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By laurel
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Purple Unfinished Tales

Jan 24 (edited)
2020/1/24 15:10:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Guys
By chance I have another copy of this book I will be selling (Out of my magic box Stu!)

It is in good condition I would say. There are very light indent marks to rear of jacket and only visible in certain light/angles
To be exceptionally picky a minute knock 1-2 mm at bottom of spine but bar that a dam nice book and as we know don't see many come up for sale.

So if anyone here wants first dips on it pre main market give me a shout.

I will do it for £375 plus postage (so guess £10 uk and £30 elsewhere)

Got some more photos if needed

Thanks all

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Jun 26
2020/6/26 15:08:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
As per Tolkienbooks.net (After Tolkien: Part 1, Unfinished Tales) it only got one print run. But of course it's not known how big that was. The purple edition came out in 1992, if anyone waned to 'match up' with what book of The History of Middle-earth was new at that time to get an idea of the amount printed.
Jun 26
2020/6/26 15:15:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have asked HarperCollins, but they don't have records available for this edition.
Jun 26
2020/6/26 18:07:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Weird, yet Tolkienbooks.net does....might it have something to do with ALL of their hardback editions using the same ISBN through the years?
Jun 27
2020/6/27 4:56:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I have checked http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=822 and like HarperCollins they have no records of how many were printed.
Jun 27
2020/6/27 7:34:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: sje68 (2818)
Ended Jun 15, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£9.99
eBay Item #254626113634

Saw this the other day, wasnt on for long. Maybe someone got it here.
Jun 27
2020/6/27 8:24:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It was me !
Extra lucky on that one !
Jun 27
2020/6/27 15:25:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Great buy well done
Jun 27
2020/6/27 16:09:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you laurel. I came, I saw, I bought.
7 sec.

Jun 28
2020/6/28 17:23:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wow! Great buy.
Jun 28
2020/6/28 20:55:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

emilien wrote:
It was me !
Extra lucky on that one !


Ha, you got ripped off - you paid a full 29 pence more than I paid for my last copy!
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