The Lord of the Rings
$166.37
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Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 22:56:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Aelfwine wrote:

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.

I agree re Peter Harrington, BUT if the buyer onsells the book, s/he needs documented provenance because s/he won't be Peter Harrington, so any value/trust attributed to Peter will be lost. I don't really trust these bookplated editions at all, given the forgery problems associated with them.

In this case, the only real value I see to its origin is that it is much less likely to be one of the many fake bookplates floating around.
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:03:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Christopher Lee probably picked up his copy on eBay so I'm not sure if that logic sticks, Stu...
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:04:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

Christopher Lee probably picked up his copy on eBay so I'm not sure if that logic sticks, Stu...

You think? Wasn't he at one of the signings or am I mis-remembering? I recollect at the time people getting a few of the cast members including Bernard Hill and CL signing.
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:05:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:16:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Khamûl wrote:

Christopher Lee probably picked up his copy on eBay so I'm not sure if that logic sticks, Stu...

You think? Wasn't he at one of the signings or am I mis-remembering? I recollect at the time people getting a few of the cast members including Bernard Hill and CL signing.

Yes it was the release party at Waterford's of London.
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:22:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I don't recall Christopher Lee attending that - just Bernard Hill. Looking back at photographic evidence from that event doesn't show him attending either.

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/the ... %20hurin&sort=mostpopular
Nov 10, 2020
2020/11/10 23:49:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

I don't recall Christopher Lee attending that - just Bernard Hill. Looking back at photographic evidence from that event doesn't show him attending either.

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/the ... %20hurin&sort=mostpopular

He was a wizard. I'm sure he wouldn't be seen if he didn't want to.
Nov 11, 2020
2020/11/11 1:00:20 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

I don't recall Christopher Lee attending that - just Bernard Hill. Looking back at photographic evidence from that event doesn't show him attending either.

I thought PJ cut him out of those photos
Nov 11, 2020
2020/11/11 6:15:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

I don't recall Christopher Lee attending that - just Bernard Hill. Looking back at photographic evidence from that event doesn't show him attending either.

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/the ... %20hurin&sort=mostpopular

I'd hope I would have noticed him when I attended the event, CL is quite hard to miss
Nov 11, 2020
2020/11/11 9:05:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Berelach wrote:

Urulókë wrote:

I don't recall Christopher Lee attending that - just Bernard Hill. Looking back at photographic evidence from that event doesn't show him attending either.

I thought PJ cut him out of those photos

Haha. Yes probably that :)
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