts for
multiple orders.
Bookseller: Dim and Distant PBFA, Heathfield, E.SX
Price: £ 15.75 (US$ 25.47)
Jun 15, 2013
That is a good deal. Had I seen it, I would have bought it.
If I didn't already have one.
Signed.

Jun 15, 2013
Jealous...
Jun 15, 2013
Found a boxed set LotR and Guide from ABE, 50th anniversary editions for £60, and a nice 2nd edition of JRR Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator from Alibris for £20. The latter I was especially pleased to get as been trying for a while to get any copy of it and was failing miserably.
Jul 27, 2013
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Very excited
I added two books to my collection last month and what a two they were. Never thought it would happen !! Saved for 2nd impression then only to see a first at bargain price -couldnt resist

Just need to save for jacket copies now!

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Jul 27, 2013
Laurel,

I'd like to see more pictures.

If you don't mind me asking, what did you end up paying for each?

Also, where did buy them?

Josh
Jul 28, 2013
Hi J
If get chance will take some more pics.
Price - well brought one from a well known auction site (right place/right time again!) ! so am sure u can find
the other from ANother source , cant really say where as he has others holding for me
Still good buys out there just harder to find at moment
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