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Re: A new collection
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Wow! Lots of questions Tom! And answering them could delve us all into Bibliophilic overdrive.

[Some thoughts on collecting...]

First of all I (personally) think you have to collect (or at least start to collect...) what you read. If you read & like Tolkien -collect Tolkien. If you don't read (or like) Harry Potter -don't start collecting it. When you've been collecting for years, your collecting tastes may evolve into something quite different; but I think this is good place to start.

Like any collecting -collect what you want; its not about what anyone else wants to collect -its about what you want to collect. You can be sure of one thing in regards to Tolkien collecting anyway -somebody somewhere will (in all likelyhood) be collecting in the same area as you (mabey not though!)

In the eyes of most people (this company excluded) your already a total geek for liking tolkien anyway! Wait to you tell them you have more than one copy of the same book! or 50 copies of the same book! or hundreds of calendars!

Also, you have your whole life to collect books (or anything else) if you choose to; there's no rush (is there?); and certainly no apparent end in sight even for those with a massive collection and years of collecting behind them.

Most people have a focus for their collection; an area they're particularly interested in. If you collect books generally, Tolkien might be your special area of interest. Within Tolkien collecting you may focus in any number of areas: primary works; only hardbacks; only one title (LotRs); signed books; illustrated books etc etc -whatever.

The aim of this (I think what drives those of us who collect) is to be able to (at least in theory) see a 'complete' collection in this area. Having some focus within an area at least (subconciously) limits you to only collecting within it; and ultimately sets some boundaries on spending.

Ain't got time to finish this (and Rowns has bound in with a fair bit while I was mid-typing this!)

BH

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:39
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Re: A new collection
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There's no text difference between the 1993 first impression and the 2002 second impression. Last I heard from the publisher they were going to make a third impression as well, but I haven't seen it yet. I am about to order a few more copies for sale, they will be $80 through rowns.com and I will post a notice here when I have them in stock.

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:35
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Re: Taking pre-orders for Hammond's Bibliography
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I may be to late, but I would be happy to buy from you if you have any left. I checked your website and I found nothing under this title.

-Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:33
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Re: A new collection
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I completely understand now all about the printings!

Thank you

AS for J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Hammond, which would you recommend me buying, the 1993, or the 2002. Are there any differences between them?

Thanks again
-Tom

Posted on: 2008/1/1 11:22
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Re: June Giveaway!
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YES PLEASE!!

Posted on: 2008/1/1 10:43
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