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Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I don't have the book in front of me at the moment, but I didn't see anything like that when I had a quick look earlier.

At first glance, It just looks like a simple reprint of the 50th Anniversary Edition with a New Dustjacket Design.

From the Copyright Page, the Printing Number is 4. So basically a 4th Printing of the 1999 Edition with a New DJ stating 60th Anniversary.

I will have another look later.

Posted on: 2009/2/23 6:37


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I have just ordered a copy.

Out of interest does it state that it is limited to 500 copies in the book?

Andrew

Posted on: 2009/2/23 5:17


Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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I ordered this book from a 3rd Party Seller on Amazon (after emailing to check that the DJ showed '60th Annviversary').

Arrived today and all looks okay. DJ does indeed state '60th Anniversary' on the DJ cover.

So looks like the book is in print. Not sure why it has not appeared on the tolkien.co.uk website yet though.

Posted on: 2009/2/23 5:00


Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Perhaps HC sold you your copies genuinely in sequence, then sold 100 or so copies to a re-seller - such as the one mentioned in my previous post - between then and the time it took to process my order. It seems to be the only rational explanation for how they got through so many copies in such a short time.

Of course, *if* this is the case, then HC still advertising the book on their own website as being exclusive is somewhat dodgy, especially as it is for 90 pounds more than the seller on AbeBooks.

My experience with HC is that they have some odd business practices.

Stu

Posted on: 2009/2/22 15:08


Re: Super Deluxe Children of Hurin - Great Price for U.S. Collectors!
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Thank you.. just placed an order for the HarperCollins Deluxe Edition JRR Tolkien Collection Set. I've waited months for an affordable price to appear on this set. I nearly broke down and paid aftermarket ($800-$850) for it a couple of times, so glad I held out. Thanks - Stu..!

In regards to the continuing Super Deluxe Children of Húrin saga, I've an interesting tidbit to add..

I placed an order for a copy of the Super Deluxe CoH in November 08, just prior to the advent of the 10% & 20% discounts. The number received from that order was 335. In Jan 09, responding to Alps 20% coupon and looking to soothe the sting from paying full price for that one copy, I placed an additional order for 2 more copies. The turn of events from this order took me by surprise.. I was astonished to see the numbers received to be 336 and 337.

I'm not complaining by any means, just a little perplexed. Although the orders were placed some time apart.. I still end up with consecutive numbers; 335, 336 & 337. How is this possible.. the odds for this have to be astronomical? Devine intervention..? I think not, it was done however by someone who I owe a debt of gratitude to, but how is it that you report receiving #443, nary a week after my unbroken sequence arrived. Was there not one single copy sold between the time of my November order and my 2nd order in January.. and then in that one week between me receiving #337 and you receiving your #443, 106 copies were rapidly sold.. can that really be!?

I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but this sure is strange!! This HarperCollins company sure has some strange going ons..!! All this intrigue make me thirsty.. time for me pint

TT

Posted on: 2009/2/22 7:35
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