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THE HOBBIT ~ JRR TOLKIEN ~ COLLECTIBLE REMINGTON COVER ~ 26th PRINT

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US $35.00
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Item specifics

Seller Notes: Very Good
Binding:

Softcover/Wraps

Year Printed:

1970

Subject:

Fantasy

Category:

Literature & Fiction

Topic:

The Hobbit

Sub-Category:

Fiction

Origin:

American

3rd Level Category:

Fantasy

Country of Manufacture:

United States

THE HOBBIT

by J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Vintage Copy ~ 1970

This picture is for reference only and not of the physical item being sold although the covers and content are the same. Please see physical description below...

"In a hole in the ground, lived a hobbit..." And with those words in 1937 began the epic story of Bilbo Baggins and ultimately, The Lord of the Rings.

This cover was painted by children's artist Barbara Remington as a companion to the now famous blue/red/orange covers from the sixties US Ballantine books. also known as the Wilderness editions. Although 40 years old, it is still in remarkable condition... A physical description follows...

To see all of the Tolkien items I am selling whether on sale or not, CLICK HERE!!

This is one of many vintage paperbacks I have available. If you buy any 4, I will ship them via media mail anywhere within the USA for FREE! To see them all CLICK HERE!

About Me & This Item...

I am a private collector of art, books, music (10,000 records alone!) and "stuff" and am very picky about what I buy. I don't like surprises when I buy things from auctions any more than you do. I promise everything there is to know about this item is in this description. I also 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...

    *A very gently handled and previously read softcover book in GREAT condition. The binding is tight and solid and all pages are crisp, clear and unmarked showing  minimal amount of shelfwear from handling to the edges and corners of the cover. The spine is lightly creased from a previous read. All in all it is a VERY nice copy!

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.

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    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, but media mail postage is FREE within the USA! 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. BE AWARE, you may need to pay Customs fees over which I have no control!

    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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