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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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I'm interested in the publication & printing history of The Silmarillion generally; and my collecting mainly reflects that. I collect any UK editions. A significant area of focus has been finding & recording 1977 variants, as I have most other significant editions. There is still much work to be done...

And those spines are never on display!

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Posted on: 9/16 2:48:16
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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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Khamûl wrote:
I'm not sure if I have a copy quite that perfect (i.e. under the light there is not a scratch on it; which I suspect is how good Stu's copy really is), but it's not that difficult to find jackets which looked literally unmarked; covering correspondingly fine books. Look at the differences in spines in my collection from five years back, below. The top shelf copies are various first impressions, including signed copies. Several of these have jackets that I'd struggle to find fault with. I also bought a dummy copy a few years back which is in impeccable condition. There are plenty of nice copies out there. It's pretty simple: if you don't want a faded spine, get a photograph of this before you commit to buying (as Stu said earlier).

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This is the kind of collection that I would like to have in the future. A shrine with complete editions of the Silmarillion promonently displayed amongst all my other artworks! Thank you for sharing with us Mr. Khamul!

May I ask on your collecting philisophy when it comes to the Silmarillion? Do you collect only the first edition Silmarillions? How about the recent deluxe copies? Or the limited signed edition ones?

You are right that it is easy to acquite near-fine condition copies, but Mr. Stu's copy has opened my eyes. I would like a copy with dustjacket free of marks and indentation and also maintains the glossy mirror-like surface that Mr. Stu has shown us.

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Acquired today:

Ravenhill Vol. 6, No. 6 - Vol. 7, No. 1 (double issue). 31 pp., stapled. Unusually, had two color photos integrated into the front cover. Newsletter of the New England Tolkien Society. Yule 1987, Gary Hunnewell, ed.

Laugh by Giggle, number 2. Humor focused publication of the New England Tolkien Society. 12 pp. Mary-Ursula Herrmann, ed. 1987

Chronicles of the Restoration, Volume XI Number 1. 4 pp. John Houghton, ed. 1987.

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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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That's actually only about half of it, and five years out-of-date...

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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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That is such a ridiculous collection :)

And 40 years old today.

Posted on: 9/15 13:00:46



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