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1st, 1st American Tom Bombadil $15
By Jlong

1st, 1st American Tom Bombadil $15

Mar 6, 2012

I'd buy it, but I already own a copy, and the pen inscription turns me off a bit.

eBay Item #140717267604

Mar 6, 2012
Did anyone here buy it?
Mar 6, 2012
There is also a UK version of this book for sale here: http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... e-id-2854836/lot-13537971

Says it is signed, but info is minimal.
Mar 6, 2012
sssstttt.... don't spoil the fun for me ....
Mar 6, 2012
Nae luck Beren! Now, let's not all start bidding against each other on this one...

BH
Mar 7, 2012
Oh well, then; I s'pose I'd better not mention the previous lot in that auction - a signed FGH, published by Unwin Brothers, 1949.

http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... e-id-2854836/lot-13537970
Mar 7, 2012
No, you better not mention it!
Mar 7, 2012
Oh well, then; I s'pose I'd better not mention the previous lot in that auction - a signed FGH, published by Unwin Brothers, 1949. http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auc ... e-id-2854836/lot-13537970


Completely "forgot" to mention that.
Mar 8, 2012
I asked for additonal info and got the following from Mark Jones, General Cataloger & Valuer @ Rosebery's

Lot 1011 (Farmer Giles of Ham) - Dust jacket slightly frayed, slight discolouration, overall typical wear. With photographs stuck in, some pages and photographs slightly damaged. Signed but provenance unavailable.

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Mar 8, 2012
Lot 1012 (Tom Bombadil) - Dust jacket slightly frayed, slight discolouration, overall typical wear. Signed but provenance unavailable.

So do you think the signatures are original? I haven't got a clue.

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Mar 14, 2012
Blimey
Both of these went for £3200 each ! - won by a phone bidder
Anybody won lottery and went for them?
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