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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Well I think an aim of owning 75 books is pretty decent, but you are right about being able to slipcase books myself. I have a lovely slipcase from David at tolkienbookshelf which would take care of any book. The only problem is would the book be creased and leaning etc before it got to me.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 11:34


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Good Lord, really? Cor. Well, after a v.quick count-up, I see I have around that number of books or sets of books in boxes - well, slipcases, really. Only one of my Hobbits and a Poems and Stories are in actual boxes; that is, with a lid. And of course there's the super deluxe CoH, and Sigurd... hmm; that's more than I thought.

Posted on: 2010/9/2 11:31


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Based on the ISBN only, I think you are correct (the Complete HoME Vol 2 trade edition). Other than that, a completely useless eBay listing as far as information content.

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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Boxed editions are restricting but if you take UK published books alone (both hardback and paperback, and include Folio Society editions) in slipcases or boxes, there are about 75 different sets to collect.

Some of the paperback box sets from the 1970's are now difficult to find, mainly because the cardboard boxes were poorly made and have fallen to pieces.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 21:53


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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I find the idea of focusing on just collecting boxed/slipcased editions quite a good idea. At a rough count there are about 50 UK different ones (I am including paperback boxed sets) on my shelves and I don't even have all the ones I would want in my collection (I don't have the pauline baynes hardback set for instance).

On garm's point about a single leaf suporting the whole weight: I have a really bad condition 1978 LOTR India-paper (no box, pages missing at the back and cover painted - yes, painted - grey - it cost a pound) so I have just tried holding one page and, lo and behold, it does work. Not even close to tearing. The paper is evidently deceptively strong.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 14:49



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