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Re: 1990 Unwin Hyman Deluxe LotR/Hobbit Question

Subject: Re: 1990 Unwin Hyman Deluxe LotR/Hobbit Question
by Elwë on 2010/12/5 21:08:39

Thanks, Wayne and Christina, for the nice reply. It is possible that a previous owner replaced a damaged slipcase with a good box. I suppose the main reason I shy away from this theory, though, is because the tendency would certainly be for the box to wear before the book, thus leaving more box-less books than book-less boxes. However, that doesn't account for spilling a cup of coffee on a book while reading it!

I guess both theories are plausible, but we may never truly know what happened. I had hoped that it might have been documented somewhere that Unwin Hyman had some left over boxes from a previous A&U print run. Anyway, thanks for the input (you too Garm!).