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Re: HC Hobbit Deluxe Edition (2004)
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Morgan wrote:
Seems I was too fast clicking on "buy" -- I've contacted the seller to see if it's possible with a refund (s/he has likely not sent the book yet). Thank you, Stu. I should have known better than order something appearing in this thread!


The book was incorrectly described, so may be able to get your money back from Paypal if the seller is unwilling to co-operate.

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Morgan wrote:
Thanks for the links, Red. I couldn't resist buying the 1966 Hobbit, seemed to be in a very good condition and quite a good price!


Unless they started using barcodes in 1966, that isn't a 1966 Hobbit. I'm pretty sure that US Editions always state the copyright as being 1966, even on much later printings...

Edit: The book states 25th printing, which is from 1968 (if the article I just looked at is correct), so the dust jacket with the barcodes does not match the book.

Posted on: 2012/4/26 0:29

Edited by Stu on 2012/4/26 0:40:31


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Whilst in my local bookshop, I spotted a copy of the 2004 HC Deluxe Edition of the Hobbit. Figuring it to be a reprint, I picked it up for a closer look (as I have never seen a reprint of it before in person). I was surprised to see that it is actually very different to the first printing.

* The green is brighter (and less attractive, IMHO).
* The boards and slipcase have much less texture to the paper, lending a cheaper look to the book.
* The sheets are much less white and the paper is rougher.
* It is printed by "Printing Systems, Hong Kong".

Note that there is no indication to suggest that it is anything other than a 1st print (which it clearly isn't, so HC are being naughty here).

Overall, nowhere near as nice is the old LEGO, Spa version of the same book.

Stu

Edit: Given that this was supposed to be available for a "Limited Time Only", it is about time they stopped churning these out! Sigh.

Posted on: 2012/4/25 21:06


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Bah, I don't even understand you guys that collect crusty old books of poetry. I still haven't finished collecting all the crap that HarperCollins has turned out in the last 20 years...

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Posted on: 2012/4/23 13:14



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