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Re: At It Again
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Another one. I don't think I've seen this seller before, though this picture is almost identical to the other one.

When is this madness going to stop...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-sanguine-Po ... gs_GL&hash=item255a9db9c2

From description: "The signature is ink signed and not printed or a facsimile and after comparison with others listed on the internet I can authenticate it as genuine. a full refund is available if it can be proven not genuine."

Posted on: 2010/5/13 21:35


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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I just got back to the real world today and my copy was waiting for me in the office. It has the same typo as others have noted (which is to be expected as it would have come from the same batch, given that I ordered on the first day).

Overall, I think the quality is really quite impressive for a POD (bar the glaring typo).

The boards look fine and the DJ also looks good, my only comment would be that the dot-density is a little lower than a traditionally printed DJ, so close up inspection reveals the printing technique slightly. The spine is very square, as per the last few volumes of the original printings of HoME (edit: on comparision, more so than the originals. Care is needed to ensure the DJ doesn't get pulled tight against the hard edge of the spine or it will get an annoying crease. I have covered mine with a brodart, protector which should help a bit in this regard).

For the Index at least, I think they have done a pretty good job (edit: especially given how few of these will really be sold). For the other 12 volumes (bar the last two or three which are expensive), I would always try and just acquire them second hand, rather than spend 40 pounds a-piece for the PODs, though.

I'd be interested to hear a review from someone who has purchased a volume containing colour plates.

Edit: Probably also worth mentioning that the gold lines, logo and writing are not "metallic", as per the original.


Stu

Posted on: 2010/5/13 15:12

Edited by Stu on 2010/5/14 1:24:47
Edited by Stu on 2010/5/14 1:26:09


Re: Wolf eyes
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You're welcome - was that useful?

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Re: Wolf eyes
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Thanks for that, garm.

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Posted on: 2010/5/13 5:28


Re: Wolf eyes
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It is wanly - Tolkien knew a lot more about words than most of us; see Shippey's discussion of Treebeard's looking 'sad but not unhappy'. Once, 'Sad' meant 'settled, determined'.

Similarly, there's more than one way to look at 'wan' - see The Ring of Words p.25, fig. 9.

'Its original sense seems to have been 'dark in hue' with especially frequent application to things of gloomy unpleasant associations'.

Posted on: 2010/5/12 13:07

Edited by garm on 2010/5/12 13:25:24
Edited by garm on 2010/5/12 13:26:00



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