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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Ho ho ho
This made me laugh. Sounds a bit of a bum deal ot me. Sorry couldnt resist!

Posted on: 2010/1/29 10:14


Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Thanks for the info / warning, alpingloin.

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Posted on: 2010/1/29 7:19


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Here is another good one. A lot of them claim to be 'Rare.' However, not many make claims like this!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-J-R-R-Tolk ... tible?hash=item3efc670d0e

Posted on: 2010/1/29 7:05


Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I have never been particularly fond of this edition of S&G. I got my copy as soon as it came out, opened it, inspected it, and promptly sold it on ebay (got my money back, too!). I have really enjoyed the Super Deluxe Children of Hurin. It is a fine book, well made, and fairly striking in appearance. The Super Deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun, however, just seems far too plain and boring. It just doesn't have that nice feel to it that a very fine edition should have.

While similar in specs to the SD COH, it was produced at a different bindery, and is just not the same quality as the COH. Unless you really just need to have an 'example' of this book in order to have a more 'complete' Tolkien collection, the standard deluxe is a better buy. For my money, I would much rather leave this one out of my collection.

Harper Collins just didn't pull this one off, in my opinion (of course). It would have been a much more compelling edition, had it been bound in goat leather (and a darker, richer color, I might add), and then limited to 100 copies. Instead, it was bound in a very soft (almost suede-llike) leather, and 500 copies were printed. Oh, and the color reminds me of, well... I can't really come up with anything, but if I could, it wouldn't be nice.

Posted on: 2010/1/29 7:01


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Who here knows a lot about Mythlore? Or who I can talk to about it?

More specifically, I want to:

* find out how close these two are in terms of content:
o "Christensen, Bonniejean. "Tolkien's Creative Technique:
Beowulf and The Hobbit." Mythlore 15 (Spring 1989): 4-10.
o Christensen, Bonniejean. "Beowulf and The Hobbit: Elegy into
Fantasy in J. R. R. Tolkien's Creative Technique."
Dissertation, University of Southern California, 1969. DAI
30 (1970): 4401-02A.

* get a copy of the former (or, indeed, the latter!)

Any advice, help etc will be much appreciated!

Thanks

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/1/29 6:16



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