Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Stu
24 minutes ago

wellinghall
1 hour 21 minutes ago

laurel
1 hour 31 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
2 hours 42 minutes ago

Jlong
11 hours 12 minutes ago

Khamûl
13 hours 50 minutes ago

Trotter
14 hours 36 minutes ago

Karl
16 hours 19 minutes ago


(1) 2 3 4 ... 121 »


Re: UK Deluxe Tales from the Perilous Realm
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 636
Offline
Might have been reprinted (or might just be a few copies that have surfaced -- the auction had 5 copies available) ?

eBay Item #141481768835

Posted on: Today 0:58:28


Re: The Wonders of...
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 636
Offline

Khamûl wrote:
How can anyone really see how good that jacket is with the protective jacket cover? It might not be that good when you get it front of you. Either way, I think the price is stupidly high, given, as Stu says, the current market. I've got plenty in this kind of condition...

BH


Exactly right - The mylar cover should be well and truly off when taking pictures with the purpose of selling a book. All but the worst jackets look good once they have has a nice, shiny protector on them.

And lets be honest, out of the 250,000 (?) first printings of the Sil., there must still be quite a lot of them in as new condition. The key thing seems to just be to keep them away from UV.

Posted on: 11/21 14:59:39


Re: New Book Releases
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 636
Offline
The Easton Press have released Beowulf, in case anyone is interested.

http://www.eastonpress.com/Books/prod/E42/BEOWULF_3006.aspx

Posted on: 11/21 3:16:24


Re: The Wonders of...
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 636
Offline

Urulöké wrote:
That's in pretty amazing condition, from the photos. That would be my guess as to what is driving the bidding.


Still seems a bit steep(?), especially given the relatively depressed market. I have a copy that is actually a bit better than that one (that one on eBay has a bit of bumping to the head and the tail of the spine and the top-stain has faded a little), and I only paid 25 pounds for mine from a book-dealer on Abe. That was ten years (or more) ago, I suppose.

Attach file:



jpg  sil.jpg (216.28 KB)
228_546e81c237221.jpg 1074X1216 px

jpg  sil2.jpg (180.53 KB)
228_546e81d0a3934.jpg 1210X1427 px

Posted on: 11/20 17:07:02


Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/8/10 2:07
From Queenstown, New Zealand
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 636
Offline

Trotter wrote:

I asked HarperCollins about Encore.

"I believe Encore was a mail order label (a bookclub, not HarperCollins imprint) and assume that a small batch of boxes was run on for them as a one-off special sale. I don’t have any records as to how many, I’m afraid. I assume the books themselves are identical to the trade edition."


Thanks for clarifying that with HC, Trotter. Mystery solved.

Will need to keep an eye on them (as they occasionally come up for sale) to see which seems to be most common. There is a set on Abe in NSW (Australia) which is also an Encore version.

(Of course, Deagol will now need to update Tolkienbooks.net with an extra entry.)..

Posted on: 11/18 14:52:47

Edited by Stu on 2014/11/18 15:03:39
Edited by Stu on 2014/11/18 18:28:48



 Top
(1) 2 3 4 ... 121 »