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Re: 100 years of Allen & Unwin: 1914-2014
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Sadly only the Australian ex-subsidiary remains (A&U), so the 100 years thing is a bit of a stretch. GA&U was consumed by the [utterly evil] Rupert Murdoch empire. Australians do "evil magnate" better than anyone else.

Posted on: 2014/8/5 0:41


Re: Any guesses as to what this was for in 2nd edition UK Hobbits?
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I haven't got a second edition, but the signature marks certainly appear (as you would expect) through the entire book on the 1946 (although the A is omitted). Presumably this is also the case on the second editions?

Posted on: 2014/8/2 23:16


Re: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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SeanG wrote:
Thanks Stu, yeah its funny how these book are so much more valuable to have as an owner than as a seller.

How do I tell that it is a first edition? It says published 1979 & I can't see that earlier ones were made. I would imagine that if it were for example second or third, then this would have been mentioned in the forward notes.

There is no mention of an edition at all.

Cheers again for your reply, good stuff.



"Pictures" wasn't reprinted until the second Edition (which was published in 1992 by HarperCollins -- and I think that one got two impressions, from memory). Basically, if you have a 1979 GA&U "Pictures", it is the 1st Edition/1st Impression.

Normally (but not always) when a book is reprinted there is either a statement of the previous printings or - more recently - a number-line that tells you the same thing. Like I say, in this case, there was only a single impression, so it is dead easy to know what you have.

Like you say, probably more valuable to own and enjoy than to sell -- this is certainly one of my favourite Tolkien books.

Cheers
Stu

Posted on: 2014/7/28 1:14


Re: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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This is indeed a first edition (and there is only one impression). In terms of price, anywhere from GBP 25 to 50 seems to be the going rate on eBay (although there are often copies with higher BIN prices listed). I think I paid GBP 35 three or four years ago. With eBay, you never really know what will happen, so you could potentially get more on a good day.

Stu.

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=63690

Posted on: 2014/7/28 0:41


Re: The Wonders of...
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That copy of the 1984 Deluxe Hobbit has been annoying me for the last couple of weeks in my eBay searches. I almost sent the guy a message suggesting he made his listing a bit more accurate, but couldn't be bothered in the end. I figured anyone would look at the copyright page picture before buying (even though it was only in "tinyvision" when I looked).

Posted on: 2014/7/21 15:27



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