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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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I think I should clarify this, as it is not the Runes, that I noticed were different, but the area with the Elvish letters in the Centenary circle on the back of the box.

The 'Encore' box has four very clearly defined circles around the elvish lettering. The HarperCollins set has appears to have only have two circles around the lettering as the gap is very tiny between some of the circles.

I asked HarperCollins about Encore.

"I believe Encore was a mail order label (a bookclub, not HarperCollins imprint) and assume that a small batch of boxes was run on for them as a one-off special sale. I don’t have any records as to how many, I’m afraid. I assume the books themselves are identical to the trade edition."

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Posted on: 11/18 0:31:38

Edited by Trotter on 2014/11/18 3:52:07


Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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I would be interested to know if you do get an Encore box, I noted some other differences to the standard HarperCollins box set as well.

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Posted on: 11/17 23:51:34


Re: TV appearance
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I wish my 1/1st Hobbit looked like that

Posted on: 11/15 8:18:47


Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions
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The Hobbit, tenth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, colour frontispiece, illustrations, map endpapers, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little creased at head and foot, scuffing to upper panel, 8vo, 1958.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/447

Sold for £3500


The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., vol.1 twelfth impression, vol.2 eighth impression, vol.3 ninth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, folding maps, tape-marks to endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets laminated, spines slightly browned, 1961-62; and a copy of the Silmarilion, 8vo (4)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/448

Sold for £2800

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, second impression, signed by the author on half-title, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, some light rubbing to head and foot, otherwise excellent, 8vo, 1962.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/449

Sold for £1400

Smith of Wootton Major, first edition, signed by the author on front free endpaper, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, 12mo, 1967.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/450

Sold for £1900

The Road Goes Ever On, a Song Cycle, music by Donald Swann, first edition, signed by the author on front endpaper, spotting to endpapers, original boards, some light spotting, dust-jacket, light tape-marks to verso, some light creasing to head and foot, but a near-fine example overall, 1968; and an L.P. of Songs and Poems of Middle Earth, 4to (2)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/451

Sold for £1700

Tree and Leaf, paperback edition, fourth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author with additional signature to title, original pictorial wrappers, a little rubbed, 1970; and 2 others by the same, 8vo (3)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/452

Sold for £1400


Autograph Note signed to Fay Darrington, 1p., 8vo, n.p, 16th November, 1971, thanking her for her letter, returning two books signed and sending her a copy of the new Hobbit map poster.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/453

Sold for £1800

Autograph Letter signed to Fay Darrington, 1p. & envelope, 8vo, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth, 16th February, 1972, thanking her for her letter "the warmth of your gratitude and your delight in my books" and discussing "the sad business of breaking up my library and house & selling my house", folds, a few small spots.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/454

Sold for £2400

Posted on: 11/13 10:00:17


Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions
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The Postcard has been removed from the auction.

Posted on: 11/10 15:35:24



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