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Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Ah yes, the old folding & affixing...

Copy #1 has the most common folding & affixing. The map is folded top-to-bottom making a full length fold across (west to east) the map. The map is affixed to the RFEP using the SW corner of the map sheet. The map folds "up" (projected above the book) to open.

I can't quite see, but I think copy #2 has the same folding (maybe Stu is correct & it's folded opposite), it's just that it's been affixed using the NW corner of the map sheet. This is probably just affixed in error.

The maps are sometimes folded differently too; I've seen a few different variations to bring the map inside the book. I haven't noted whether these differences are consistently linked to other variations. Other aspects to note are that the Billing maps are on thicker paper, almost card like. The Billing maps are also not affixed to the rear FEP, but to the final blank page.

BH

Posted on: 2016/11/5 14:02
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Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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You're going to need to give me a clue, what am I supposed to be looking at here?

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Posted on: 2016/11/5 11:43
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Re: David Miller Slipcases
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I don't agree. At the very least it adds value to the value of the slipcase itself. They're not worth nothing. Take a book worth, say, £80-90 (not your example, a "common" book; that's a straw man argument, as you're always going to struggle to add value to ten-a-penny books); add a slipcase & it's going to sell for £100. 'Tis fact! Stu, it happens on eBay, so it must be true...

BH

Posted on: 2016/11/1 15:39
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Re: David Miller Slipcases
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They're fantastic. So is DM; really helpful guy. Also, they do add value. Come on!, they look great...

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Posted on: 2016/11/1 14:29
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Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Morinehtar, I'm slightly less interested in perfection in terms of condition & more interested in printing priority & history. I don't know if you got a good deal, as I don't know how much you paid, and I don't know precisely what you bought.

My point was simply a general one: there are several different states of marked first impressions of copies printed by both Clowes & Billing. Is this important? I don't know; but I'm always a little concerned by sellers asking for high prices for "true first edition"[s] --when the books aren't the first printed state (or where this isn't clear from the description) &/or other features are claimed to denote or not denote priority.

I could give examples, but I'm sure you probably know what I mean.

BH

Posted on: 2016/10/31 14:53
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