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Re: Do you catalog/inventory your collection?
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I use a spreadsheet. It can get a bit overwhelming, but the way I see it, it is important to have the data in a place that can be used for insurance purposes (replacement value in the case of loss, etc.).

I have used book inventory software (e.g. homebase from ABEbooks back in the day) which can be helpful, as it has standard fields already for everything you might like to track, but in general having a "notes" column where you put lots of detail is more important than having an "ISBN" column when many books don't have ISBNs or multiple issues have the same ISBN, etc.

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Do you catalog/inventory your collection?
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I've been growing my Tolkien collection lately and started to feel the need to make an inventory of it before things got out of hand.

Subsequently, I made a spreadsheet that has grown from 4 columns per book entry to about 10 columns per entry and it feels that the more books I have the more information I need to capture for each (especially to distinguish Fine copies from non-Fine copies). However, there's now so much information that the spreadsheet has become impractical.

I was wondering what's the approach of more experienced collectors to this and if you use any specific software tools.

Posted on: 9/29 8:44:32


Re: New Book Releases
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It does not go anywhere near buckets of water, I assume you mean the blue item at the side, that is an empty waste bin

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From the pictures, it looks like your 1st/1st is dangerously close to falling down into a bucket of water, Trotter!

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Re: New Book Releases
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My copy arrived about one hour ago, so here are some pictures of it with its older cousin

The second picture is the HarperCollins facsimile dustjacket at the top and Facsimile Dust Jackets LLC version at the bottom.

The blank page removed from the beginning of the book, is at the end of the book after the adverts.

The 1st Impression does not have a blank page at the end of the book, I think this was a mistake by HarperCollins, who put it at the end of the book and not the beginning.

It would have been nice for the cloth binding to be a light-green and not turquoise/teal colour. It looks to be the same colour as some of the early US Hobbits.

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