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Re: The Wonders of...
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Without contributing to the "what is is worth" side of the conversation for the deluxe "Tales from the Perlious Realm", my point is that I have been watching closely online for these, and this recent ebay copy is the one of the only copies that has come up for sale anywhere (ABEBooks, Amazon third party sellers, eBay, Biblio, Alibris, etc.) that I have noted for at least six months that isn't ridiculous (there's one from a China seller on Biblio.com right now for over $600, I am not even sure that isn't a phishing scam instead of a real copy). These are quite scarce on the open marketplace, currently.

Posted on: 6/16 12:03:19
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Onónion,

I hate to say this, but try to find that "Tales From the Perilous Realm" Deluxe edition for less. You will have your work cut out for you. It must have had a very small print run.

Here's the link again for the preview box:

eBay Item #181398593156

Posted on: 6/16 6:48:37
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Re: Designing Tolkien's Beowulf book
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I get the feeling that consistency is not a high priority for any publisher, unless the new book is part of a multi-volume set.

I also think that the designer here is not the same person as on the others (just a hunch) and they of course want to show some individuality and contribution to the design.

Plus now when they come out with a matching style, people like us will be "forced" to collect that as well because they look so much nicer together on the shelf!

Posted on: 6/12 10:41:16
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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These don't show up often, ending soon:

eBay Item #331225142257

One on Amazon right now as well, about the same price including shipping:


Posted on: 6/12 10:24:13
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Designing Tolkien's Beowulf book
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HarperCollins has shared some of the though process that went behind the design of the dustjacket for Beowulf - I found it interesting!

http://harpercollins-design.tumblr.co ... g-beowulf-by-ben-gardiner

It’s a balancing act designing a cover to illustrate J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary texts; simultaneously giving his fantastical works a stand out and distinctive look, whilst also paying respect to the genre and decades of publishing that have gone before.

Posted on: 6/10 16:44:35
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