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Accepting bids: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth (signed, standard hardcover)

Jun 25, 2018
2018/6/25 21:44:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hello all,

As I mentioned else-forum, I have a "spare" copy of the standard hardcover edition of the catalog, Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth, for the exhibit of the same name currently at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

For more on this major exhibit, see here

For more on the book, see here

This in one of only about 70 total copies of the standard edition (hardcover or softcover) that are additionally signed by all 7 of its contributors: editor/author Catherine McIlwaine, and authors John Garth, Verlyn Flieger, myself (Carl Hostetter), Tom Shippey, Wayne Hammond, and Christina Scull. You can see us signing copies of the book for the Bodleian in the attached photo. The other signed copies are reserved to the Bodleian for (I am told) promotions, and (I am told) will not be available for sale.

In an effort to defray my costs of attending the exhibit opening and (thus) the signing, and with the permission of the forum's owner, I'd like to offer this "spare" copy for sale here to serious collectors.

If you are interested in this item, please PM me with a bid. The reserve price is £80/$100. I will keep track of bids, let those who are outbid know, and close this "auction" in a week or so.

Note: total cost will include the winning bid, plus postage and insurance. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tolkien Collector's Guide forum to help its operation.

Thanks, to the forum and to Jeremy!

Carl

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Jun 25, 2018
2018/6/25 21:52:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
P.S. Please note that to keep things easy (for me) bids and payment must be in US dollars.
Jun 25, 2018
2018/6/25 22:10:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
OK, the reserve has been met, and the current high bid is $105. Thanks!
Jun 25, 2018
2018/6/25 22:28:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
New high bid: $130
Jun 25, 2018
2018/6/25 22:29:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Note: I'll try not to flood the forum with updates on this. If bids start "pouring in", I'll take alerts to PM only.
Jun 26, 2018 (edited)
2018/6/26 11:03:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
New high bid: $185.

Trotter edit

Updating this as I have offered $200, but have no expectations on getting the item at this price, good luck on whoever gets it
Jun 26, 2018 (edited)
2018/6/26 12:52:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
New high bid: $200 (26th June 2018)
Jun 30, 2018
2018/6/30 3:12:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
So, as the high bid has already doubled my reserve price, and as there have been no further bids in a few days, I'm going to set a closing date of Monday, July 2nd, at 10 AM EST, for bidding.

Carl
Jul 2, 2018
2018/7/2 13:01:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ok, we start the last hour of this auction now. Current high bid is $200.
Jul 2, 2018
2018/7/2 13:42:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The new high bid is $210.
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