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Re: The Wonders of...
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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?

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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


Re: The Wonders of...
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Another 'Acceptable' Hobbit.

The Hobbit : This book has been inspected carefully by hand in the World of Rare Books office, to ensure the condition description is as accurate as possible for this exact copy pictured.

Really?

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Posted on: 6/19 14:21:25


Re: The Wonders of...
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Laurin666 wrote:
Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, quite common.


Voyager is owned by HarperCollins, not Houghton Mifflin.

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=44110

Posted on: 6/19 11:55:28


Re: New Book Releases
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I got the book today, I like the book and the new versions of the illustrations, you can see quite a difference when comparing with the original illustrations.

I also like the new fold-out illustration at the front of the book (4th picture below).

Bad points for me are that even though the book was in a box, it was still damaged as you can see from the pictures, so will be sending it back.

The plastic case is infuriating to put the book back into, and is almost certain to get broken if you read this book a lot.

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Posted on: 6/19 11:43:18



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