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Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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Trotter wrote:
HarperCollins have replied to this query.

"I can confirm that the below corrections have now been taken in to the latest impressions of the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings. Copies of the books are en route from the printer in China and should be in our warehouse around mid-February.

Readers will be able to discern which are the most correct copies of the books by checking that the respective copyright pages include “Printed in China” and have the following impression number:

The Fellowship of the Ring 8
The Two Towers 7
The Return of the King 7

I trust this information will be of use to you and to others.
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I don't think that The Two Towers has any changes, so if you are looking to get just the books with the updates then you do not need a copy of all three books.


A bit off topic, but I think it is a shame that HC seems to be moving more and more towards Chinese printing versus printing in the UK. It just doesn't sit well with me (for various reasons, but principally loss of local employment). I'd be interested in what other people's views on it are -- I'm guessing most people don't care??

Posted on: 2015/1/21 2:34


Re: Royal Selangor BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE OF KHAZAD-DUM
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Kim Breen wrote:
Hi

Thanks for the reply. I understand what you are saying and that if I did sell it I suppose people on the day will pay what they want. I think the best thing for me to do is insure it for what I paid for it 10 years ago.

Cheers



If you are looking at insurance value, you are probably better valuing at the top end of the range (depending to some degree, as to whether you would actually replace it in the case of a loss, and what the cost of the insurance premium is).

Posted on: 2015/1/12 13:15


Re: Royal Selangor BATTLE OF THE BRIDGE OF KHAZAD-DUM
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Your best bet may be to keep an eye on eBay and see what the selling price (not asking price!) is when these come up. "Manufactured Collectables" are notoriously fickle when it comes to pricing, unfortunately.

Looks like the original RRP was $699.

One sold for 170 pounds at auction here:
http://www.staceyauction.com/Auction-Detail_63568

Another one sold for 425 pounds here:
eBay Item #291291242716

And there is one currently on eBay with a BIN of 590 pounds.

I would guess that the somewhere between 170 pounds and 425 pounds is closer to the mark than the 590 pounds, as collectables rarely hold their value (in my experience), and 500 units is quite a lot of them. At the end of the day the value on any given day is what someone happens to want to pay for it at that instant in time. With books, it can vary wildly for the same title. What sells for price X one day will sell for double (or half) the next day, with no logic as to why.

Someone else may have a better idea of price, but I think most people here are probably primarily collectors of printed materials, more than anything.

Posted on: 2015/1/11 22:32


Re: Tolkien Collector youtube channel
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Does anyone have "State 1" of this book? Wondering how common it might be relative to the corrected states.


1) Pages 406-407 and 427-428 imposed in reverse order. (These were distributed to reviewers before the error was noted) - See more at: http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/detai ... 5160#sthash.tzozSFQ1.dpuf

I keep thinking I should get a copy (I have the second state, with the replacement pages attached to the old stubs), but I can never quite be bothered with the whole rigmarole of determining which version a given copy is (as sellers don't seem to notice).

Posted on: 2015/1/11 20:22


Re: New Book Releases
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Easton Press Beowulf

Design-wise, I think EP have done a better job of this than with some of their other Tolkien offerings. Thankfully they left the back board blank, rather than covering it with an excess of gilt pattern-work. If they had only left the border off the front (and spine),it would be better, but overall, I think it is a decent enough looking book.

Unfortunately, unlike HarperCollins, they do not include the original cover art as a frontispiece.

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Posted on: 2015/1/7 17:14



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