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Re: UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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Thanks Trotter!

Is this a typo (extra zero on #5)?
The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)

Posted on: 7/16 9:35:39
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Stu wrote:
Until you found these books happened to be the first printing, you essentially thought they were tatty junk. Being the first, they somehow ceased to be tatty junk.


Just pricey tatty junk.

Seriously, though, book collecting is definitely an odd business. As my wife says, "well, I guess it's better than a lot of other hobbies you could have!"

Posted on: 7/2 15:21:23
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Re: The Wonders of...
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I updated my previous post on the LOTR set with reproduction dustjackets, but to reiterate what I said there, here:

I was hasty in my reaction which was primarily to the pictures - the discontinuity between the repro jackets and the books underneath. I did not notice that these are all first impression books, which (in any condition) would certainly have value to collectors well above what the repro jackets cost.

To be clear, I have no problem having beat up copies of Tolkien's works on my shelves - in fact I do, for many titles and editions! I don't personally like having pristine reproduction dustjackets hiding the books, is all. I feel the same way about rebindings.

Posted on: 7/2 12:29:08
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Re: The Wonders of...
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I would feel ill if I had these copies hiding on my shelves, those reproudction jackets are just wasted on these books! Not worth the price of the repro jackets to buy this set, in my opinion.

Update - I was hasty in my reaction which was primarily to the pictures - the discontinuity between the repro jackets and the books underneath. I did not note that these are all first impression books, which (in any condition) would certainly have value to collectors well above what the repro jackets cost.

To be clear, I would have no problem having beat up copies of Tolkien's works on my shelves - in fact I do, for many titles and editions! I don't personally like having pristine reproduction dustjackets hiding the books, is all. I feel the same way about rebindings.

eBay Item #181452594155

Posted on: 6/30 11:10:16

Edited by Urulöké on 2014/7/2 12:28:02
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Re: New Book Releases
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I think the foil was removed for this impression - see HarperCollins quote (my emphasis added):

The Companion jacket has been redone in light grey with a red ring – we were never entirely happy with just how dark the original brown and purple jacket turned out – and the three individual books have had their ‘50th Anniversary edition’ strapline removed from the front and the copper foil has been replaced with tasteful colours which tone in with the artwork. It’s a subtle difference, but one that I hope will be regarded as an improvement.


http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=13612#forumpost13612

Posted on: 6/26 10:22:07
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