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Re: The Wonders of...
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That copy of the 1984 Deluxe Hobbit has been annoying me for the last couple of weeks in my eBay searches. I almost sent the guy a message suggesting he made his listing a bit more accurate, but couldn't be bothered in the end. I figured anyone would look at the copyright page picture before buying (even though it was only in "tinyvision" when I looked).

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Re: UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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Trotter wrote:

Urulöké wrote:
Thanks Trotter!

Is this a typo (extra zero on #5)?
The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)


It may be a typo in the magazine, does seem a huge increase.


2000 pounds certainly doesn't seem to reflect the price that it would normally sell at (although conversely 200 pounds would seem to be a bit low).

Posted on: 7/16 22:30:35


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If only I had had six hundred quid lying around when I was 14, I'd have been sorted :)

Posted on: 7/16 15:46:22


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Here are the 4th Impression versions in low res. My final (which has been refined a lot since I printed my copy -- I might reprint on the correct type of paper stock at some point when I am in a decent sized city or I visit a first world country) and Trotter's genuine copy.

If you compare the originals between the 1st impression and the 4th, a LOT of differences (and I'm not just talking about the text on the flaps). I think most of the differences come out of the alignment of the plates when printing the three colours (with the white obviously being the paper showing through). The white layer between the feet of the front row of trees shows clearly the kinds of difference between the impressions, in case anyone is interested. I didn't get that layer quite thick enough on my version, but my journey into the heart of darkness is complete, so it will have to do!

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Posted on: 7/11 18:57:34

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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Well, 25+ hours of photoshopping and I ended up with something I was happy enough with. Anyone contemplating of converting a 4th Ed Jacket into a 1st, my advice would be -- don't!! Start with a 3rd Edition as there are an order of magnitude less changes required.

The local print place ran it off for me on semi-gloss paper on their wide printer for $15 and I'm very pleased with the result. $65 all in for a 1st/4th in a correct impression facsimile Dust jacket feels like decent enough value. If I was going to print it again, I'd probably enlarge it by 1.5mm vertically to lose the white bands top and bottom, which seem to be cut off on the original (as presumably the original jacket printing was a tiny bit too big for the book). I'd also adjust the blue a bit further and change to CYMK to get a bit more colour accuracy from the print place.

If anyone wants the 300dpi file for the jacket, it is a about 7Mb, so just drop me a PM with your email address.

Thanks to Trotter for his assistance with this little project.

(Note the pictures don't show the final version -- I did another 10 hours or so of editing after I printed it....)

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Posted on: 7/9 20:19:07

Edited by Stu on 2014/7/9 20:40:55
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