Tolkien Collector's Guide
What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
(1) 2 3 4

What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Jul 23, 2010
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 88

OK this is meant to be a bit of light-hearted fun, just to see the range of ideas that come up. I have around £100 to spend on my next Tolkien purchase. Imagine yourself without any of the books you own, and tell me what YOU think I should spend my £100 on.

Currently I am thinking a later edition of the 1969 deluxe bible paper LOTR and the 2004 deluxe Hobbit.


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

Yip. There was a 1972 deluxe 2nd imp. up on eBay, opening at £59 or something. Oxfam it was. Think they would happily take £100! Get something old...

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


By garm

Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Apr 29, 2007
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 686

Here you go -

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... 6sts%3Dt%26x%3D29%26y%3D9

you Need one of these!
_________________


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

Not for that price you don't!

What about an early impression of The Hobbit, if you can find one. You could probably get a 2nd edition from the 60's in decent condition for under £100 no problem. Or try & pick up a LotRs 2nd/1st set?

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Jul 23, 2010
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 88

Poems and stories went unsold for £30 the other day, so Im not paying £100 for it!

Old stuff does appeal to me, but the question is what to go for first!
_________________


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

Your pretty safe with Hobbit's & LotRs. £100 is not a bad amount to have to spend. You'll not get early editions of these in F/F or anything, but you'll pick up some nice copies that you'll enjoy owning I think...

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


By garm

Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Apr 29, 2007
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 686

Oh well; seems I'm not up on prices these days, so take no notice of me - but you do need a copy of Poems and Stories anyway, for whatever price you can get it.

As for a LotR 2nd ed. 1st imp - I saw a set today in Oxford for £150.00 which I thought was a bit dear, esp. since I bought a lovely 1965 1st ed. set from the same shop last year which was priced at £130, but he took off 10% for cash.
_________________


By garm

Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Apr 29, 2007
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 686

If you want something old, take a look here -

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Searc ... =93&y=9&yrh=1924&yrl=1908

- but ignore the obvious false entries!
_________________


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
Aug 16, 2007
From Scotland
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1898

Clearly we have nothing better to be doing on a Saturday evening than suggesting to Bruffyboy what he should spend his money on! Now, I'm sure I had a life... where did I put it...

BH
_________________
BH

You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

Joined:
May 2, 2008
From Belgium
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 152

I'm in a dilemma here, and I'd like your opinions/advices, as I really don't know what to do.
Every year I do a summer job and from the money I earn, I take a part to spend on things I want. This year there are two things: my guitar project (I'm building an electric guitar) and some books, of course. Unfortunately, the guitar building project is (much) more expensive than I thought it would be.
With the 'book money' I have already bought a copy of the Ancrene Riwle (1955, Burns & Oates, with d/j) and it should arrive this week. I have now still got ca. £30 to spend on, but there are three 'deals' I have to choose from, and I find that quite hard.

Choice 1 is a 1st/4th of The Return of the King in good-very good condition (with dustjacket).
I want this one because: it would be my first 1st edition copy of The Lord of the Rings and it seems to have had quite a limited run (about 3200).
I doubt because: isn't it silly to buy just the third book and not having the other two? Wouldn't it give a feeling of deficiency?

Choice 2 consists of two books: Þe Liflade and te Passiun of Seinte Iuliene and Seinte Katerine (both published for the Early English Society), by S.R.T.O. d'Ardenne.
I want these two because: I am interested in Old and Middle English texts (studying English and German linguistics and philology at Ghent University). Also I am intrigued by Tolkien's more scholar writing and his 'significance' to these books. Also these books seem nice additions to my 'collection'.
I doubt because: what significance has really Tolkien had to these books? I know only this:
"D’Ardenne’s Þe Liflade ant te Passiun of Seinte Iuliene, for example, has been said to represent Tolkien’s most fully articulated thoughts on Middle English (Carpenter 140-41), and her edition of Seinte Katerine was begun with Tolkien’s collaboration. (Michael Drout, Tolkien Studies IV)
Is it really worth buying those, with regards to Tolkien's significance in them?

Choice 3 is the original 1936 publication of d'Ardenne's Þe Liflade and te Passiun of Seinte Iuliene.
I want this one because: of the reasons stated in choice two, plus it seems to me it has more of a collectable value than the E.E.S. edition (being scarcer and harder to find).
I doubt because: I'm not sure it is the same text of the E.E.S. edition. Also it costs about £40 which means I have to go beyond my budget of £30 and this for just one book. (If I go for deal 2 I have two books, including this one, though a later and less scarce edition)

Your opinions - and perhaps advices - on this somewhat annoying matter would be most helpful!

PS: If pictures would help you, please ask and I'll put some here that I received from the books' sellers.
_________________
'Love not too well the work of thy hands and the devices of thy heart; and remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West, and cometh from the Sea'



(1) 2 3 4
All original content © 2018 by the submitting authors. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us