|Title: ||The Silmarillion. |
|Author: ||TOLKIEN, J.R.R. |
Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1977. First American edition. Octavo, Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
First issue with unbroken type on lines 28-29, page 229.
Bloody Rare Books
specializes in horror, science fiction, fantasy and crime and sells fine, first edition, signed and collectible books. All books listed as first editions are first printings,
unless otherwise noted. We are a member of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association (NHABA), the Ephemera Society of America (ESA), the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and BBB Accredited Business and Online Reliability Programs. Bloody Rare Posters
specializes in authentic and original movie posters and screenplays in horror, science fiction, fantasy and crime. Our posters are rare and genuine theater-used materials for films which had a U.S. theatrical release from the 1950's through today. We also carry foreign movie posters, including Belgian, Japanese, Polish, Czech and more. We do not sell reproductions or fakes
and we are a LAMP-approved dealer.
For more information, please visit our About the Seller
and About Our Listings
pages. For inquiries
please contact us by phone at 1-603-686-7168
Bloody Rare Books, LLC is a member of the New Hampshire Antiquarian Booksellers Association
(NHABA), the Ephemera Society of America
(ESA), the Independent Online Booksellers Association
(IOBA), Learn About Movie Posters Approved Dealer Association
(LAMP) and BBB Accredited Business and Online Reliability Programs
CONDITION GUIDELINES FOR BOOKS
Among rare book sellers and collectors, there is no official or universally accepted code of book evaluation and condition, though most dealers do their best to represent a book's condition as accurately as possible. The most commonly used terms to describe a book's condition, and hence it's intrinsic value, include the following: Fine, Near Fine, Very Good and Good. Always keep in mind that these terms, and how they are applied to a specific copy of a rare book, are subjective and will vary based on the seller's experience and interpretation.
This is our highest grade. A book and/or dust jacket listed in this condition should be almost "like new" with only very minor signs of use, wear and/or rubbing. Any flaws are usually described in the book's listing. A fine copy, particularly if it is of a rare book or rare in that condition, will usually carry a substantial premium in price.
A book and/or dust jacket in near fine condition cannot be classified as fine because it has a greater accumulation of minor flaws and signs of use than a fine copy. It's flaws are usually described in the book's listing. A near fine copy is still an extremely presentable and collectible copy, just not as close to "like new" as a fine copy.
A book and/or dust jacket in very good condition will still be very presentable and in generally sound condition, but it will have visible flaws, including minor fading or staining to covers, rubbing of the extremities, chipping at the spine ends, fraying of cloth, and/or soiling and foxing. A plus (+) or minus (-) sign may be added to a very good designation in order to account for the wide range of condition this classification presides over.
A book in good condition will show considerably more wear than grades which precede it and is usually not preferred by collectors unless it is highly rare or of considerable historical significance.
CONDITION GUIDELINES FOR POSTERS
Near Mint: This is our highest grade. A clean poster with bright, fresh color that may have the slightest of wear, but was generally unused, or used once and then carefully preserved thereafter. Acceptable signs of wear may include fold creases with slight fold wear, compression marks (from theater use), and/or fine pin holes. No significant holes and no paper loss.
Very Fine: A nicely preserved poster with bright color, though showing general signs of use. Acceptable signs of minimal wear may include minor fold separation (with slight color/paper loss), compression marks (from theater use) and creasing, minor tears along edges, and/or fine pin holes.
Fine: A poster with fresh color, still nicely preserved, but with general signs of use, comprising a greater accumulation of the flaws acceptable in higher classifications. Such signs may include tears at folds with some paper loss, tears at edges, creasing, fading, writing, compression marks, and/or pin holes.
Very Good: A poster with still fresh color but obvious signs of use and wear, including tears, paper loss, minor holes, hazing or foxing, writing, light creasing and/or staining.
Good: A poster with faded color showing significant signs of use, including tears and paper loss, brittle paper, tape, creasing, writing, hazing/foxing, and/or staining of image area. Could probably use restoration.
Poor: A poster that is damaged and/or worn, including any or all of the flaws described in higher classifications, and in need of restoration.
A note about our books:
All books listed as first editions are first printings, unless otherwise noted. All books are guaranteed to be as described in their listing or they may be returned for a full refund, postage included, within 14 days of receipt, provided they are received back in the same condition. All books are preserved and sold in archival dust jacket protectors and are packaged securely for shipment. Our highest grade for book condition is "fine." Please see our Book Collecting FAQ
for additional information on condition guidelines and information on book collecting. A note about our posters:
All posters are guaranteed originals and were issued for the original theatrical release of the film, unless otherwise noted. All posters noted as folded have been previously unfolded and preserved in mylar sleeves against acid-free board (and, in most cases, will be rolled and tubed for shipment). All posters are guaranteed to be as described in their listing or they may be returned for a full refund, postage included, within 14 days of receipt, provided they are received back in the same condition. All posters are packaged securely and shipped in sturdy boxes, flat packs or tubes, as the case may be. Our highest grade for poster condition is "mint". Please see our Movie Poster FAQ
for additional information on poster conditions and sizes. Condition grading:
All photos displayed are of the actual item for sale. For additional photos or information on the condition of any item, please contact us. You can read more about our condition grading guidelines in our Book Collecting FAQs
and Movie Posters FAQs
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and we are not satisfied unless you are. All items are guaranteed to be as described or they may be returned for a full refund, postage included, provided they are received back in the same condition within 14 days of receipt. All return shipments must be shipped insured, and in the original packaging (if possible).
Bloody Rare Books, LLC. – P.O. Box 395 – Exeter, NH 03833-0395