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By laurel

Re: The Wonders of...

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OMG - wonders never since to amaze me on ebay

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Appears to have found some idiots who think it is the 1996 edition, though the seller has advertised it correctly

"Print-on-demand copy of History of Middle Earth Volume 12 -The Peoples of Middle-Earth.
Identical to the original 1996 hardback edition making it a good way to fill out a collection. Retail price is £40.
Practically perfect condition - looks new.
"

"A fool and his money" springs to mind.

Update, sold for £72, when you can buy the book for £40 from http://www.tolkien.co.uk/product/9780 ... +Peoples+of+Middle-earth+

HarperCollins should probably start selling POD books on ebay.


By Stu

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Seller: ussfcarwol (98)
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This is obviously a "Wonders of" because of the price (basically $30 of books, $520 for a non-original slipcase).

What caught my eye, though, was "The dust jackets are protected in an archival quality poly type sleeve, all my glossy dust jackets are treated with Renaissance Wax (used by museums and restorers) to assist with retention of lustre on the jackets."

I've never heard of anyone using ren-wax on dustjackets. I use it to keep my sword-collection from rusting (and it is great for that), but the idea of waxing dustjackets seems like an absolutely terrible one, as it can't be removed - and seems completely pointless given the jacket is in mylar anyway. Does anyone else do this?


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Never heard of that. Or, to be frank, museums with dustjackets...

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My dad also used it for swords.

The only time that specific wax would be used on a book is if it was leather and suffering from red rot. Surely he will do the book more long term damage with that process!

I gasped at the price regardless.


By Stu

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Thanks guys - glad to hear it wasn't just me that thought the idea of ren-waxing the jackets was odd!

Amazing stuff for keeping corrosion at bay on steel, though. I used to use ballistol gun oil on my swords, and it was a pain because it attracts dust and also condensation droplets, so you are forever having to wipe it down and re-apply (although it does prevent corrosion well). I ren-waxed them about 5 years ago and have never had to re-apply or do anything. Zero corrosion. Unprotected, they would just about corrode overnight if anyone had touched them.

Great stuff - just maybe not for dust-jackets.


By Stu

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More madness from the same seller. He has quite a few books up and prices are - without exception in the case of the ones with the David Miller slipcases - completely absurd.

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Wow that guy is living in dream land with those prices.

Surely nobody is crazy enough to spend that kind of money?


By Stu

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onthetrail wrote:
Wow that guy is living in dream land with those prices.

Surely nobody is crazy enough to spend that kind of money?


Hopefully not. He is probably looking to recoup the cost of the custom slipcases as well as make a profit. They appear to be nice slipcases (David Miller produces a good product with these, I think), but I personally doubt they actually add much monetary value to a book (much the same way facsimile DJs don't).

With regards to those three map books, I have the 1st impressions of each, and I think they varied from about a pound for the cheapest to three or four pounds for the most expensive. Pretty sure they were all remaindered (without remainder marks). They aren't very good books or maps, IMHO.


By Stu

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Seller: illumin8uk (528)
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£750.00
Seller: teresat3477 (1388)
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£400.00
Lost for words. I received this set from HarperCollins and wanted to kill it with fire it was so rubbish. In fact, this was the set that stopped me collecting new Tolkien books. Maybe I should put 'em on eBay...

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