Tolkien Collector's Guide
Nov 6, 2020
2020/11/6 9:22:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just for the historical price record

Seller: nifid_56
(52)
Ended Oct 26, 2020
£245.00
[5 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu


Seller: thoutmosis2
(181)
Ended Oct 23, 2020
£210.00
[25 Bids]
Submitted by: emilien


Seller: grinnyhancock
(652)
Ended Oct 24, 2020
£51.00
[12 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu
Nov 6, 2020
2020/11/6 9:23:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: obeliskbooks
(550)
Ended Nov 15, 2020
£945.00
[6 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu
Nov 6, 2020 (edited)
2020/11/6 19:54:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Seller: obeliskbooks
(550)
Ended Nov 15, 2020
£945.00
[6 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu

Smart time to sell this, seems like plenty of people after it.. guessing it will pass £1,000.
Nov 6, 2020
2020/11/6 21:34:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

Stu wrote:

Seller: obeliskbooks
(550)
Ended Nov 15, 2020
£945.00
[6 Bids]
Submitted by: Stu

Smart time to sell this, seems like plenty of people after it.. guessing it will pass £1,000.

Entirely possible - though I suspect maybe not quite that high. That's why I wasn't willing to part with any of my copies earlier this year. It is clear that these are currently rising (finally) and I don't think they will be dropping back in the near future.
Nov 6, 2020
2020/11/6 21:57:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
For my concern, I managed to get very recently my two super deluxe (CoH and TLoS&G) for a quite nice price. And I'm very happy :)
Nov 6, 2020
2020/11/6 22:48:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

emilien wrote:

For my concern, I managed to get very recently my two super deluxe (CoH and TLoS&G) for a quite nice price. And I'm very happy :)


Good to hear!
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 10:20:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Not eBay...

https://affiliates.abebooks.com/c/9724 ... nt_CM%26cm_ite%3Dreadmore

No photo, but standard CoH bookplated edition.

"From the library of Christopher Lee, though unmarked as such..."
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 21:18:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Not eBay...

https://affiliates.abebooks.com/c/9724 ... nt_CM%26cm_ite%3Dreadmore

No photo, but standard CoH bookplated edition.

"From the library of Christopher Lee, though unmarked as such..."

"Take my word for it your money is well-spent"
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 21:56:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

Not eBay...

https://affiliates.abebooks.com/c/9724 ... nt_CM%26cm_ite%3Dreadmore

No photo, but standard CoH bookplated edition.

"From the library of Christopher Lee, though unmarked as such..."

"Take my word for it your money is well-spent"

Yeah, would be wanting some decent provenance. e.g. sales receipt from his estate or similar. When it comes to selling books, if a statement such as this doesn't have documentation to back it up (or is implicit due to some specific feature of the book -- e.g. it being a dummy copy or somesuch), the statement is worthless.
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 22:43:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The seller is Peter Harrington (ABA, ILAB), a VERY well-known and HIGHLY respected seller of fine antiquarian and otherwise rare books. That should inspire trust, since any strike on their reputation would be hugely costly to them. I expect they obtained the book directly from the estate of Christopher Lee, and/or can otherwise document the provenance.

That being said, I wouldn't pay this much for this book even if it were ex libris Christopher Tolkien, let alone Christopher Lee. But your/others' mileage may vary.
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