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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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Jun 15, 2013
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
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

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?

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
Jul 28, 2013
Very nice, laurel! Congratulations!
Aug 5, 2013
EDIT Trotter Original picture moved to ... t_id=12576#forumpost12576

Truly enviable, Trotter! Your collection is beyond my wildest dreams...
Aug 5, 2013
Agreed, very nice Trotter!
Aug 6, 2013
That's a pretty special collection of Hobbits. Maybe one day if I inherit a big pile of money from a long lost relative.....!
Aug 26, 2013
Just catching up on threads since sunning myself on hols.
Nice set Trotter - very strict criteria but some good looking wrappers
Is it an original Children's club wrapper ? If so that's good been after one for a while myself

Was thinking ? What about a thread on 'showing off your books/collection? I love seeing other people's books and maybe your photo could start it ? We have heard a lot about prized books in the past but would be great to have some photos all in one place if we think a good idea would one of you clearer people transfer it into a new thread ?
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