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What's going on here?

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (Hardback, 1992, Centenary edition) (Current bid: £92)

This description only has:-

THE SILMARILLION
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Hardback Centenary Edition (1992)
Excellent condition


The photo is perhaps a stock picture too.

With the knowledge that this edition ran into several impressions, of which this could be one, one has to ask, simply --why?

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By Jlong

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Wow! That is really high.
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I think it was Shill bidding


By Halla

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I bid on this but quit when it went above the price of one on Abebooks. If it was shill bidding I would probably have been offered it as a 'second chance' and I haven't (yet).
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Hobbit-Bo ... Books&hash=item3f218da9e7

Bought this book with the same sketch and signed a few weeks ago with DJ for far far far less.

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I have not seen these two sold as a pair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-Lord-of ... ction&hash=item4ac0e931d5



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Halla --why were you bidding on it? It doesn't say it's a 1st, & I don't see any evidence ("Questions and answers about this item" posted by seller) anyone asked. Were you anywhere near that £92 mark? I think you could get a copy far, far cheaper than this.

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Ha Ha!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-HOBBIT-ha ... Books&hash=item2c6c106439

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The listing itself is hysterical:

Must be very rare--i can't find this edition anywhere: eBay, WorthPoint, etc. No where. The only other one that came close was selling for $999. Mine looks the same as that, and is in better condition, but he says his is illustrated by Tolkien. He could be mistaken. Anyway--mine is also hardback, but illustrated by the great Alan Lee. Both b/w and color ilustrations, and lots of 'em. Inside is in absolute MINT condition. Cover is darn near mint too--just two pin-point white specks, and a 1/4" by 1/16" smudge on the back. They'll probably wipe off, but i am not going to touch this thing. Found it in parent's attic. Pages nice and crisp. Just beautiful.


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Great photos to show off this very rare book, what a numpty (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=numpty)

From the pictures it appears to be missing the dust-jacket, but from the description it may be included, but even so one of the best entries to The Wonders of... for a long time

Have a look at this listing from ebay, one book seems to be a lot more expensive than items that you "can't find this edition anywhere: eBay, WorthPoint, etc. No where. The only other one that came close was selling for $999. Mine looks the same as that, and is in better condition". I can see two US copies in the listing both of which have dust-jackets.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat ... +alan+lee+hardback&_sop=3



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