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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I pointed out the mistake.

"Hi and thanks for the question. It seems I did make a mistake, that picture is not in this book. You see I happen to have a copy of the First US edition for sale as well and it seems I accidentally loaded that picture onto this ad by mistake. I have just took that picture down (I also checked all the other pictures on this ad and they are all correct). Thank you for bringing the mistake to my attention. If you have any other questions please feel free to write. Best Regards, Jason"

Posted on: 2011/5/12 9:44


UK BBC 4 "The Viking Sagas"
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On tonight on BBC 4 at 9pm BST and for UK members will be on the BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days.

"Hundreds of years ago in faraway Iceland the Vikings began to write down dozens of stories called sagas - sweeping narratives based on real people and real events. But as Oxford University's Janina Ramirez discovers, these sagas are not just great works of art, they are also priceless historical documents which bring to life the Viking world. Dr Ramirez travels across glaciers and through the lava fields of Iceland to the far north west of the country to find out about one of the most compelling of these stories - the Laxdaela Saga."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0110gnv/The_Viking_Sagas/#

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I think it is appropriate to mention the facsimile edition by HarperCollins coming out next year.

I'd love it to be the first impression, but now that I know (thanks Wayne & Christina) that the second impression also has Mirkwood and colour plates, I'd reluctantly settle for the 2nd (but first please).

Posted on: 2011/5/9 12:24

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Correct, it should not be.

I often wondered why it was not in the later copies, did Tolkien not like it or think it was out of place in the book? (hopefully this may be explained in a book coming out soon )

Posted on: 2011/5/9 11:30


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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It is all in the pictures.

(I agree on the dust-wrapper spine, very poorly described by the seller, but not what I was looking for)

Posted on: 2011/5/9 10:46



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