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Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun SuperDuluxe - Warning re storage
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Just a warning that you may wish to store your S&G SD editions flat, rather than vertical in a bookshelf. I pulled mine out of the bookshelf yesterday and found that the tray part of the traycase has moved slightly outward at the top, and slightly downward. The book has not been particularly exposed to excess heat or humidity, but the glue used to bond the tray onto the outer clam is actually quite thick and elastic.

It is a totally repairable problem by completely de-bonding the tray and gluing it back in the correct position using a sensible adhesive (which I will do at some point), but others might wish to check their books and store differently to avoid the issue occurring. Fortunately, my unopened one has been stored flat.

Needless to say, disappointing on a GBP 250 book that has been stored in a humidity controlled environment.

Stu

Posted on: 2012/10/7 14:35


Re: _Fall of Arthur_ in 2013?
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Trotter wrote:
Doug is not involved, my mistake

Yes, why is it coming out in Australia 3 weeks earlier, very strange?


Australians are illiterate criminals - it takes us longer to read it than everyone else.

Posted on: 2012/10/7 14:23


Re: [WANTED]: 1998 deluxe signed ed. of the Silmarillion
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The GBP 595 copy was me, and was a "what the hell" purchase as it was my 40th birthday (and my mum was stumping up just shy of half :))

That was for a flawless copy, mind. They don't seem to turn up very often and when they do GBP 500+ seems to be the going rate.

Very nice book, but I couldn't remotely justify the price by any logical means. Now and then, I just buy something because I want to (despite knowing it is daft). This would be one of those purchases.

Stu

Edit: I personally believe that global economic conditions will push the value of non-essential items like this steadily down over time. If you care about future value (and I don't), then IMHO you should not buy - Tolkien stuff in general is in a bubble. I won't even touch signed JRRT stuff because the prices are so daft and are effectively being manipulated by a small number of dealers that control the bulk of the stock.

Posted on: 2012/8/14 2:35

Edited by Stu on 2012/8/14 2:48:28


Re: Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Khamul wrote:
But, am I correct in saying, the books themselves aren't a "re-issue" i.e. there's no "2011" on the copyright pages or anything. It's the boxset itself which is the "re-issue". They're just using the impressions that they're currently on (to fill the boxset), right?

BH


Correct.

Posted on: 2012/7/26 4:05


Re: Complete History of Middle-Earth Boxed Set
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Khamul wrote:
Sorry for resurrecting this thread. Can I just clarify. This, originally, was a slipcased set (standard hardbacks) of first impressions; hence Deagol's "Only first impressions were issued in the slipcase" on TolkienBooks. But are these now selling, new, with later impressions? i.e. did HC decide to slipcase up sets again, in 2011 at some point? HC themselves don't seem to have it up on their site anymore, but there seems to be plenty of listings kicking around selling new sets --hence why I'm asking.

BH


It is a 2011 re-issue. The slipcase seems to be slightly thinner than the original.

Stu

Posted on: 2012/7/26 2:58



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