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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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I don't think there is a hard and fast convention, but single-book slipcases from publishers I have books from have the "front-facing" information on the right of the slipcase, assuming the opening is facing towards you. Multi-book slipcases (for paperback sets, etc) seem to be a bit more random, but also more often than not follow this convention.

In this case, I'd guess a minor communications cock up between publisher and printer. Obligatory moan about everything being done in China to the detriment of our own economy, etc, etc...

Posted on: 4/13 16:29:28


Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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My copy is the same as Karl's.

Was not aware of any convention for slipcases until now, though I do have at least one other item that is oriented the same way as The Art of Lord of The Rings

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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Mine also sits the wrong way around to The Art of The Hobbit.

When the books are side by side with book spines showing the Hobbit has the front of the slipcase showing and Rings has the rear of the slipcase showing.

I had to replace my original Hobbit though so it is not a first printing. Rings is a first. Maybe your Hobbit is a reprint and it is that volume that is the wrong way around?

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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My first printing is okay.

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I bought a copy many years ago - so long that I can't even remember whether it was on eBay, Abebooks, or some other online portal - from someone who had only listed the title and the editor. I paid a good price (for me, not for him); he then took ages to send it to me, and I was worried that he had realised what he had, and sold it to someone else for a higher price. But it turned up in the end.

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