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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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Feb 11, 2014
That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?
Feb 12, 2014
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Urulöké wrote:
That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?



The only way to know would be if the seller had owned it since new. I have a few shrinkwrapped books that I know are 1st impressions, just by virtue of when I bought them (and I have retained the receipts and kept them alongside).

I doubt I would purchase a shrinkwrapped book and trust it to be a specific impression, though (except for new prior to any reprinting).
Feb 12, 2014
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Seller: masterplan0145 (291)
Ended Mar 14, 2014
Buy-It-Now:
$399.99
eBay Item #201035829121

“GREAT CONDITION..”

"GREAT USED VINTAGE CONDITION (FLAWLESS)"

Sheesh! What a rip off.

Edit: The price has been reduced from $399 to $323.99. Get it while it is on sale! :)
Feb 21, 2014
eBay isn't the only place you can find over-priced copies of The Silmarillion ...

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/product/ ... lion-tolkien-hd_100263389

- wellinghall
Feb 25, 2014
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Seller: ctbeorn (735)
Ended Feb 25, 2014
$18.99
[1 Bids]
For those who want a hard copy of the most famous typo in (our) world...

eBay Item #231159555463

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Apr 7, 2014
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Seller: lahey-online (5384)
Ended Jul 26, 2014
Buy-It-Now:
EUR 43.90
I don't recall many unicorns in the Silmarillion ...

eBay Item #161103728019

- wellinghall
Apr 8, 2014
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Seller: cv00030 (1325)
Ended Apr 16, 2014
£46.02
[20 Bids]
What on earth is this?

eBay Item #111319535517

BH
Apr 8, 2014
STUNNING unique copy of first Unwin edition
Apr 8, 2014

Khamûl wrote:
What on earth is this?

eBay Item #111319535517

BH



I guess one of the advantages of being a Hobbit is you can easily hide inside other things.

Seriously, though - you have to ask what the seller is thinking. And if the seller isn't the same person as glued the book inside the cover of a different one, you have to ask what they were thinking.
Apr 9, 2014
"Sir John Retcliffe was the pseudonym of the German writer Hermann Ottomar Friedrich Goedsche (12 February 1815 – 8 November 1878) primarily remembered for his antisemitism and the extent to which his fiction indirectly contributed to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion."

No idea why you would glue the Hobbit into his book

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_Retcliffe
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