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Re: Wanted - The Book People Hobbit 2012
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Jeff Nagle wrote:
Looking for a copy of The Book People 2012 collectors edition with dust-wrapper. Only recently found out this existed thanks to An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography . UK collector.



Hi Jeff, This one seems to come up on eBay UK quite regularly (and cheaply). Just keep your eyes out -- I paid about 2 pounds for mine, if I remember rightly. There seem to have been plenty of copies printed.

Stu

Posted on: 2014/1/23 16:23


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Urulöké wrote:
Here is the (early link) for the forthcoming Alan Lee illustrated one-volume 60th Anniversary edition as well.

From the description provided:
This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan’s beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work’s first publication.




"Special Transparent Slipcase". Ugh. Sounds astonishingly like cheap and nasty plastic packaging...

I'm definitely going to start skipping some of these "meaningless milestone" releases, I think (or at least will wait and see, rather than preorder).

Posted on: 2014/1/20 21:27

Edited by Urulöké on 2014/1/21 14:12:32


Re: Collecters Opportunity for Tolkien Material
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It is always the Terms of Use that mean I can't/won't contribute to these kinds of things. For example, there are a number of issues that I have with the following paragraph when I know nothing about the organisation that I am "doing business" with.

"By posting or uploading any User Content on Collectible Cat, you grant to Collectible Cat a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to grant others the right to exercise any of the foregoing rights for any purpose. "

Posted on: 2014/1/19 12:29


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Deagol wrote:
I have started working on Tolkienbooks.net again and am wondering if anyone has a copy of this edition:

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=71510

It appears to be a copy of the 3rd impression of the hardback edition bound as a paperback - it has the hardback ISBN (0261103539) on the verso of the title page and the plates are spread out through the book instead of all together in the middle.

Does anyone have one of these, maybe as a 2nd or 4th impression.


I have the 3rd impression. Different ISBN on verso of title than on back cover, plus plates spread out (as you describe). The pages have been cut down, but not very accurately, so the text is not completely horizontal through to about page 10.

Posted on: 2014/1/11 17:21


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High prices are probably an effect of the awful Hobbit movies.

Posted on: 2014/1/11 16:56



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