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Re: The Wonders of...

Jul 13, 2014 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Seller: mjtbooks (1371)
Ended Aug 6, 2014
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$50.00
Probably not worth anything at all with pages missing.

"Please Note: pages 1057 to 1088 are missing in this copy. This is a binder's error, the pages were not removed and there is no evidence that they are gone until one does a close collation of the book."

eBay Item #131240751013


Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: tomjangle88 (7)
Ended Jul 24, 2014
£11.49
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Not a 1976 Deluxe Hobbit.

eBay Item #331261790772

"This book is in near perfect condition, the only sign of wear is a slight fading of the authors name on the spine which can be seen in the photos.

The book comes without a box which has unfortunately been lost. There is no damage to any of the pages and the hard cover is free from dents/scratches.

This is a rare 1st edition collectors item, please see the link for an example of this edition on the jonkers rare book site: https://www.jonkers.co.uk/products/detail/productid/5185

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to see more photographs, happy bidding. Please note: There is a fixed reserve of £50 on this item.

Official description:

"Deluxe edition. First edition in this deluxe format. Black buckram with dragon embossed on upper cover in white, gold and red. Colour frontis, 7 colour plates and 6 black and white plates. Double page map"

I reserve the right to end this auction early/at any time.
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The copy of the page below gives it away, not from 1976, the link to Jonkers appears to be a 1976 Hobbit, not the 4th Impression 1986 Hobbit as in the case.

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Re: The Wonders of...

Jul 21, 2014 - in Collector's Marketplace
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That copy of the 1984 Deluxe Hobbit has been annoying me for the last couple of weeks in my eBay searches. I almost sent the guy a message suggesting he made his listing a bit more accurate, but couldn't be bothered in the end. I figured anyone would look at the copyright page picture before buying (even though it was only in "tinyvision" when I looked).


Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: *0cult0* (4563)
Ended Jul 20, 2014
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£50.00
Seller: vcfvcs (247)
Ended Jul 28, 2014
£150.00
[24 Bids]
Seller: shell_d1990 (390)
Ended Jul 2, 2014
£11.75
[4 Bids]
How eBay works...

2nd July: £11.75
eBay Item #321440440530

20th July: £50
eBay Item #181468846095

28th July: £150
eBay Item #251596622420

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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: worldofbooks08 (1192741)
Ended Jul 28, 2014
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£2.99
or if you did not get the bargain above in the three times it was sold, how about this, third time you sold it would be over £1000.

eBay Item #141360857964


Re: The Wonders of...

Jul 28, 2014 - in Collector's Marketplace
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The 7-volume auctions were all definitely different sets Trotter; look at the the shrinkwrap coverings --all have different holes & stretches on them.

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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: erehwonbr (174)
Ended Sep 5, 2014
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Why use this picture for ebooks?

eBay Item #221515656649

Not to mention that these ebooks are probably not legally legitimate.
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By Jlong

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This first American printing of RotK is a disaster: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Part ... &sr=1-57&keywords=tolkien

The $170 price is almost laughable. I don't think I'd pay $17.
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Seller: harryshoes (2585)
Ended Aug 17, 2014
£20.09
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This is an interesting book, a 1st printing with commentary from the original buyer.

eBay Item #221519251942

The original buyer in 1962, stated that "This edition, alas, is spoiled by inappropriate illustrations".

I don't agree with these sentiments, but it is interesting that Pauline Baynes, was still being questioned as an illustrator in 1962.

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Re: The Wonders of...

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I too saw this (re-listed; no buyers first time around) & found the marginalia very interesting. Not sure if it's interesting enough to make me want to buy it, but interesting nonetheless. I've been looking for copies of The Silmarillion with contemporary marginalia for quite some time (as early reception of the book itself; & marginalia [as something some readers do] is something I'm very interested in); never seen any copies though...

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