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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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No, if I see something I like and it's not in a slipcase, I will buy one right away for it!

I think that was garm's original point, which I completely agree with

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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Yes indeedy, and that's a given. However it annoys me that a recent book (say the centenary LOTR illustrated by Alan Lee) can get into such bad shape simply through sitting on a shelf and having the occasional flick-through. These big heavy books seem prone to this, and it just puts me off them.

Even if I were to buy a brand new edition right now that wasn't in a slipcase, it's very likely it would be in bad shape in ten years time, (or I should say 'worse' shape) even if I had looked after it. Not a great investment in my mind.

No, if I see something I like and it's not in a slipcase, I will buy one right away for it!

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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.


It would be a lot more than 75 books, as a lot of box-sets include more than one book.

I did not include slipcases and clamshell cases that I have made, but they are really good to protect books (I have 6 of these).

If you buy a 50 year or older book you may have to put up with "the book be creased and leaning etc. before it got to me."

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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.

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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.

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