Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Trotter
2 hours 25 minutes ago

onthetrail
3 hours 22 minutes ago

Stu
5 hours 32 minutes ago

Karl
14 hours 24 minutes ago

Urulöké
17 hours 23 minutes ago

Berelach
17 hours 37 minutes ago

Khamûl
19 hours 8 minutes ago

Roccondil
1 day 19 hours 27 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1547 1548 1549 (1550) 1551 1552 1553 ... 2659 »


Re: Other Fantasy Writers
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2011/9/27 12:47
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 80
Offline
Lots of interesting suggestions in this thread. I will check them all out in time. Has anyone read the books of Robin Hobb, I've read some positive reviews on other sites.

Posted on: 2011/10/24 14:23


Re: History of Middle-earth paperbacks
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2011/9/27 12:47
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 80
Offline
Amazing bookshelf that trotter guy has! If I'm not mistaken I even spotted a LOTR first edition set among a lot of other goodies. You should make a page with detailed pictures of your most prized items with a little backstory; I would be interested to read it.

Posted on: 2011/10/24 14:16


Identifying Silmarillion 1977 export edition
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2011/9/27 12:47
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 80
Offline
I see a lot of 1977 Silmarillion copies for sale on Ebay but I have a bit of trouble identifying the correct version. From tolkienbooks.net I understand I should be looking for the first state of the export edition.

They describe two states of the first edition and add that "Minor textual differences indicate that Variant 1 was printed before Variant 2."

State 1: Dark blue cloth binding, with blue and white striped headband, dyed blue top edge and dark blue coloured dustwrapper.

State 2: Dark blue textured paper binding, no headband, no dye to top edge and purple/blue coloured dustwrapper.

Most sellers only include a photo of the front of the dustwrapper.

So my question is can I identify a first state from a photo like that or should I ask for additional photos of the book without the dustwrapper. And if so is it easy to see the difference between a "Dark blue cloth binding" and a "Dark blue textured paper binding" from a photo. Does anybody have photos for me as an example.

Additionally suppose I should find a first state of this book how much should I reasonably expect to pay for it?

Posted on: 2011/10/24 14:06

(edited)


Houghton Mifflin Deluxe Sigurd and Gudrun on clearance
Thain
Joined:
2006/5/26 20:36
From Oregon, USA
Group:
Thain
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 1465
Offline
If you really want a copy of the deluxe edition (USA), it has obviously been dumped on the remainder market. Here is the best deal I have found so far on new/sealed copies:

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invId=10643141923

$3.20 plus shipping. 96% off MSRP!

Posted on: 2011/10/24 10:35
_________________
- Jeremy


Re: History of Middle-earth paperbacks
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2038
Offline
You sound like you are on the path to becoming a collector

You might end up with something like these

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/collecting/collectors/collectors.htm

Posted on: 2011/10/24 9:44



 Top
« 1 ... 1547 1548 1549 (1550) 1551 1552 1553 ... 2659 »




© 2016 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us