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Re: Silmarillion edition
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Yes, more details, please -- photo(s), if possible. Is there a date on the title-page? Is there a printing code (row of numbers) on the copyright page? Is there a fold-out map, or is the map printed on the endpapers? Presumably all as for the standard hardback, as you say it has all the points. Especially, how is it bound? My first thought was of the first American trade paperback, which is in red wrappers and somewhat smaller than the standard American hardback, but that has always had correct "Farmer Giles" in the list of works. Another thought is that the copy in question has been rebound and, in the process, cut down, perhaps a library rebinding. Are there any library marks? Or there could be a book club edition Christina and I have never seen.

Wayne

Posted on: 2010/6/8 18:42


Re: Silmarillion edition
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So how else does it differ? Other than being bound in red cloth, does it have a dustjacket?; and if so, is this the same as the normal edition? (--except smaller) Copyright page: identical? No mention of this edition being something else? i.e. a Taiwan pirated edition or something. And is it definitely "cloth"?

I'm afraid I ain't no expert on US Silmarillions. I only have a few standard 1st printings on my shelves; & I don't have Hammond (the book that is!) to hand. More detail...

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/8 7:41
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Silmarillion edition ["bound in red cloth"]
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I recently acquired what is supposedly a first american edition of The Silmarillion. It is significantly smaller than any other Sils I've seen and is bound in red cloth. It has all the points of a first american edition, Father Giles of Ham etc. I've never seen it listed anywhere and was just wondering if anyone else had any information on it.
thanks

Posted on: 2010/6/7 10:29

Edited by Khamul on 2010/6/10 14:07:00


Re: The wonders of eBay
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I think this one is a much better buy, a real bargain and you can buy it now though sadly not reduced by 10% (which would take $760,000 off the price)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2

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Posted on: 2010/6/6 22:14


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Heh. No need for concern; I was neither offended nor incensed. It was a kind thought, but I'm not planning on selling any of the collection yet.

In fact, the plan - if I were so organized ad to have a plan - is to leave the stuff to my kids; then the collection will go back out into he secondhand market again, and (hopefully) some future collectors will get the same buzz that I got when happening across some choice piece.

Posted on: 2010/6/6 11:45



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