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Re: 4-Book Tolkien Deluxe Edition Collection Set from HC
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laurel wrote:
Hi Laurin
Welcome. A few members do have shops and are more regular sellers and am sure can quote you some figures.
These sets come onto ebay every now and again although i sometimes feel the best bet is to get them individually unless yo ureally want the box?



I would say get them individually - I have the boxed set and I don't even have it on my shelves (and never bothered removing books from wrap). The "slipcase with slipcases in it" just looks odd next to other books, so I kept the individual books that I already had on my shelves, instead. I bought the boxed set when it could be had from HC for 140, so it wasn't too badly priced, but given that the CoH is worth next to nothing, you should be able to do cheaper, I think.

Posted on: 2012/7/10 16:01


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Khamul wrote:
There is just no sensible justification for PoME going for £250+ & MR (now) trading at comfortably under £100 --although I've no doubt it will sell for this kind of price, prices have been dropping for PoME and WotR in recent times. The pulping story is a myth; David Brawn has confirmed this. Your observation about there being more unpriced copies is what I've seen too. Priced copies are definitely less common (--on eBay at least). I don't have either PoME or WotJ, so this is why I'm so narked at these high prices! (--they've got to keep dropping...)

BH

P.S. I intend holding out for a copy for under £200. Quite a few have gone for less in recent auctions.



I think I paid about GBP 190-ish (based on the exchange rate at the time) for my priced copy last year (and I've had the unpriced one for years). I can't see value in these books much above that. Prices seem to be dropping and availability is increasing all the time. The only question is whether the Hobbit movie will drive prices up across the board like last time, I guess.

PoME isn't really rare (the print run being only very marginally less than WoTJ), and I'm not even sure that there are actually less priced copies than unpriced, based on the evidence (2525 copies for the trade + 1565 for the BCA). I guess it would depend on whether some of the trade copies were unpriced for export to Canada/Australia?

Posted on: 2012/7/10 15:29


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Peeta wrote:
Hi, i recently purchased a 1/1 HC CoH signed and dated by Alan Lee. Previous to this book i had the deluxe, super deluxe, 1/1 HM and a second printing HC printed and bound in the USA. I've noticed a few things when comparing these different copies, which gives rise to a few questions. First thing i noticed about the signed copy was that it was much heftier than my other two regular copies, much more like the deluxe edition. Second thing i noticed was that the book was either bound extreamely tight or the book has gotten very hot and has somewhat warped the pictures (just curious if anyone else's copy is similar to this). Another thing i was curious about is why HC also printed copies in the USA for sale in the USA? The second printing that i have seems to be very cheaply made, which is why i was suprised at the weight of the signed copy, and is taller than the HM edition. Thanks for any help!


The HarperCollins printings of CoH certainly differ between territories. The Australia/NZ 1st printing was printed by Hong Kong Express (from memory) and was of a higher quality binding than the regular UK 1st printing. I wasn't aware of a USA printed HC version, though, and that seems odd as HM owned the rights for the US? My UK 1/1 does have a slight "wrinklines"s to the pages where they join the spine, making them less pleasant to leaf through, and this may be what you are talking about with your copy.

Posted on: 2012/6/2 3:07


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Khamul wrote:
If anyone is trying to assemble a set (as I was) --I have a spare 1974 TT (this is the 8th --not sure why you'd want this impression! ) & a 1973 (7th) RK.

BH



I must admit, with books like these that have no great significance, I don't tend to worry about the impression, it is more down to getting nice condition copies with that particular style of dust-jacket. I think I paid about a pound each. I paid a bit more to get the slipcased set with these wrappers.

Posted on: 2012/5/25 17:53


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What are 1st/1sts of Farmer Giles typically worth?

Posted on: 2012/5/23 2:18



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