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Re: Fair Price for 1969 One Volume Deluxe LotRs?
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Sorry...

There is another copy, claiming "1968" as the publication date --this is obviously in error, but it may still be a 1st impression.

1st edition LORD OF THE RINGS 1968 (1ST 3 Books in one

It's not really in the same condition tho'...

BH


Posted on: 2011/10/25 14:54
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Re: Identifying Silmarillion 1977 export edition
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If you're referring to the DJ --then, yes, it's a standard DJ. If you mean the boards themselves --again, yes, standard paper covered boards. However the point is, if you'd seen a Clowes 1st impression with paper covered boards --one would have assumed it had the Ulmo error corrected i.e. it was the 2nd Clowes state (or the "intermediate", between the 1st state & the Clowes Book Club edition --whatever you want to call it). It is not (the 2nd state). It has both errors present. More unconventionally it has a priced jacket, casting doubt on the cast iron assumption that Clowes = "export". It's more complicated than that. Not hugely so, but not so clear cut.

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Posted on: 2011/10/25 14:47
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Fair Price for 1969 One Volume Deluxe LotRs?
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I just bought a really nice (probably NF/VG) LR (one volume, India paper) 1969 1st impression, for Buy-It-Now £149. Quite a lot, but reasonable price do you think?

Lord of the Rings 1969 1st Edition Extremely Rare

BH


Posted on: 2011/10/24 15:06

Edited by Khamul on 2011/10/24 15:17:22
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Re: History of Middle-earth paperbacks
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Don't encourage him. "I've got an Uncle, who was in this shop, who saw a Tolkien book, and it was like, signed... blah blah..." --yeh yeh, we don't want to know! (--unless you're going to sell it to me...)

BH

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Re: Identifying Silmarillion 1997 export edition
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I've had a rant about this fairly recently on these forums!
(I'm sure someone, Trotter!, could find it & provide a link here.)

Firstly, from a value perspective, there should be very little difference (paid) between 1st impressions.

Clearly the correction of the italicized "and" in the Ulmo entry (or the very assumption that there was an error and it was then corrected i.e. this order) is the distinguishing point differentiating the two states of the Clowes 1st impression.

Yes, the other features (cloth/paper binding; presence, or not of headbands; & dyed top edge, or not) can be used to identify the two states --but they should not be absolutely trusted.

The DJ shade is difficult to ascertain from photos. The other points are easy to see, provided (as you discuss) good images are provided. But, ultimately, the error(s) (or correction(s) of them) identify the priority of the sheets themselves --nothing else.

As I've mentioned previously: I have a paper bound Clowes 1st, review copy. And, there are intermediate states of practically every other impression & book club variant. These aren't, I believe, binding mistakes or errors, as someone previously suggested. They simply used a lot of different printers, and printed many, many copies.

So, if the seller can be trusted, I'd get straight to the point & just ask about the Ulmo error. I wouldn't pay more than £10 for a copy of The Silmarillion.

BH

Posted on: 2011/10/24 14:28
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