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Dec 19, 2009
2009/12/19 4:47:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I can only repeat Wellinghall.

This looks like an automatically generated sales talk, composed from information from the net, without someone checking for basic correctness. The misdescription of facts plainly on display is repeated from in the previous item in this topic's gallery in almost identical manner. But with the priceless (!) addition, that in this case 'Revised Edition' is printed prominently on all three dj's on display! Someone has been thoroughly asleep while putting this up for sale.
Dec 19, 2009
2009/12/19 8:24:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'm not as charitable as Mithrennaith when it comes to this seller. I don't think it's a question of someone being asleep. Apart from the fact that all of this vendor's descriptions are this florid, he's also guilty of deception (in my opinion) in that he's getting us in with the promise of a first ed, first printing set in djs, and only tells us of the true facts later.

I bought my own set for £45.00 ; they're in much better nick, too.
Dec 19, 2009
2009/12/19 21:20:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Okay, this isn't a book, but take a look -

http://cgi.ebay.com/Franklin-Mint-Lau ... ain_0?hash=item2c524c9e4d

Now theyre making things up stories of their own...
Dec 20, 2009
2009/12/20 1:14:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
¦:(

Whatever ...
Dec 31, 2009
2009/12/31 22:07:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This description caught the eye...

TOLKIEN: SAURON DEFEATED HB 1st/1st overpriced!!!

BH

I'm sure something is happening tonight...
Dec 31, 2009
2009/12/31 22:38:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For once, someone is actually honest. Very funny find.
Jan 7, 2010
2010/1/7 22:24:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Hobbit

What Edition/Impression do you think we have here?...

BH
Jan 7, 2010
2010/1/7 22:43:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ahh Yes, the rare and elusive 1972 Seventh - Sixteenth - First Impression of the Third First Edition 1937.

Don't think I have one of those in my collection at the moment. Will most likely bid a small fortune to acquire this one.....
Jan 9, 2010
2010/1/9 17:21:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
"TOLKIEN LORD OF THE RINGS -RARE TRUE UK 1ST/1ST"

... until you get down to the (relatively) small print, and see that ...

"OFFERED FOR AUCTION HERE WITHOUT DUSTJACKETS & IN GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE, ARE THE ORIGINAL 1ST PRINTS OF THE 2ND EDITIONS"

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOLKIEN-LORD-OF ... on_GL?hash=item2eaa43fb7c

- wellinghall
Jan 29, 2010
2010/1/29 14:05:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here is another good one. A lot of them claim to be 'Rare.' However, not many make claims like this!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-J-R-R-Tolk ... tible?hash=item3efc670d0e
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