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Re: 2005 Aston Conference Proceedings
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At present, no-one in the US is selling it. It is so expensive because, at around 850 A4 pages, it is very heavy; the extra cost to the US is all taken up by mailing costs, I'm afraid.

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Posted on: 2008/10/24 0:10


Re: 2005 Aston Conference Proceedings
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Is there any easier way of purchasing this than through TS? I live in the US and $30 for surface mail seems a bit expensive. Is anyone in the US selling it? Also, why are these proceedings so expensive (they're not even HBs)? The cost reminds me of Drout's Tolkien Encyclopedia. I eventually picked up a copy of it by combining my Barnes and Noble membership with a Barnes and Noble gift card & a 50% off coupon. If I could only find a deal like that I might buy this set. :)

Posted on: 2008/10/23 21:44


Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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Moving 6000 volumes! You guys always make me feel so inadequate! :)

Well I am in the process of moving from Western Australia to Brisbane, and I have started packing up the book collection. Probably 750 books all up, but only 150 or so are my Tolkien hardback collection with maybe another thirty Tolkien paperbacks).

I am taking the route of individually wrapping each of the hardbacks in removalist paper (not sure about the acid status of this paper, but apart from the various slipcased Deluxe Editions, the books all have DJ protectors, so the actual contact of the paper to the books is minimal - it's more to stop the DJ moving relative to the book and to provide a bit of bump protection) and then these are going into bubblewrap-lined book removal boxes with extra reinforcement and lots of crumpled removalist paper between each book.

I think moisture is going to be the biggest enemy, so I was also planning on lining the boxes with a sealed thick bin liner and then taping this carefully to absolutely seal the boxes against moisture and the probably significant variations in temperature and humidity that may occur during transit and storage (the other thought I had was to clingfilm each individual paper-wrapped volume - but that seems like a lot of effort if I can effectively seal the boxes, but I may still just do this for the 30 or so most important books).

And then I have to get the sword collection prepped for storage (lots of heavy oil) and wrapped... Sigh

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Posted on: 2008/10/23 21:03


Glen Goodknight on ABEbooks
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Posted on: 2008/10/23 14:05
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You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: Tolkien Dedication
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This book was signed on the 6th of June 1973:
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And this card on 30th May 1973:
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Just to show how similar the signature is around that period.

Posted on: 2008/10/23 13:13



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