No thanks, I've got $70 US tied up in a leather bound Easton Press edition of The Silmarillion and seldom open it for fear on messing it up; same for my first American edition of it. I find using the paperback edition is better for my day to day usage. I've worn out two sets of LotR and one of The Silmarillion. Whenever I think of spending that much money on one book, I instead consider the number of other books that would buy and the number of joyous years would be required to read through them. :teacher:
Good luck finding a well heeled collector who has that kind of money to invest in their grand-children's future, rather than someone who will just turn around and flip the book back on Ebay in another six months further driving up the price towards another bubble. :happyelf:
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