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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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@Khamûl - Got lucky today, I guess. I wasn't expecting an answer until tomorrow at the very earliest (a few days would not be uncommon).

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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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I received a bit of additional information from HarperCollins, and have a few followup questions out for more details. Here is what they told me so far - the "common" dustjacket with multiple prices on it is the first printing of the dustjacket. Later printings of the dustjacket had just the single price on them. The updated spine jacket coincided with the September 2002 illustrated Lord of the Rings release to match the layout there.

Hopefully more to come (like where the 2nd impression of this edition fits into the timeline).

Posted on: 8/25 14:16:35
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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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Thanks Khamûl. I saw some comments/notes online when looking yesterday that the BCA (book club) put this edition out too - would those be the unpriced jackets perhaps? I know that often BCA would have the same physical book and make changes to the dustjacket only, on occasion. I have no idea if that happened with this edition.

Posted on: 8/25 13:26:52
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One other note - David also provided the copyright page photo, which is identical to my first impression "common" copy - definitely not indicated as a later printing!

Posted on: 8/25 13:03:29
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David at The Tolkien Bookshelf was quite kind to provide the original high-resolution image of the dustjacket he had for sale. I have attached that below.

I can say the following: my personal copy looks like the "common" dustjacket spine design shown above in the thread. However, on the inside flap, it has the following for pricing info:
£19.99 until 31 December 1998
£24.99 from 1 January 1999


The picture from David fairly clearly shows just the price of £24.99 on the flap. My theory is that David's copy was an updated dustjacket from 1999 at the least, or perhaps from the 2000 reprint. It is also possible that there was a last minute decision to have the "discount" priced dustjacket, and so David's copy could predate the "common" copy. David's copy definitely has the same ISBN as my first impression in "common" dustjacket.

I don't see any other differences in the dustjackets other than the spine and price info (just from the photo, I obviously don't have both in hand.)

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Posted on: 8/25 12:50:46
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