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Re: Children of Hurin
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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


Re: Oliphaunt new edition
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Jlong wrote:
Does anyone have any idea where to pick up a copy of this edition now that it has been pulled?

Not an essential in my collection, but I wouldn't mind owning a copy.


I'm pretty sure I saw one on Abe a couple of months ago, but was a daft price.

Posted on: 2012/5/19 18:28


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Deagol wrote:
by sheer fluke i got a copy in the few days it was available. a nice little book. great illustrations


Likewise, I got a copy in those few days, but it is a shame it won't see a wider audience as it was quite nicely done.

Posted on: 2012/5/19 15:54



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