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By Red

Re: Lucky finds

Aug 22, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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How does this rate as a lucky find? A first North American edition of "Farmer Giles of Ham" in nice shape with a dust jacket - for $20 usd.


Re: Lucky finds

Aug 22, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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Sounds nice to me. Congrats!
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By Jlong

Re: Lucky finds

Aug 22, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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Nice find, Red. My copy of Farmer Giles I got for about the same a while ago on eBay. On Abebooks, you'd be hard pressed to find a decent copy with the dust jacket for $100.
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Re: Lucky finds

Sep 29, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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This week's lucky find for me: a reasonably nice issue of

The Microcosm Spring 1923
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=11740

for under $8.
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By Jlong

Re: Lucky finds

Sep 29, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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Wow, that is lucky.
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Wow - I hadn't even heard of that! I *must* read that site more often ...

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Re: Lucky finds

Sep 29, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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It's not half bad that TolkienBooks site!
Think the chap who runs it pops his head in here, once in a blue moon...
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By Red

Re: Lucky finds

Sep 30, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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That is a rare find - I wouldn't even have known there was a Tolkien connection - very good!
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Re: Lucky finds

Oct 1, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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Just thought I'd mention a cool Tolkien association (vaguely) - the previous issue of The Microcosm (Winter 1922, Vol. VII No. 4) contains

E. V. Gordon - The Lay of Attila - pp. 22-25
"The original of this lay is in the collection of Old Norse poetry known as the Elder Edda." (From the intro.)

Gudrun plays a significant role here. "Never has any other lady gone forth in mail to avenge her brothers as she did. The bright queen was the death of three great kings before she died."
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By Deagol

Re: Lucky finds

Oct 2, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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I wonder if that is the same copy that came through on one of my ABE-Wants emails last week...? I missed out, but it's good to know it has gone to a good home.
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