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Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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Well, the cover is in the link to Amazon. And the entry there is a usual Amazon hotchpotch. The cover says "60th anniversary edition", the review says 50th anniversary edition, the detailed data give the 1999 date of the 50th anniversary edition. The title is non-committal and has a typo (probably made by someone who could not read black letter).

I'm not doubting Beren, but Amazon's descriptions do not inspire me with any confidence in their accuracy.

Also, Amazon indicates the book as 'in stock', while at the same time HC website is totally silent about it. Not very likely.

Posted on: 2009/2/19 20:55
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Re: Farmer Giles of Ham '60th Anniversary' Edition
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Farmer Giles of Ham 60th Anniversary Edition (17.02.09)

Courtesy of TolkienLibrary (Cheers PC!)

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Posted on: 2009/2/19 13:27
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Re: Is there no consistancy in Hardcovers?
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...& with Amazon owning ABEbooks as well; and Beren in league with HarperCollins! -there's nowhere for the poor (average) collector to turn to for unbiased advice...

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Posted on: 2009/2/19 13:22
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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Indeed Trotter: It could well be either of the 1rst states (domestic or export); altho' the Billing copy DJs always seem to hold up that little bit better than the Clowes Export copies I think. The cloth is also quite dark in the picture; so I'd guess its a Billing copy too.

The nonsense about the spine (incidently the auction has been pulled) is just that: nonsense. It is clearly not red; altho' nobody is saying the jacket doesn't look otherwise Fine. But £400+!!? You could go on ABE now and buy a Metheun copy for that price. Mad is the word...

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Posted on: 2009/2/19 13:17
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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Trotter - yes, you're right; according to Hammond, the Clowes variant does come with either a stained or unstained top edge. I have many copies of Sil - and all the Clowes ones are unstained. 9I also have one printed by Unwin Brothers, Woking; but the jacket on that copy is very sunned) .

I agree that £10.00 is a fair price for any 1st ed. copy of the A&U Silm. Anything in the hundreds ridiculous. Wonder if that ebay vendor would like to give me a couple of hundred each for some of mine?


Posted on: 2009/2/19 13:14



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