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Re: The Wonders of...

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Bit of a bidding war going on on this one, very, very sad Dust-jacket for this age Hobbit

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item5652a62553


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Re: The Wonders of...

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Madness, £100,000 starting price, but you can snap it up for £150K.

"J R R Tolkien lived at 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford during the years 1953-1968. We all know about the 'Lord Of The Rings' and the recent huge film success, but he also had 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return Of The King' published (1954) (sic) whilst living there. As part of the C S Lewis Tour that I once operated, I would visit the former home with visitors for photographs. On one such occasion I was offered the Fireplace surround that had been removed from Tolkiens Master Bedroom as pictured and now offered for sale. This grey fleck/burgundy coloured tiled fireplace surround is a once only opportunity for lovers of JRR Tolkien to own a part of our history that is so radically different, unique and an investment that can never be repeated! More detailed information can be seen at http://www.picturesofengland.com/oxfo ... a/tolkienmemorabilia.html

I have the original letter of authenticity from the owners of the property, who removed the surround whilst carrying out refurbishments. The document will naturally go to the new owner of the fireplace surround with the sale.

This Fireplace surround was previously offered for sale on Ebay at $250,000 which today equates to approximately £158, 207.00

Starting Price £100,000.00 Buy it Now £150,000.00 applies for the fireplace surround."



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By laurel

Re: The Wonders of...

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It was originally put on for a 1000 then seller changed to 1000000 _ maybe he forgot the zeros first time around
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By Jlong

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Why all the bidding?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-R-R-TOLKIEN ... 253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

You can just order a copy from the website for $10: http://www.firsts.com/BackIssues12.html

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My thoughts exactly. Also, from previous experience, Firsts is woeful, from a bibliographical perspective. This will have nothing in it you don't already know. (Plus, it only claims to contain: An Annotated Checklist of the Posthumous American First Editions. One would assume it touches upon some UK editions, what with it having a picture of a UK edition on its cover. But you never know.)

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By Morgan

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Off-topic: does anyone have a copy of this issue? The cover of the magazine gives me the impression that the article "Tolkien After Tolkien" is written by Guy Gavriel Kay (which I guess would be an interesting read).


Re: The Wonders of...

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That would indeed have been interesting --& is what I thought when I saw the cover at first. Have you looked at the link (that Jlong provided) though?:

October 2012
Guy Gavriel Kay: Weaving Fantasy and History
Guy Gavriel Kay: A Checklist
Tolkien After Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien: An Annotated Checklist of the Posthumous American First Editions
Time Travel is a Round-Trip Ticket
Books into Film: Marion’s Wall / Maxie
Previously in Firsts: 1992–H. G. Wells and Kurt Vonnegut; 2002–Howard Browne
and A. Conan Doyle


Doesn't look like it; two separate articles, I think.

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By Jlong

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I don't own a copy but might get one.
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Don't --it won't be very good.

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By Red

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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/THE-HOBBIT-Tol ... tible&hash=item4170bf63f3

I would keep it but my wife won't let me.

The poor wretch!




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