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Re: RK 2nd Ed. 'Stamp' on boards?
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So I guess this book was given as a school prize.

As regards "The Hobbit"

RARE RED SUN VERSION (most have gold)

FIRST EDITION
FIRST PRINT
2006

THE HOBBIT
BY
J.R.R. Tolkien

I would be very interested in a copy of the common edition with a gold sun and not the rare red sun version. I don't think there has ever been a UK paperback with a gold sun, all the copies had red or white suns.

According to Deagol's site, the numbering of these books was accidentally reset, so they appear as first editions instead of impression's in the 90s.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 23:11
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Re: RK 2nd Ed. 'Stamp' on boards?
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It has been put on at a later date.

A very expensive 'Ex Libris' book-plate.

I don't think it is from a public library, they usually rebind the book.

Posted on: 2009/3/1 10:47
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Tree and Leaf and 30% discount off tolkien.co.uk
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"On Monday 2nd March HarperCollins is publishing a new paperback edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's TREE AND LEAF, which for the first time sports Tolkien's colourful drawing of The Tree of Amalion on the cover. To celebrate, we are pleased to be offering 30% off the retail price of £7.99 - and we are extending this 30% offer across all the current titles available to purchase online. Enter the discount code TOLK31 at the basket page, and we'll take 30% off your books*. "

* A 30% (thirty percent) discount (the 'Discount') will be offered to site www.tolkien.co.uk visitors, who use the relevant Promotional Code between 8:00:01 (GMT) on Wednesday 17th February 2009 and 23:59:59 (GMT) on Tuesday 31st March 2009 (the 'Promotional Period').

Email from tolkien.co.uk.

Posted on: 2009/2/26 6:21
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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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In my early days of collecting, I bought books simply because I wanted them. Later, I tried buying to sell later on, but it never worked for me. Now, I don't trouble myself with resale values. I buy the books because I want to collect them.

But when do you buy, when they discount by 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% ....... 80% because the book does not sell? The number of the book only matters if you are interested in resale value. I'd be very happy to have a book for my collection, not resale, at an enormous discount.

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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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I seem to remember an article somewhere with David Brawn, where he was asked why HarperCollins had not issued a Deluxe (not Super-Deluxe) edition of Unfinished Tales. They did not think there was a big enough market for the book.

In the case of the new book, I agree with Stu in that people bought multiple copies of COH as investments, which turned out to be very poor investments because of the discounting that they did.

Collectors and dealers are not going to do the same thing with this new book, people will be very wary about buying multiple copies, or even single copies at full price.

If Unfinished Tales is not right for a Deluxe edition (I disagree and think it is) then this is not the right title for a Super-Deluxe Edition, they should have just done a Trade and Deluxe.

Posted on: 2009/2/24 22:49
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