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HC Hobbit Deluxe Edition (2004)
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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


Re: A Spring Harvest
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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


Easton Press - Tales from the Perilous Realm
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I'm after a copy if anyone has one for sale at a reasonable amount (i.e. not $300).

Cheers
Stu

Posted on: 2012/4/21 17:15


Re: A Spring Harvest
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Most likely someone contacted the seller with a better offer, but you will probably never know. Unfortunately these things do happen sometimes. Better luck next time.

Posted on: 2012/4/21 17:13


Re: What do people think of this item
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Jlong wrote:
That is really unfortunate--they know they have a questionable item, yet they go ahead and sell it.



It isn't just unfortunate, it seems more like it is just plain dishonest. At a minimum, one would think that there should be some kind of note as the the questionable provenance of the item.

Posted on: 2012/3/5 22:09



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