NOTE: I will be on vacation from April 19th THROUGH May 11th. I will be out of the country & have sporadic internet access at best and limited ability to answer most questions. During that time, I will be unable to ship merchandise, obviously. Combined item invoices will have to wait until I return as will all orders paid for while I am away, but as in the past, I promise to respond and send out all paid orders immediately upon my return. Until then and after, it's business as usual!
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THE HOBBIT COMPANION
ILLUSTRATED by LIDIA POSTMA
Written by David Day
FULL SIZE PLUSH HARDCOVER!
NOTE: There is a very small version of this book recently printed. It looks identical in a picture but is only about 5" in height and printed on poor quality paper. THIS IS NOT THAT BOOK!! See below...
The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien is arguably one of the greatest fantasy books ever written. In like fashion, Middle-earth has been brought to life by not only the author, but dozens of illustrators and filmakers over the years.
Quite some time ago, this book was printed as a compendium to those furry footed haflings who live in their quiet litte corner of Middle-earth called The Shire.
Exploring the web of verbal hocus pocus that JRR Tolkien delightedly spun in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles, hidden meanings, and mythical associations beneath the saga's thrilling surface. Intriguing to the uninitiated and enchanting to the Tolkien enthusiast, The Hobbit Companion can only enhance the enjoyment of this mysterious and magical world. Truly it is a must have for all fans!
Featuring Lidia Postma's beautiful illustrations, The Hobbit Companion delves into the Hobbit world, looking in depth at the tales' main individual characters, such as Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and Gandalf the Wizard, other folk who share their lands from Goblins and Dwarves to Trolls and Giants, and the lands themselves, including Tookland, Buckland, the town of Hobbiton and the Shire. Here are a few examples from the book. Mind you, these come nowhere close to their beauty in real life!
To put it not so mildly, this is one FANTASTIC BOOK and is truly one of the most complete books ABOUT the world of Tolkien's middle earth and inhabitants.
Of particular note is the section on Hobbits. Every one in every lineage is shown! Look right...
Hobbits, Landscapes, Habitats, Scenes from the books... Literally, every page is illustrated... As you can see, this is not your everday run of the mill attempt at cashing in on Tolkien fame. This has been around for a very long time but is sadly now out of print, save for the mini-version alluded to above, and many people have totally forgotten about it.
If you missed it the first time around, or if you are new to it, grab this before someone else does, because they are very hard to find, especially in this condition! A physical description follows...
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FOR MORE ILLUSTRATED and ART books I have listed (which is usually a lot!) CLICK HERE or go to the ADVANCED SEARCH in eBay and copy and paste the word yobinitziyobolo into the eBay search box, and then check the SEARCH TITLE AND DESCRIPTIONS box.
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 have been collecting books and music for over 35 years and have amassed an enormous collection. I do not subscribe to "grading" as it is so subjective and most of the "graders" truly have no clue! Therefore I'll simply describe things in normal English!
*This is a brand full sized hardcover book without dustjacket and pictorial covers made of padded vinyl as issued. The book measures roughly 12x9" and is the original publication, albiet a later printing thus. Profusely illustrated as shown above, this book is just like it was the day it came off the bookstore shelves!! Enjoy...
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 rediculous 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!
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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.
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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.
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...
Thanks so much for looking and bidding on my auctions~ Alan.