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Re: What do people think of this item
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It looks lovely to me. Signed on all three title pages? Wow! Pity I can't afford it. I'd like to know its story - that is, who it was signed for, and how it comes to be for sale. garm


From this article it looks like it was Pauline Baynes personal copy of the book and some of the other items in the sale were also from Pauline Baynes collection.

http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.com ... n.asp?catid=73&docid=3633

Posted on: 2010/7/9 23:25


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Ok, will the collectors who asked for the HarperCollins boxed sets please step forward and identify themselves! And perhaps some images would be very very nice. Thanks!

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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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I was going to come back with 'yeh, but the price is still horrific' --but it actually isn't that bad. The slipcases are quite good too; they'll serve their function at least.

Does anyone remember, (I'll go back and find the original post), that a slipcased deluxe set of HoME came up on eBay in 2007?! Has anyone any recollection of this, or any pictures saved?

I emailed David Brawn, and he had the follwing to add:-

We had planned a slipcased set, but unfortunately a production problem resulted in the heights of the three volumes being marginally different, which meant the slipcases didn't really look good enough. A few prototype empty slipcases were produced, and I think that as we had them we sent a couple out to people who wrote in at the time specifically asking for one, but as far as I can remember we never did a production run. We ended up producing a much more successful trilogy of combined volumes without the anguish of Bible paper, leather binding, and all the production headaches those things entailed! We did release that set in a slipcase for a while.

-David Brawn (Private email 9th July 2010)


Interesting...

BH

Posted on: 2010/7/9 6:19
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Re: What do people think of this item
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Andy's already shown Hilary's Hobbit at Moreton, a couple of years ago. it's very nice - I'd like to see it again.

Posted on: 2010/7/9 5:24


Re: What do people think of this item
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...errr, yes, I see my error. For some reason I thought the letter was with the initial item; should really follow your link next time Trotter. Not "way, way", but still way out of my price range. Very nice though. Do you think we can convince Andy (of ADC Books) to bring Hilary's copy of The Hobbit to Moreton exhibition?

BH

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