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Apr 14
2020/4/14 7:05:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Howe set isn't that common a find, is it? I agree it's still about a £50 set if you do find it though.
Apr 14
2020/4/14 8:49:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
The Howe set isn't that common a find, is it? I agree it's still about a £50 set if you do find it though.

Uncommon as a set, but I see them fairly frequently (as these things go) individually.

The only thing rare/uncommon with either of these sets is when you have the original publishers slipcases (which are genuinely fairly uncommon).
May 27
2020/5/27 7:09:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: dogfark (2152)
Ended Jun 24, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£89.00
Submitted by: Max, Khamûl


Allen & Unwin, 1980, Fine book and very good jacket, with minor wear and scuffing to edges, spine title faded. Considered a companion to the History of Middle-earth set, however collectible on its own and now quite scarce.

May 27
2020/5/27 12:36:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: cv00030 (2909)
Ended Jul 6, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£70.00
Submitted by: Trotter


The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien, George Allen and Unwin, 1972
Key feature: The condition of this volume is stunning

About the book:

For sale is a remarkable example of The Hobbit, dating from the golden year of 1972.
This edition replicates the original, with amazing illustrations, endpaper maps and the Dragon covers.
This example is remarkably well-preserved. A great investment piece.


I would of thought the key feature was that it does not have the dust-jacket, seller forgets to mention this
May 27
2020/5/27 17:45:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:I would of thought the key feature was that it does not have the dust-jacket, seller forgets to mention this

I guess that's what makes it rare
May 27
2020/5/27 18:32:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

Trotter wrote:I would of thought the key feature was that it does not have the dust-jacket, seller forgets to mention this

I guess that's what makes it rare

I think you guys are being harsh, this come from.... "the golden year of 1972"
May 28
2020/5/28 23:00:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Khamûl wrote:
Seller: dogfark (2152)
Ended Jun 24, 2020
Buy-It-Now:
£89.00
Submitted by: Max, Khamûl


Allen & Unwin, 1980, Fine book and very good jacket, with minor wear and scuffing to edges, spine title faded. Considered a companion to the History of Middle-earth set, however collectible on its own and now quite scarce.


I see the same guy is selling a 1st edition / 1st impression of the 1976 the Hobbit Deluxe edition for £459 (I am looking around for a good copy of this one btw).

I guess the price he's asking is 3/4x the real price as he's doing on Unfinished Tales?
May 29
2020/5/29 7:03:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It's not from the Golden Year of 1972, so maybe you could negotiate a reduction...
May 29
2020/5/29 10:30:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
It's not from the Golden Year of 1972, so maybe you could negotiate a reduction...

The "Golden Year of 1972", ahhh yes, the new standard in Tolkien collecting.
May 29
2020/5/29 11:33:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very disappointed that Deagol does not have a section on his excellent website just devoted to the Golden Year of 1972
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