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Re: New Book Releases
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Earl, I think if you could get either of the Super Deluxe Ed.'s for £125 that would be a pretty decent price; when I think back to the full price (CoH) & discounted price (S&G) I paid for my copies, they probably weren't (& aren't) worth it. The only thing I'd say to you is, if you're a Tolkien collector, you're probably not going to enjoy these leather editions that much; I mean, you're probably not going to handle them often simply because you've paid so much money for them. Of course, in this case, you're also getting an "official" signature thrown in for that price; so all-in £125 is fair I'd say.

I get far more enjoyment out of old, old leather books that I have, that are already a little battle-scarred & "pre-loved". The finish on antiquarian leather books can't really be matched by the HarperCollins' of today. Having said that, full leather is still reasonably uncommon even for older books. Coming back to Tolkien, I have a rebound half-leather 1977 Silmarillion (a modern leather rebind, but by a reputable bookbinder) & it's very comfortable to handle. I enjoy this copy more than I enjoy having the two Super Deluxe copies. Rebinds are, in my opinion, worth having if the price is right; particularly if you're just looking for that lovely leather feel.

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Posted on: 5/19 2:02:24
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Re: The Wonders of...
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eBay Item #231944670339
Generally they are available only with the spine title faded to white.

The fabled white lettered Silmarillion...

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Posted on: 5/15 15:40:14
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Re: The Wonders of...
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If I recall correctly he claims that they are new/different books but that he just uses the same/old photos i.e. "stock photos". Obviously, that's perfectly possible (& perhaps this is what you're seeing), but it should clearly state that in his auction listings (which it does not).

Either way, it's pretty annoying.

BH

Posted on: 5/5 14:56:13
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Re: I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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Quite surprising that never happened I suppose.

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Posted on: 5/3 9:57:21
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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How do you know I haven't been hoarding money under my mattress for this very auction?

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Posted on: 4/4 14:19:55
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