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Sep 12, 2017 - in Collector's Marketplace
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But he spent "three weeks trying to find a true value"!


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Berelach wrote:
But he spent "three weeks trying to find a true value"!


Yeah, I should let him know that my set - also from Australia - cost me $25 and I was the only bidder...


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This looks pretty good, looks to have some first printings, but ends very soon, about 5 hours from posting.

eBay Item #132402760659


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Seller: cv00030 (2107)
Ended Jan 29, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£724.99
eBay Item #112758860901


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Seller: cv00030 (2107)
Ended Jan 29, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£724.99

Berelach wrote:
eBay Item #112758860901


Hmmm, I see has increased the price from £500 to £725.

I must admit, I'm not fond of this seller (still somewhat annoyed at him downloading the medium res facsimile Hobbit dustjackets I created and posted up here a few years ago and sticking them on his eBay books without the courtesy of asking -- in which case I'd have probably given him the high res ones...).

That gripe aside, these are undoubtedly rare books, but equally there can't be that many people who particularly want a copy either.

If anyone is daft enough to pay that kind of price, I'll sell you mine which is in better condition :)


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Seller: cv00030 (2079)
Ended Jan 27, 2018
£268.00
[22 Bids]
The same Pleasure in Reading Longsman Hobbit book is also (simultaneously) listed for a bidding auction now, in addition to the Buy-It-Now auction mentioned above

eBay Item #112760380330
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By Stu

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Seller: cv00030 (2079)
Ended Jan 27, 2018
£268.00
[22 Bids]

Urulöké wrote:
The same Pleasure in Reading Longsman Hobbit book is also (simultaneously) listed for a bidding auction now, in addition to the Buy-It-Now auction mentioned above

eBay Item #112760380330



Notice that like a lot of this sellers listings it is private. IMHO, there are no honest reasons to privately list a book, and I won't touch such auctions with 10 foot pole, as the likelihood of shill-bidding is so high.


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I see the pleasure in reading private listing "sold" for £268 but still has it for sale as a BIN for £750. I certainly have my suspicions about that auction!
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/173152934406

1956 Hobbit inscribed in tengwar by Alan Garner to cousin and God-daughter, and dated in 1956. The inscription is intended to read: "To Brenda from Alan get well soon" (but Garner has left out the "et" of "get").

The seller notes:

"Tolkien expressed disapproval of Garner's first novel and Garner denies ever having read The Lord of the Rings, but the decision to present a copy of the Hobbit with an inscription written in Elvish to his cousin and God-Daughter suggests that Garner admired Tolkien and was at least potentially influenced by his work."

I have to say, that in 1956 the only way anyone could have made this inscription would have been to at least study the tengwar in The Lord of the Rings, so it seems unlikely indeed that Garner didn't read LotR (if in fact he made that claim).
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Seller: allanbitsandbobs1971 (676)
Ended Mar 3, 2018
£108.75
[4 Bids]
eBay Item #273083774192
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