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

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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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I think i remember looking this up whe I bought my copy and found that "Elephant Hide" is just a tough paper which doesn't scuff easily. Not made from real elephants.


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Aw, that's a shame. (kidding)

It's my favourite Folio edition, too. The topstain is a blood red, the head and tail bands are lovely; and the pattern on the front board is ingenious. They fit in the hand lovely, too.

But you Need a slipcase with them!
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Here's a nice item if you don't mind a little scuffing to the spine


http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-First-Edit ... ction&hash=item230a0cd481


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dunedain wrote:
Here's a nice item if you don't mind a little scuffing to the spine


http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-First-Edit ... ction&hash=item230a0cd481


I think I would rather just send the rest to you David, and keep doing so each month until I take receipt of a rather special trio of books!


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Well the folio edition never turned up, full refund offered, so it's back to the original £100, all of which I will be sending to David as a deposit on one of my top three wants!
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