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Re: What was the first copy of the Hobbit, LOTR and the Sil that you owned?
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THE HOBBIT, Grafton, 1991, Pb, 6th imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=24200
THE LORD OF THE RINGS, HarperCollins, 1993, Pb, 1st imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=46280
THE SILMARILLION, HarperCollins, 1994, Pb 1st imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62280

I still have all of these & use them as reading copies. I read LotRs, for the first time in many years, in early-to-mid 2013 (I think); and The Silmarillion in June this year. I may have read The Hobbit around this time, too; but can't recall exactly. LotRs is nearly falling apart; the other two are okay. I also have an additional duplicate collectable copy (no spine fade) of The Silmarillion; also a 1st imp. I'd read The Hobbit previous to my acquisition of the above 1991/92 Grafton copy (I first read it in primary school, several years earlier); but the other two editions are contemporary with my first reading of them.

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Re: New Book Releases
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Do you not think they look at little short to be the leather editions?

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Re: New Book Releases
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Do you think? I don't. We know the slipcase that housed these was a prototype only; therefore, it would be pretty unlikely to pop up in a 2014 HC photograph along with current editions. Additionally, those spines don't look leather. Further, if we assume the bottom of all of those books are sitting flush with the bottom of the cardboard box (not an unreasonable assumption), then these HoME volumes are far too short to be the 2000-2001 leather Eds. Yes/no?

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Posted on: 2014/12/21 11:51
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Re: New Book Releases
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Interesting. They look like jacket-less HoME volumes, slipcased (as you say), in (perhaps?) the post-2004 (starting from the 50th Aniv. LotRs Ed.) deluxe style. That would kind of make sense I suppose. This is the first I've seen/heard though.

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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I didn't think for a second think they were Tolkien's comments; the seller didn't really suggest that though, did they? That said, I'm not really sure what they're claiming to be honest.

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Posted on: 2014/12/21 10:59
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