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

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Are you getting the RK 1st/4th for £30? That sounds awful good too. But, another RK will always come around (altho' doubtful at this price) --will the others? Sometimes it's worthwhile buying the rarities when the opportunity arises; you might not see another copy for a while. I'd buy RK personally...

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By laurel

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another good debate

I agree with Khamul. The RoK would be my choice. This being said I personally would rather save my money until i could afford a first impression (can get for £300 with wrapper if patient) or maybe buy a first w/o a d/w (circa £50) and then get a copy d/w (circa £25) to complete. I know the latter is not everyones cup of tea but with a different option.

'Sometimes it's worthwhile buying the rarities when the opportunity arises'

Great advise and dont hesitate. I have lost out on some great offers including a 1963 deluxe LOTR set for £400 only last year because i messed around. So if ROK is a good buy go for it.
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Hi Onónion,

The Iuliene in the photo is rebound. I have attached a few pictures in original (softcover) binding.

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

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Laurel I have lost out on some great offers including a 1963 deluxe LOTR set for £400 only last year because i messed around.


Something like that happened to me also. About two-three years ago, I had the chance to buy a Dutch first impression of The Fellowship of the Ring, signed by Tolkien for about €75, I think. I doubted because it was an ex-library copy (without d/j), in bad condition and wasn't too sure about the signature (I was rather a 'newbie' back then), and it was quite a lot of money for me back then. So I let it slip out of my hands, just like that.
A year ago, I was searching Beren's website and in his shop I saw that same book, for about €1800!
I cursed myself to hell. I could have had one of the very few - if not the sole! - signed Dutch Tolkien books.

But too bad, such things happen (although I hope they never do anymore ).

Edit/ Thank you for those photo's Remy!
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Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

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Laurel I have lost out on some great offers including a 1963 deluxe LOTR set for £400 only last year because i messed around.


I would have been extremely annoyed if that set had gone for £400, unless he sold it to me. As the eventual buyer of the copy in question, it cost considerably more than £400 when bidding finished on eBay.


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For under £100 this is not bad as well.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lord-Rings-Tolk ... ction&hash=item3a5e79d01a

For a second impression it is pretty good.


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Yeah, the thing about that book is that I really just want to go for the cheapest, irrespective of edition. I will wait for a good £50 one I think.
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Well I just spent £27 on a first edition 1997 Folio Silmarillion in fine condition - snapped up a new buy it now on ebay. Very happy with that, as it completes my folio set.

£73 left - any more ideas? Wish I had £800 for the folio deluxe lord of the rings on ebay right now!
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You might want to consider this: http://cgi.ebay.com/TOLKIEN-LORD-RING ... ction&hash=item483c30dc4d

I've always liked this Folio style, but this set does lack the slipcase. For the difference in price you might be able to find a slipcase (just happen to know of an extra one hanging around, but shipping is kind of prohibitive).


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I agree these are my favourite Folio editions of "The Lord of the Rings"

The books state they are bound in "Elephant Hide", anyone have any ideas what this means?



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