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THE SILMARILLION   by JRR TOLKIEN 

Leather Bound, Gilt edged 

STILL SEALED IN SHRINKWRAP - GIFT READY!

NOTE: The picture shown APPEARS to have a small crunch on the bottom right. That is an illusion. The book is perfect. See the physical description below**

 

Offered for the serious collector is this EXQUISITE leatherbound set of JRR Tolkien's classic, The Lord of the Rings. 

It is more than slightly staggering to consider that the epic fantasy "Lord of the Rings" is actually the tail end of Tolkien's invented history. The Silmarillion, considered to be Tolkien's most important work, is the story of the creation of the world and the happenings of the First Age, clearly setting the stage for all his other works. It is to this ancient drama that the characters in The Lord of the Rings so often look back to and the core of Tolkien's imaginative work that underlies all his writings about Middle-earth and stretches from the beginning of time to the departure of the Elves from Middle-Earth. 

Before the world began, the startling beauty of the Holy Ones awakened into song. The sound, like countless choirs, became an ever-changing melody. It was the music of the Ainur that set the world spinning within the endless habitation of space. Music filled the earth with air and fire and water; stone and silver and gold; vast halls and spaces. And Music it was that caused the Children of Illuvatar, Elves (the first born), Dwarves (the second born) and Men to be born. 

Of the Elven races, it was the Noldor, the most skilled of Elves in Earthlore, who first achieved the power of making gems. And it was the great Elf Feanor who made the Silmarils, the fairest of all gems: for kept within the Silmarils was the glory of the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. Long after the Trees themselves were poisoned by the greed of the first Dark Lord Morgoth. These three great living jewels were hallowed so no mortal flesh nor anything evil may touch them. But deep within His fortress underground, the Dark Lord lusted after them. 

The peaceful days of Valinor were numbered as Morgoth stole the gems and the first great war of Middle-earth was waged over them. 

It was Morgoth who created the first great worm, Glaurung the Mighty Dragon and in this tale, Sauron is Morgoth's 1st Lieutenant.

This tale of biblical magnitude is every bit as awe inspiring as The Lord of the Rings, albeit nowhere near as popular. It is however, the story that all of the songs of old and poems recounted in The Lord of the Rings are told here in full. If you have not read this, then you are in for a real treat. 

Manufactured by The Easton Press, each set are Exclusive Leather-Bound Collector Editions that are as beautiful to see as they are to read. 

    The books features are:  
  • Premium Leathers with Distinctive Cover Designs 
  • Classic "hubbed" spines, accented with real 22kt gold 
  • Permanent satin ribbon page marker 
  • Elegant gilded page ends 
  • Long lasting high-quality, acid-neutral paper 
  • Thread sewn pages for strength and durability 
  • Handsome readable typefaces 
  • Endsheets of rich moiré fabric 

This is one of the most gorgeous copies of Tolkien's classic money can buy. For the serious collector, this is a must! A physical description follows... 

To see all other Tolkien items I am selling CLICK HERE!! 

SPECIAL OFFER: This is one of MANY GIFT EDITIONS I am selling including many Large Print Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings books. If you buy any combination of 3, I will ship them all free of postage via insured media mail, anywhere in the USA! 

    To see all the gift editions that qualify, CLICK HERE or go to the ADVANCED SEARCH in eBay and copy and paste the word ALANSGIFTEDITIONS into the eBay search box, and then check the SEARCH TITLE AND DESCRIPTIONS box. 

    To see all other Tolkien items I am selling CLICK HERE!!.

    To see all of the other SciFi and Fantasy books I have listed so far, CLICK HERE or go to the ADVANCED SEARCH in eBay and copy and paste the word ISHKABIBEL into the eBay search box, and then check the SEARCH TITLE AND DESCRIPTIONS box. Buy 3 and I'll ship 'em for FREE (within the USA via media mail!), multiple item listings count as ONE item.

    TO GET THE FREE SHIPPING DO NOT automatically pay. WAIT for me to send you a modified invoice showing the free shipping. THEN you can pay! Why not look now?!

    For any of the other hundreds of items I have available use the link at the bottom of the page. And if you have any requests, by all means, send me an email; if I have it, I'll list it right away for you (no off eBay sales...)

Regarding Auctions & the Item...

I am a private collector of art, books, music (10,000 records alone!) and "stuff" and over the years have amassed a very large collection with many duplicates. I do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is ok with you... 

    As you can see by the picture above, this exquisite book is a collectors dream. Each book is a delight to behold and each features an exquisite illustration on the endpapers. This is a seemingly new and unread copy although not sealed in shrinkwrap so I cannot be positive, yet, one look at the book will tell you it has most likely never even been opend. If you are looking for one sealed, as of this writing, I still have one available! Enjoy... 

