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Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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I am looking for companies that can produce exceptional facsimile dust jackets for Tolkien books.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Posted on: 6/28 4:03:42


Re: New Book Releases
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I checked the 50th Fellowship of the Ring from the box set, with the newly arrived 60th Fellowship of the Ring (6th printing) against the changes listed by Wayne and Christina (http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/rings.html).

The 6th printing incorporates all the changes on the pages, that I checked, i.e. the change below is in the new copy

"p. 50, Ring inscription: As noted in The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Companion, the inscription reproduced in 2004 printings of the 50th anniversary edition is incorrect, taken from earlier, rejected lettering by Tolkien."

However, I have just checked Wayne & Christina's Note on the text in the Fellowship of the Ring, and this seems to be different to the note in the one volume 60th anniversary edition.

6th impression Fellowship of the Ring

Note on the 50th Anniversary Edition and dated May 2004

60th Anniversary One volume edition

Note on the revised text and dated January 2014

I would have expected both books to have the January 2014 notes.

Posted on: 6/25 22:13:38

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Re: New Book Releases
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Just got the three volume 60th Lord of the Rings and Reader's Companion in a slipcase.

The Lord of The Rings single volume editions are all 6th printings, and the Reader's Companion is now a 1st printing with a copyright date of 2014.

I will try and put up some additional photos of the books later, but this picture shows the 50th box set, 60th box set and the 60th one volume edition.

If anybody else has a copy yet, does your dust-jacket on the Two Towers, appear to be the correct size and fit well on the book?

The second picture shows the problem, my dust jacket is way too big for the book, which results in bending on the dust jacket, which you can see at the top left of the dust jacket in the picture.

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Posted on: 6/25 12:56:32

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A bit of a knowledge on how to edit photos, works wonders when trying to sell a book.

See if you can spot how much the dealer is selling the book for in his shop?

eBay Item #321440805739

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Posted on: 6/23 7:50:38


Re: New Book Releases
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Stu wrote:
Thanks for uploading the pictures. The book looks nice enough. The plastic case looks absolutely rubbish - I once had a mobile phone that came in throw-away packaging with an almost identical finish (to be fair, I still have the packaging - not the phone - in a kitchen cupboard with a load of loose recipes stuffed in it, so it was good packaging). I hate to be a complainer (yeah, right!), but it really is not a material to use for things you want to last. Cheap plastics rarely stand up well. It is not if the folded bits crack, it is when. Do not read at low temperatures, I guess...


I agree with you, the problem with the plastic slipcase, is that it is very difficult to put the book into the case, and the more times you try this, the more likely it is that the flimsy plastic case will break.

I will also not look at this book a lot, to avoid breaking the flimsy plastic case

Posted on: 6/19 15:35:42



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