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Re: The Wonders of...
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I wonder how many times 1973Lee1973 can put the same book up for sale, have it appear to sell and then list it again.

I'm have a feeling it also showed as selling for the 400-pounds-ish price prior to this date range, as that was what flagged me to keep an eye on it and see if it kept popping back up, due to my natural suspicion of eBay sellers.

(and yes, despite appearing to sell again most recently on the 29th, it is back up for sale again today).

Something not quite right here.

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Re: I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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Khamûl wrote:
Quite surprising that never happened I suppose.

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I suspect the Silmarillion was probably too popular back when this style of jackets were being used. We probably only got the matching UT in 1992 because - at that point in time - it wasn't a big commercial seller in hardback form. We know that hardback HoME volumes were down to 25 copies or so a year at one point.

Posted on: 5/3 14:04:07


I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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...that matched HoME.

Won't happen, but can dream.

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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I don't think there is a hard and fast convention, but single-book slipcases from publishers I have books from have the "front-facing" information on the right of the slipcase, assuming the opening is facing towards you. Multi-book slipcases (for paperback sets, etc) seem to be a bit more random, but also more often than not follow this convention.

In this case, I'd guess a minor communications cock up between publisher and printer. Obligatory moan about everything being done in China to the detriment of our own economy, etc, etc...

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Re: The Old English Exodus
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Yeah. Was glad to find it. It seems like there should be plenty of them out there, really, even if half (at a guess) ended up in various libraries. I expect there will be plenty of them floating about with pages removed to disguise their library origins at some point.

I don't normally bid on auctions in the US or ones that use the Global Shipping Program, but I made an exception for this one, which was in Utah (and spent quite a bit of time making sure the seller packaged it properly in an appropriately sized flat rate box with internal padding, rather than a padded envelope). eBay still opened it, but at least they didn't repackage or do any damage. I figure if you overpack or under-pack, you are screwed when it comes to GSP auctions. That said, it arrived very quickly (less than a week).

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