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Re: The Wonders of...
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Why are you convinced that this is a HoME standard Hb 3-volume slipcase? I mean, they look the same; but why so sure? And why would HarperCollins be needing to get rid of them? Why would they not just fill them with more HoME volumes? I mean, there must be a demand for the 3-volume st. Hb HoME set, as they're still churning them out.

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Re: Speedyhen
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Okay, so this is fairly minor (incredibly minor some might say); but it's annoying. If you were in a physical bookshop (do they still exist?! ) you'd be looking for a jacket that was cleaner ("newer") looking than this; I certainly wouldn't walk out the shop with this copy.

Deluxe arrived today, in shrinkwrap...

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Posted on: 5/26 3:30:00
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Re: New Book Releases
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Doug Anderson has just announced, on his blog, that a Pb edition of Tolkien On Fairy-stories is due to be published on August 14th:
http://tolkienandfantasy.blogspot.co. ... =Feed:+TolkienAndFantasy+(Tolkien+and+Fantasy)

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Posted on: 5/24 14:56:25
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Damn it, Urulöké --I have no recollection of whether I put in my real DOB or not!

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Posted on: 5/24 11:27:37
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Re: Speedyhen
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I just got the standard Hb of Beowulf yesterday from SpeedyHen. Yip, agreed Trotter --Yodel can be a real pain. (When I lived in Aberdeen Amazon were also using them for a while a few years back; they got a lot of complaints I gather & stopped using them.) In this case my problem is with SpeedyHen/HarperCollins though. The book had no protection in envelope it was posted in (so, just the same as Amazon then!); as a result the book jacket was scuffed & creased. I realize the jacket is designed with that aged/blackened look to the corners (a little unusual for HC), but why do HC not bubblewrap these? My guess is SpeedyHen probably received the book in this condition.

It's going back.

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