The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 (The Lord of the Rings)
£28.00
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Jan 5, 2015
2015/1/5 16:25:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This one from Hyraxia Books annoys me, because I politely gave them the correct print run numbers for the books (as supplied by HarperCollins), but they didn't even have the courtesy to respond, never mind update their listing to remove the untrue "reported to be limited to 1000 copies (by who???)" claim.

(They are also having a laugh with the price. 4th Impression LOTR is very common and can be had for 30 pounds (last one I saw actually went for AU$30, one before that 30 pounds). The Silmarillion is a 60-70 pounds book (max) and the second impression Hobbit similar).

The pricing doesn't bother me, mind, as anyone can ask what they like - just the false limitation claim. It is like the Peoples of Middle-Earth pulping claims that dealers like to throw out there, even though five seconds on Google shows them it isn't true.

eBay Item #261724261439
Jan 23, 2015
2015/1/23 7:20:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"i have the entire history of middle earth in first edition, the simulation in first edition and the unfinished story's that are in first edition."

eBay Item #111580778748

I'm not sure if the description or price is more funny on his one. :)
Jan 23, 2015
2015/1/23 12:13:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I know it is hard to find, but I'm not sure it is 350 quid hard to find.

eBay Item #181647047882
Jan 23, 2015
2015/1/23 12:53:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I agree it is quite hard to find as evidenced by the first post in this thread, though this would be to much for even a collector such as myself :)
Jan 23, 2015 (edited)
2015/1/23 20:24:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
I agree it is quite hard to find as evidenced by the first post in this thread, though this would be to much for even a collector such as myself :)

If it sells, then quite honestly, I'll probably put my copy up for sale for 400. It is in better condition than that one :)

Edit: looks like it sold off eBay. Wonders how much it went for (Laurel???)
Jan 25, 2015
2015/1/25 14:03:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A lovely copy, apart from the hint that sticky tape may be all over the book, It looks like the book may be completely covered by this, and no dustjacket :)

eBay Item #231461061610
Jan 26, 2015
2015/1/26 20:21:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think I need to go out and buy a hat, so that I can say if this is by Tolkien then I will eat my newly purchased item of head wear.

eBay Item #301505849551
Jan 26, 2015
2015/1/26 20:35:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I need to buy at least two hats.

The verse is signed at the bottom "Tolkien",I am not sure which member of the Tolkien family may have written this

The answer is none, whoever wrote it is stating that they think it may be a Tolkien quote :(

eBay Item #201270577573
Jan 27, 2015
2015/1/27 19:30:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have seen a lot worse, but I like the description

World's worst copies - truly terrible to behold !

eBay Item #391040017507
Jan 27, 2015
2015/1/27 21:22:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:
I have seen a lot worse, but I like the description

World's worst copies - truly terrible to behold !

eBay Item #391040017507


Makes a nice change from "Near Fine", which seems to be the default claim that most book dealers make for their books these days, no matter how damaged the book might be.
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