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Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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Now now Trotter, you'd be showing off too if you had a first edition of the 2nd printing! Did that come after the second edition of the first printing?

My internet connection is crawling so I didn't look at any of the pictures properly. All I noted was the book count: 360. Think he might want to get a few more of those book things. Tolkien was an academic & a writer. Although, he may have made a few swords & the like; I don't recall...

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/23 11:20
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Re: FR 1992 Hb (Alan Lee)
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It's not really my spare --& I think it has some unsightly writing inside; names, signatures, doodles etc. But, if it's quite good --I'll get back to you. The recipient certainly doesn't need two!

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 11:39
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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I'm actually starting to find it a bit depressing; anything even slightly appealing to collectors is going for hundreds --mostly, I guess, to bookdealers. And some books, that you just want to read (like Rayner's Remembrancer), are going for more money than I'm likely to spend on any book ever! Other more desirable editions are just totally unaffordable, & I don't think I'll ever be able to acquire these books. Which, purely from a research point of view (if that's not too grand a term for examining these books), is really annoying.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 5:17
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Re: FR 1992 Hb (Alan Lee)
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laurel, I eventually got a fairly decent (probably VG/VG-) set for £80; which is alright I suppose. Just couldn't locate an affordable copy of FR on its own.

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 4:24
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Re: Selling my Super Deluxe Children of Hurin & Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
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Yes, I see it on his blog now --the Alan Lee set. Yes, very nice. Purely from a personal point of view, this is the sort of set which I really don't think is worth the £600 Bruffyboy paid for it; never mind the higher prices he suggests it's 'worth'. But, everyone to their own --if one wants to pay hundreds (or into the thousands) for books produced by HarperCollins in the 90's, fair enough. Just seems too much...

BH

Posted on: 2011/6/14 4:09
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