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Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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I'm trying to track down the original "Red" version (as opposed to the Blue of 2004) of the HarperCollins Nasmith-illustrated Silmarillion (1998 and 2000 according to TolkienBooks.net). From what I can tell, there are two variations of the dust jacket, which differ on the spine. The seemingly most common displays author and title longitudinally on either side of a short miniature of an illustration. The version I'm trying to find, though, more closely matches these spines [http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=87400] with a taller picture, and the Tolkien's name listed laterally in smaller letters. It's hard to find a picture, but you can see it in the photo at the bottom of this archived TolkienBookshelf.com page [https://web.archive.org/web/2014082405 ... rBy=title&category_id=242]. I don't think it's as simple as the 1998 printing being one, and the 2000 being the other. It seems both can be found on the 1998. TolkienBooks.net doesn't say anything about it that I can find. Does anyone have information on this? Better yet, can you help me find the version I'm seeking?

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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Thanks for the replies. Interesting that Wellinghall's first printing is "right." This would indicate that it was indeed "corrected." The publisher's image (see Amazon or Wayne & Christina's blog) clearly shows the titles both right-facing. It sure makes a lot more sense to me to have the slipcase mimic the book.

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Art of the LoTR slipcase
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Perhaps this has been mentioned elsewhere, but last night I discovered that the slipcase for my HC 1st printing of Wayne & Christina's The Art of the Lord of the Rings is printed backwards. Every other slipcase I have (including the companion Hobbit Art volume) is oriented so that the front of the book is facing the same direction as the front (title side) of the slipcase. In other words, when shelved (spine out) all titles face right. Not so with this volume. I'm wondering if anyone else noticed this and whether this apparent mistake was corrected (have there been additional printings?).

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Poems from the Hobbit 1999
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Tolkienbooks.net (which I trust) lists the 1999 Poems from the Hobbit as a mini hardback. Wherever I search on the net to buy the book, using the same ISBN, it's always described as paperback/softcover. Only the Houghton Mifflin version comes up as hardback. Is there a softcover or is this just an error that's become attached to the book?

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