The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 (The Lord of the Rings)
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Aug 21
2021/8/21 15:22:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Ligandil wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Seller: cranswick-books
(811)
Ended Aug 21, 2021
Buy-It-Now:
£5,750.00
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill



Here's one for the deep pocketed amongst us.

Someone did pay the almost $8000 for this one. 😳

Not I. I don't have that kind of scratch. The market for Tolkien continues to be red hot

Took about 8 months to sell, mind (price unchanged during that time).

I count 10. Still an impressive price to sell that at, though we don't really know if a lower offer was accepted, right?

When searching for “Sold” items, it shows it was sold for the original asking price and not “Best offer accepted”, so it seems it went for the full $7828.63 (plus shipping!!!!).

I also think it’s curious it was sold the same day Mr. Underhill posted it in here... I think you deserve a commission 😀.
Aug 21
2021/8/21 15:37:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ligandil wrote:

Berelach wrote:

Stu wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Ligandil wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Seller: cranswick-books
(811)
Ended Aug 21, 2021
Buy-It-Now:
£5,750.00
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill



Here's one for the deep pocketed amongst us.

Someone did pay the almost $8000 for this one. 😳

Not I. I don't have that kind of scratch. The market for Tolkien continues to be red hot

Took about 8 months to sell, mind (price unchanged during that time).

I count 10. Still an impressive price to sell that at, though we don't really know if a lower offer was accepted, right?

When searching for “Sold” items, it shows it was sold for the original asking price and not “Best offer accepted”, so it seems it went for the full $7828.63 (plus shipping!!!!).

I also think it’s curious it was sold the same day Mr. Underhill posted it in here... I think you deserve a commission 😀.

LOL, and it seems like they can afford to pay it to me too!!
Aug 22
2021/8/22 2:45:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

Berelach wrote:

Trotter wrote:

Probably a good candidate for rebinding

Seller: sniffsniffping60
(1407)
Ended Aug 30, 2021
£1,173.00
[48 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter

For sure, though it's not so bad for a 3rd, is it? Educate me please. It's been a long road, collecting from here to there (sorry, that's a seriously unconscionable reference, apologies.... hopefully no one here knows it) ... now that I have my fair share of 4th/3rd/2nd editions, I'm finally ready to work on 1sts. All I currently have are some UK 1st/4ths and US 1st/later states... so, happy to have those, but they're nothing special.

I may bid on that 3rd, considering its fair starting price, but being publicized on this site I probably won't bid high enough. And I'd rather just continue waiting until this nutty bubble bursts. Hoping it doesn't take 10 years... but I'm prepared to wait it out if it does. I really can't afford much of what I could beforehand.... so be it, I can wait until the hobby normalizes. I want it to be fun, not bank-breaking.

A 4th print that was in similar shape and no dust wrapper sold on ABE books for 1700 USD a few months back. So that could give you an indication of where this one might go.

That copy was actually quite a lot cleaner than this one, I think. Though this is by no means a bad copy.
Aug 22
2021/8/22 10:49:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Another 1st edition Hobbit from 1946 no dust-jacket.

Seller: pma_lancashire
(1264)
Ended Sep 1, 2021
£926.00
[9 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
Aug 25
2021/8/25 3:01:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here's an interesting one. I have this one already but mine isn't still in the plastic.

Seller: bluegopher99
(4595)
Ended Aug 31, 2021
$330.00
[23 Bids]
Submitted by: Mr. Underhill
Aug 25
2021/8/25 9:00:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: philsar6670
(19)
Ended Aug 29, 2021
£135.00
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
Aug 25
2021/8/25 22:15:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not Ebay auction, though still interesting. David Miller listed a 1st Print UK Hobbit for 19k USD. Ex library, spine damage, no dust wrapper...it's already on hold.

https://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/pages ... ll-leather-clamshell-case
Aug 27
2021/8/27 5:34:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: dbflyer_2000
(25261)
Ended Sep 5, 2021
$820.00
[21 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
Aug 27
2021/8/27 6:39:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Haven't seen this particular mash up of editions in the Canadian Heroic Tales box before.

Seller: thesteelfox7
(840)
Ended Sep 6, 2021
$44.95
[1 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu


Edit: I see Berelach has it documented, though

https://www.tolkienbooks.us/ca/lotr/u1986/h-lotr-slipcase-1986
Aug 27
2021/8/27 8:52:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Some splash damage of some sort to the spine but I think that would be easily cleaned. I’ve never seen this combo together with that box either. Interesting.
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