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There and Back Again - The Map of Tolkien's The Hobbit
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Ordered this book, one year ago from Amazon and it arrived today

It is good to finally get all three of the new editions of John Howe's maps with Brian Sibley's commentary.

Posted on: 2010/9/3 7:27


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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No, if I see something I like and it's not in a slipcase, I will buy one right away for it!

I think that was garm's original point, which I completely agree with

Posted on: 2010/9/2 12:02


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Well I think an aim of owning 75 books is pretty decent, but you are right about being able to slipcase books myself. I have a lovely slipcase from David at tolkienbookshelf which would take care of any book. The only problem is would the book be creased and leaning etc before it got to me.


It would be a lot more than 75 books, as a lot of box-sets include more than one book.

I did not include slipcases and clamshell cases that I have made, but they are really good to protect books (I have 6 of these).

If you buy a 50 year or older book you may have to put up with "the book be creased and leaning etc. before it got to me."

Posted on: 2010/9/2 11:48


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Boxed editions are restricting but if you take UK published books alone (both hardback and paperback, and include Folio Society editions) in slipcases or boxes, there are about 75 different sets to collect.

Some of the paperback box sets from the 1970's are now difficult to find, mainly because the cardboard boxes were poorly made and have fallen to pieces.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 21:53


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Here is a quiz, which book are you getting if you were to buy one of the three copies available. I'm struggling from the description to have any idea at all!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/History-Middle- ... 295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3

From looking at the ISBN listed it is possible to find which book it is, but that is cheating for this quiz.

If you want to cheat, it is probably this book

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Complete-Histor ... -/290465401265?pt=Fiction

Posted on: 2010/9/1 11:19



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