The Lord of the Rings
£37.25
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Jun 22
2021/6/22 21:29:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ligandil wrote:

Stu wrote:

Seller: book-box-london
(1885)
Ended Jun 21, 2021
Buy-It-Now:
£1,350.00
Submitted by: Stu


Mad that this sold for this price. I paid about £200 $170 for my copy (in better condition) two years ago.

If someone pays so much for an item, I would say they're a serious collector. And if they're a serious collector, I'd imagine they'd read this forum.


Honestly a serious collector might pay big money, but only for a fine copy in a fine jacket. That was bought by someone who didn't know any better (even in today's inflated market).
Jun 24
2021/6/24 0:06:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Abebooks.com (affiliate)
The Hobbit or There And Back Again
J.R.R. Tolkien
30912365821
$2828.87
Availability: InStock


Children's Book Club Hobbit

yellow boards, marked somewhat,spine tanned, gilt lettering a little faded, corners bumped.contents clean and sound, binding is firm.Overall a fair copy , first edition ,printed to wartime standards, with black and white illustrations, lacking dw.Photos availible on request Size: 8 Vo. Seller Inventory # 023655

Seems a bit (very, very) steep for a copy lacking the jacket...
Jun 24
2021/6/24 22:16:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Is this really worth all this money? Very curious to know your expert opinions.

Seller: burnsiderarebooks
(2744)
Ended Jul 31, 2021
Buy-It-Now:
$1,650.00
Submitted by: Ligandil
Jun 24
2021/6/24 22:35:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ligandil wrote:

Is this really worth all this money? Very curious to know your expert opinions.

Seller: burnsiderarebooks
(2744)
Ended Jul 31, 2021
Buy-It-Now:
$1,650.00
Submitted by: Ligandil

Don't think so - especially with flaws.

However, I did sell a duplicate last year for $1150 (but it was in very good condition without any real flaw).

I have seen a couple sell in the $1000 price range and a couple with very high asking prices up to $2000. A few years ago they were generally selling under $400 - Having said all that - a relatively small sample size.
Jul 3
2021/7/3 14:31:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Abebooks.com (affiliate)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Tolkien, J.R.R.
30946996547
(Hardcover)
£1862.28
Availability: Not Available


Very strange listing, it is a 1942 GA&U Hobbit and it looks like they have taken the cover from the facsimile Hobbit and chopped the top off to make it fit. No pictures of the book.
Jul 3
2021/7/3 21:11:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

Abebooks.com (affiliate)
The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Tolkien, J.R.R.
30946996547
(Hardcover)
£1862.28
Availability: Not Available


Very strange listing, it is a 1942 GA&U Hobbit and it looks like they have taken the cover from the facsimile Hobbit and chopped the top off to make it fit. No pictures of the book.

This seller has been trying to sell this for a while, with the incompetently cut down facsimile 1st jacket. They have never shown any actual pictures of the book itself, so I think we can make some solid guesses about the condition...
Jul 6
2021/7/6 23:56:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: madofe5560
(45)
Ended Jul 13, 2021
$11.99
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Jlong


No wonder this seller has an 85.2% feedback rating.

What a disaster...
Jul 7
2021/7/7 1:21:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Odd that there are no pictures of the book, as you note, as this is from a very reputable dealer, although I have noticed that ABE listings often do not show as many photos. It is also recased and listed as a third edition.
Jul 7
2021/7/7 4:44:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Entshelm wrote:

I have noticed that ABE listings often do not show as many photos

I also wonder why this is: I usually have to send messages to each seller for some photos, just makes everything slower.
Jul 11
2021/7/11 17:26:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: gollumanelf63
(4205)
Ended Jul 18, 2021
£5,500.00
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Trotter
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