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Re: 1991 HarperCollins Hardback Slipcase Lord of the Rings

Subject: Re: 1991 HarperCollins Hardback Slipcase Lord of the Rings
by Findegil on 2009/11/9 5:29:16

Our set is also 11.2 cm wide. It was bought in London, and Christina assumes that she got it as soon as it reached the shops.

Do both variants give the printing location as Glasgow, as ours does? Do both have the GBP14.99 price on the jacket flaps? Was the wider variant perhaps made for an overseas market, or for a book club edition, and separately printed? It seems less likely that HarperCollins would change the dimensions of binding cases and slipcase partway through the run, and more likely that the variants represent separate manufactures.

I'm wondering what caused the 0.7 cm difference in width. Thicker paper? Thicker boards?

Wayne