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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?

eBay Item #380924969077

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


Re: The Wonders of...
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Stu wrote:
I'm pretty sure you could still buy this new from Tolkien.co.uk until fairly recently (I'm referring to the Alan Lee signed version limited to 500 copies with the different information sheet, but otherwise identical to the non-signed one). They took a LONG time to sell.

I can't image that anyone would ever pay $500 for it (but if anyone wants to, I have a spare one in a box )


They could ask me as well, as I also have a spare.

I am struggling with the £110 price on this UK 1961 3rd edition Hobbit and the 'acceptable' condition from the seller, not a lot to go on from the seller apart from a picture of the 'acceptable' binding.

eBay Item #171360227506

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Posted on: 6/17 12:58:24


Re: The Wonders of...
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I wish they could have made the pictures a bit smaller, I can still almost make out the cover of the book.

eBay Item #301217006962

Fortunately they do not discuss much else about the book, such as is it in the original box, and does it have the original tissue paper, this information is possibly in a microdot on the photo.

Posted on: 6/16 11:13:32



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