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LOTR books?

  1. Feb 17, 2006 #1
    lets say I had a 25th anniversary box set of LOTR in mint condition, would they be worth anything?
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2006 #2

    Chi Meson

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    See if someone is selling that set on eBay. These days, eBay sets the price.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2006 #3

    arildno

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    Probably not.
    I've got a mint first edition of Newton's "Principia Mathematica", and that is hardly worth anything.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2006 #4

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    The Latin one? I might give you 25 bucks for it.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2006 #5

    arildno

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    I'll think about it.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2006 #6
    can anyone find the 50th anniversary for sale from an actual bookstore, (online). It's the blue hardcover leatherbound edition
     
  8. Feb 19, 2006 #7

    Ooooh :tongue2:

    By first edition you mean printed in 1687?
     
  9. Feb 19, 2006 #8

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    From what I have learned from my in-laws who are collectors/antiquers, the only real valued books are first run printings. You can have a first edition, but not a first printing. It gets tricky. There are people who specialize in book appraisal. You might try to hunt one down on-line and see if they can give you a rough ball park figure.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2006 #9
    lol, i don't think a first edition is is my price range :P
     
  11. Feb 19, 2006 #10

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    Unless this was a very limited printing, I doubt it. LOTR has simply sold too many copies and it's hard to believe that any edition is all that rare unless the publisher intentionally made it that way.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2006 #11

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    http://www.oddvolumesunited.com/appraisals.html

    Again, I think you need to look around. Look at the very top in bold:
    Granted, this was signed, but a first printing might be valuable as well.

    I have no idea if they are legit, but how can you turn down such a thoughtful looking individual?

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