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  1. #1
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    The Return of The King First Edition (1955)

    I m interested in collecting tolkein's books and I have found The Return of The King First Edition (1955) going for £40, I would love to buy it and is there a market for these books maybe make some money off this collectors book. Should I get it to start my collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K0H-SpYrO View Post
    I m interested in collecting tolkein's books and I have found The Return of The King First Edition (1955) going for £40, I would love to buy it and is there a market for these books maybe make some money off this collectors book. Should I get it to start my collection?
    If you don't want it I'll buy it myself...
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS]"You can't fight the Enemy with his own Ring without turning into an Enemy" - J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter # 81


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    Quote Originally Posted by K0H-SpYrO View Post
    I m interested in collecting tolkein's books and I have found The Return of The King First Edition (1955) going for £40, I would love to buy it and is there a market for these books maybe make some money off this collectors book. Should I get it to start my collection?
    This pricing (£40) indicates an edition that would be a novelty and emotional fulfillment rather than an investment.

    The definition of first edition varies and a "First Edition" defined for investment, meaning graded, publisher, first run, etc., can often start at £10,000, yes thousands, in price.

    Also, the definition of "First Edition" is important and varies. There is a difference between a "First Edition" publisher/reviewer copy vs retail copy vs special edition, signed, etc.

    Some interesting links:

    http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/...tion/sortby/1/

    http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkie...-book-shop.htm

 

 

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