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The Old English Exodus

Apr 27, 2012
2012/4/27 16:42:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Blimey
I was watching this auction - it went for £300 + fees so in total £366!
Thats more than a rare Unfinished Tales !



461. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Old English Exodus, first edition, edited by Joan Turville-Petre, ink inscription to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, a very good copy, 8vo, Oxford, 1981.

est. £200 – £300

Scarce.

Sold for £300
Sale 35903, 27th April 2012
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Apr 6, 2016 (edited)
2016/4/6 23:20:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
These definitely seem to be getting cheaper, finally (although they might have a little way to come down still). I picked up a near-fine unread copy (only issue is that the "Exodus" lettering on the spine has faded from orange to yellow) for $118 on eBay. Quite possibly the only book I will buy this year, so I'm happy enough at the price paid.

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Apr 11, 2016
2016/4/11 1:27:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nice find Stu!
Apr 11, 2016
2016/4/11 6:44:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yeah. Was glad to find it. It seems like there should be plenty of them out there, really, even if half (at a guess) ended up in various libraries. I expect there will be plenty of them floating about with pages removed to disguise their library origins at some point.

I don't normally bid on auctions in the US or ones that use the Global Shipping Program, but I made an exception for this one, which was in Utah (and spent quite a bit of time making sure the seller packaged it properly in an appropriately sized flat rate box with internal padding, rather than a padded envelope). eBay still opened it, but at least they didn't repackage or do any damage. I figure if you overpack or under-pack, you are screwed when it comes to GSP auctions. That said, it arrived very quickly (less than a week).
Apr 11, 2016
2016/4/11 11:04:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I bought a copy many years ago - so long that I can't even remember whether it was on eBay, Abebooks, or some other online portal - from someone who had only listed the title and the editor. I paid a good price (for me, not for him); he then took ages to send it to me, and I was worried that he had realised what he had, and sold it to someone else for a higher price. But it turned up in the end.

- wellinghall
Apr 3
2019/4/3 3:46:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There's a copy of Old English Exodus on AbeBooks right now for $500 - more than I am willing to pay, but perhaps someone here really wants it.
Apr 3
2019/4/3 4:18:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:
There's a copy of Old English Exodus on AbeBooks right now for $500 - more than I am willing to pay, but perhaps someone here really wants it.

Pretty steep pricing for one of these.
Nov 2 (edited)
2019/11/2 16:33:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nov 2
2019/11/2 18:43:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very expensive for an ex-library copy:/
Nov 2
2019/11/2 19:05:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
About norm isnt it 🥴
Nov 2
2019/11/2 19:27:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

laurel wrote:
About norm isnt it 🥴

haha, true!
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