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Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
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Yes - it was the fourth impression (May 1958)

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Re: Deluxe Poems and Stories
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Yes, I think the seller is confusing the lid of the box (which has a label) with the slipcase. I agree with the consensus so far; AFAIK the book came only in a box, with, as Trotter notes, a tissue guard (sadly mine doesn't have this, but as it cost me only a tenner in a remainder shop many years ago, I'm not complaining).

I wonder whether this slipcase might be one that a previous owner had made privately?

Posted on: 2010/9/26 9:53


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Thanks, I did not know that the first impression dust-wrapper does not have the impression number on the dust-jacket spine.

Does anyone know which impression they stopped putting the impression number on the spine?

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Every copy that I have ever seen has a box, additionally they should also be wrapped in tissue paper.

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Mine has the box as well.

The similar LOTR deluxe was only issued in a slipcase up to 1974. As Deagol says on his website (for LOTR) "in 1974 the slipcase was replaced by a box with a printed label on the lid. Presumably the decision had been made to replace the slipcase with a box, but existing stocks of slipcases were used up before the change was made."

It would seeem odd therefore for a 1980 Poems and Stories to be in a slipcase though the seller makes a clear statement that the book "was provided by the company without the label usually attached to the front of the sleeve."

Posted on: 2010/9/26 8:36



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