    If you are looking for the ultimate in currently published editions, this is it. This would also make a phenomenally nice gift for someone!

A FEW WORDS ON TOLKIEN COLLECTIBILITY...I have been collecting Tolkien books for over 30 years and it really galls me to find people selling items for ridiculous prices claiming they are "rare" or "highly collectible"; and what's worse is, naive people are paying it~! The fact is, there are relatively few "RARE" Tolkien items on eBay and most of the stuff claimed as such, just isn't. Granted, some may be hard to find, but not rare. In order to be a VALUABLE collectible, the books need to be immaculate or close to it, a scarce or extremely early printing of an early edition and if it comes with a dust jacket, that too should be close to fine. Otherwise, they are just common items not worth much, but people are paying gobs of cash, caught up in the frenzy.

Before you pay high bucks on a RARE or COLLECTIBLE edition, ask questions and demand to see a picture. Even though the copyright may say 1966 for example, it can still be a 1981 or even 1997 printing, but the copyright was last renewed in 1966 so it is being sold as such. I've even seen 1960's paperback copyright being sold for unreal prices, and they are actually a 23rd or such printing! I don't believe all sellers are trying to be dishonest, some just don't know any better... Please be careful and bid wisely. If you have any questions regarding it's authenticity or collectibility, check it out and be certain you are bidding on what you THINK you are bidding on. 

For over a decade, I have sold tens of thousands of items on eBay and have only received a handful of complaints about the accuracy in my descriptions. Having met eBay standards for excellence in trading, you may bid with confidence knowing you will get what you THINK you are bidding on! Please check my feedback. It is a record I am very proud of...

I have LOTS of music items, and tons of books available for purchase. Please check my other offerings to see if there is anything else you might be interested in for combined shipping. There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date! 

PAYMENT TERMS: Pretty simple. Pay me, I send it!

Why Are My Shipping & Handling Costs a Bit Higher than Other Sellers? Please Read on...

GUARANTEED DELIVERY OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you. Because the post office is so incredibly inept, I ONLY SHIP domestic packages INSURED, which is AUTOMATICALLY INCLUDED in the shipping cost, and that is not free as the post office charges for it. If your parcel gets lost OR damaged in freight, your item will be replaced if one is available OR you will be completely refunded!

IMPORTANT MONEY SAVING TIP! If you are bidding on more than one of my items and would like to SAVE MONEY by COMBINING SHIPPING costs, I will be happy to do so, BUT, YOU MUST WAIT until everything you are bidding on finishes and I send you a combined invoice BEFORE you complete checkout. Once you complete checkout on an item, I cannot go back and combine it with anything else as eBay considers it a closed deal. TRUST ME, I will send you a combined invoice at the end of each item with updated and combined shipping costs and any deal discounts that may apply.

WHEN YOU ARE DONE BIDDING, winners agree to pay promptly once they receive a final invoice. All of the payment info you need will follow. California deliveries will require sales tax.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • I accept Credit Cards, eChecks and electronic transfers with .
  • Unfortunately, direct bank transfers are not offered due to cost and security concerns.
  • As I reside in the USA, all payments must be made in US Dollars & Cents.

    SHIPPING INFO: IMPORTANT!! I can ONLY SHIP to the address as noted in PAYPAL'S "TRANSACTION DETAILS". If you want it shipped to an alternate location, you will need to register that address BEFORE paying or it will be shipped to the registered address.

    Shipping costs will be determined by weight & destination. You may click on the SHIPPING & PAYMENT tab found at the top of the page, just under the item's picture for all shipping options to all destinations both domestic and international. There you will find drop down boxes for your location and you can then use the shipping calculator to determine the correct cost for where you live.

    REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT SHIPPING TIMES:

    Media Mail (once known as 4th class mail) is a special class of postage for books, music, videos and other printed media available within the US and territories. It is far less expensive than Priority Mail, but - it ..... is ........... slooowwwww!!!! Despite USPS claims of 3-9 day delivery times, MEDIA MAIL CAN actually TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS to arrive, and their tracking info is frequently not updated until it actually arrives, making that feature pretty useless! PLEASE remember this when you leave feedback scores as the choice is yours and not my fault if it takes a long time to get there! If you want it in a week or less, you are going to have to bite the bullet and pay for Priority Mail which will get it there in 2-3 working days, 99% of the time, but it is more expensive. Basically, the choice is yours, but if you choose media mail, please don't write to me in 5 days asking where your package is, because the post office will have it and most of the time, they don't have a clue! International deliveries all go by Priority Mail and usually arrive within 1-2 weeks.

    Questions? Ask and I'll try to answer...

    Please check out the other "lovely" items I have just waiting for your bids by

    CLICKING HERE!


    Thanks so much for looking and bidding on my auctions~ Alan.

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