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By Deagol

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Jan 23, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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Does anyone here own a copy of the Dora Owen book in a jacket?
I am interested to know which illustration appears on the upper cover.
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By remy

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One has the illustration from "The Ferlie" on Page 22 on the Upper Cover of the DJ.

The other has the illustration from "The Fairy Revel" on Page 62.


By laurel

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Now that is gready - two copies

mine has The Veairies P68 and very nice too.

Looks like all of them may have had their turn ? Anyone got Goblin feet - now that would be special


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The Dora Owen book sold for GBP211.79 on Ebay recently. The book was very well represented in the listing, the seller really did a good job with that. As far as I could tell no dust jacket present.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370576512039? ... 423.l2649#ht_25297wt_1396

On abebooks there is a copy for sale WITH a dust jacket for GBP490.95.

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... ook%2Bof%2BFairy%2BPoetry

I'm not in anyway an expert on pricing but I've read that a dust jacket can represent up to 80% of a book's value. So either the Ebay book sold too high or the Abebooks listing is a bargain? (The third option being I suck at math).



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So either the Ebay book sold too high or the Abebooks listing is a bargain? (The third option being I suck at math).

-SonOfDolf


eBay sold too high!? Abebooks bargain!? The first --I think so. The second --never heard of such a thing. I don't know if you suck at math(s). (It was, as you say, a pretty smart looking auction tho'.)

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By Red

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Don't know if this qualifies as a lucky find or not, but I found this tucked inside a softcover copy of The Silmarillion. I bought the book some time ago, but never noticed the bookmark until now.

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Yes, I think that counts as a lucky find, Red! Probably not a very valuable one, but luck doesn't have to be about monetary worth.

- wellinghall


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Yeh, these small surprises are always the best. Like when you find loose gatherings in your 1982 Super Deluxe copy of The Silmarillion!

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I had a visitor to the library the other day with a family Bible, wanting advice on binding repair. It was a nice Bible, late 18th-century, but laid inside (and not known to the owner) was an unrecorded leaflet, in mint condition, from (I think) the early 19th century, offering a special prayer to relieve the people of Kent, England from some terrible disease then afflicting them. You never know what you'll find.

Wayne


By Morgan

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I was happy today to win the HarperCollins Tolkien Family Album (thanks to Khamul for selling me the Houghton Mifflin edition earlier!) for almost the original price on the dust jacket: £13. I was actually a bit surprised to see it didn't go higher, which surely indicates that it is often overpriced.



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