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Re: The Lord of the Rings & the Hobbit Collection [BBC Audiobooks]
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I'm interested in purchasing CDs of the BBC Tolkien productions. This (2011) set has 19 CDs (5 Hobbit, 14 LoTR). The 2009 J.R.R. Tolkien Collection includes Tales from the Perilous Realm and J.R.R. Tolkien: An Audio Portrait. It has a total of 21 discs - with 4 each for The Hobbit and each book of the trilogy and an additional 5 for Tales and the Portrait. Does the newer set have more (Hobbit and LotR) content with its 3 additional discs (19 vs. 16)? From what I can glean from Amazon, the individually sold sets are as follows:

Tales: 3 discs
Audio Portrait: 2 discs
Hobbit: 5 discs (contains "bonus author interview")
LotR: 12 discs (one of which is music)

These seem to correlate with the 2009 set with the exception of the extra Hobbit disc (is this simply the bonus interview? - is this the same extra disc as the 2011 set?).

Can anyone sort this out for me?

Posted on: 9/14 20:09:36


Re: Lord of the Rings + Reader's Companion Set
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Thanks for the pictures Trotter. I notice also that the sides at the opening differ as well: angled for 50th, curved for 60th. I guess I can't cheat by buying the older books separately and putting them in a newer box!

Posted on: 8/25 19:32:20


Lord of the Rings + Reader's Companion Set
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I have the recent 4-hardback LoTR + Reader's Companion 60th Anniversary boxed set. I've been looking for the 50th Anniversary set for some time. I know it's been stated in a forum here before that the 50th set isn't all that rare, though I only see a couple a year on Ebay and elsewhere. If anyone is selling, let me know.

Anyway, my question is: are the boxes from the 50th and 60th Anniversary sets identical? I know the books are different, but I'm wondering about the box.

Posted on: 8/24 20:27:31


Re: Number Line Question
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Well...case closed. Rather than swallow his pride and enjoy his first editions (bought at rather reasonable prices), the buyer, aneythang55, decided to close the case and leave me poor feedback:

"Unable to resolve problems-sends site links rather than accept your disatisfact"

The link I sent him was to this forum (and some other reputable sites explaining number lines before that). Of course I had explained exactly what you all confirmed before that. To all this he said:

"I know what I know. There are many people in the world, and we can always find someone to agree with our point of view. 10 numbers is a full number line. That is that. Your book has 9 numbers on the line. I will not argue the issue any further."

Earlier he had sent me this gem:

"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 (full print line) 10 9 8 7 6 (printing) 1 2 3 4 (sub 6) 2 6 5 9 10 1 3 4 7 8 10 9 8 7 (6- 10 = 4#s left on line) The print line is the first 10 #s regardless of order (see line 4). The print line is reduced by the # of the book’s printing. For example, 6th book print, the # line is reduced by the # of printings, 6th-10=-4(# left on the line). It is not the 6th print bec of the lowest #. THE ORDER OF THE #S DOES NOT MATTER. The print line is reduced by increments of one, as is the # number of printings. The first printing is A FULL #LINE. The Roverandom book has 9 #s left in the line. The book has had 1 printing. .. SUBTRACT 1 (first printing)-10= -9 or 9+1(1st printing)=10(full # line). Therefore, the 2nd print. Next subtract 2(there has been print 1 and Print 2) 2-10= -8(#s left) or 8+2 10 (full line) which make it the 3rd print. The 7th print, 7-10=-3 … 9th print, reduce the # line by 9. 9-10= -1. The 10th print, 10-10=0. The first 10 printings."

Such dazzling equations!

So Mr. aneythang55 unhappily has his first editions and I have my poor feedback. Perhaps I should have let him return them, but why should I have to pay even extra postage for selling EXACTLY what I described. Ah, Ebay...

Posted on: 8/7 8:57:20


Re: Number Line Question
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The same buyer also was also unconvinced about a copy of the 2012 HC Hobbit Collector's Edition that I sold him. I'm quite sure it's a first printing as later impressions have an indication beneath the "Collector's Edition published by..." line on the copyright page. Is this correct? Page is attached.

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