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Trotter wrote:
Very poor spines on the dust jackets, the red text is very faded.

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That red pigment really is fragile (same with cars - red is the worst colour for UV resistance). That's the worst I have seen, though -- the text has almost entirely disappeared.

Posted on: 2014/12/28 16:36


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Khamûl wrote:
Do you not think they look at little short to be the leather editions?

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I don't think so. If you rotate "The Hobbit" deluxe and stick it next to the HoME as a scale comparison, it appears there is enough room for the Deluxe HoME to fit in the box. I think the box is much deeper than it looks, which accounts for the optical illusion of the books within the box looking much smaller (relative to those stacked on top).

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These were an odd set. Super-Deluxe copies in dust-jackets, with mismatched numbers (and no number on one volume).

I wonder if it was assembled from damaged returns or something, as the books appear quite worn where they have rubbed together.

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Posted on: 2014/12/21 13:08

Edited by Stu on 2014/12/21 13:36:53


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I think these are the 2000-2001 leather-bound editions. If you notice above the Tolkien logo on Vol. 3, you can see a curve of reflected light. This feature is present to a lesser degree on both my copies of Vol. 3.

Why they are present in this photo - who knows, but perhaps they are planning another release, and those were closest to what is intended to be produced (or maybe they were all out of the current boxed set).

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