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Re: New Book Releases
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Trotter wrote:
I suspect it is the same Pocket book as last year, but with a film cover on it. If so I doubt it will be on Stu's Xmas list.


Actually, it would be kind of cool if it was a mini version of the grey 'Special Collectors Edition' cover. It won't be, but as film tie in covers go, that wouldn't be offensive.

Posted on: 2013/7/7 17:09


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Trotter wrote:
I suspect it is the same Pocket book as last year, but with a film cover on it. If so I doubt it will be on Stu's Xmas list.



Bah!!! Humbug!!! etc.

Posted on: 2013/7/7 0:14


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Khamûl wrote:
A quote of quote of a quote!
It's making the forum look a bit scruffy, Stu...

BH



Shot with my own gun!!!

Posted on: 2013/7/6 18:06


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Khamûl wrote:
Yeh, what pocket H are we talking about? Surely this is referring to the one (2011) we already have?; unless it's referring to the facsimile edition. It would seem unlikely we're getting another one.

BH


Unless it is a pocket format version of the new illustrated version?

Posted on: 2013/7/6 16:28


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Trotter wrote:

Stu wrote:

remy wrote:
Personally, would have put this in the "Interesting Ebay Auctions" thread rather than the "Wonders of".

Not surprised by the price at all (even in this condition). Not too often you come across this cover (and the first print with this cover).


I think that's where I differ from some collectors. I have no real desire to have ratty old copies of books just for completeness. Imperfect, yes, on a very hard to find or unimportant item, but ratbag books just make the bookshelves look scruffy (and mine are very neat!)


As a collector and someone who looks for completeness, you can only get the copies that appear, as far as as I can see this edition has not appeared at all on ebay or abebooks or any other auction site in the last 8 years.

I will probably not allow it to make my bookshelf scruffy, but am very happy to own a very poor copy of what looks to be the rarest copy of the UK Hobbit


I do understand how it is important for the "completeist". Living outside the UK, the idea of my becoming a completeist is basically ridiculous (it would just be far too hard to achieve), so I tend to focus on stuff that looks nice and I have decided to ignore the rare (or exceedingly rare) but tatty. For me, the thing about books that I like is the form, and the magic is broken for me when the books are in poor condition. It is why I don't have any early Hobbits - too expensive to get nice ones!

Glad you got the book :)

Posted on: 2013/7/6 5:23



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