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Re: 2007 Children of Hurin
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Eduardo, you may wish to collect the Australia/NZ (HarperCollins) 1st Print. It is distinguishable from the UK 1st due to slightly different material for the boards and the printer is listed as "Printing Express, Hong Kong". Otherwise it looks like the UK 1st.

Posted on: 2014/3/1 0:53


Re: Post pictures of your Collection
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Two copies of the HoME-matching unfinished tales is just greedy! :) Very impressive collection.

Posted on: 2014/2/18 19:04


Re: Confused by movie tie-in editions
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gololo wrote:
@Stu: Not a problem. I do not only collect movie covers. I collected many hobbits over the years: http://hobbit.gololo.es/index.php (274 so far!!).



That's quite a collection of Hobbits! I like the idea of the multi-language collection a lot, and if I was actively collecting again, I definitely might take that approach as there is so much more variety.

Posted on: 2014/2/15 15:15


Re: Confused by movie tie-in editions
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Khamûl wrote:
Amazon says...

I think this is at the heart of your problem(s)!

BH


Well that and collecting movie covers :) The 'Desolation of Smaug' is in the top five worst movies I have ever seen. And I don't mean because it has no real Tolkien content, I mean because it is just an utterly terrible example of the 'art' of film making. Only George Lucas could have made more of a mess. Looking forward to someone doing a three hour fan edit (of the Hobbit story) from the nine hours of crap that PJ will have randomly thrown at the screen by the time the third one comes out.

(Note to gololo - Nothing wrong with collecting those covers, really - I just felt the need to vent about the movie, having had the misfortune of seeing it last week. My expectations were low and it delivered in spades)

Posted on: 2014/2/15 13:43


Re: The Wonders of...
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Urulöké wrote:
That is way too much for that book, yes. I have seen first printings go for much less than that, though obviously not shrinkwrapped.

Question I have is, how does the seller know the numberline on the copyright page, if the box is sealed in shrinkwrap?



The only way to know would be if the seller had owned it since new. I have a few shrinkwrapped books that I know are 1st impressions, just by virtue of when I bought them (and I have retained the receipts and kept them alongside).

I doubt I would purchase a shrinkwrapped book and trust it to be a specific impression, though (except for new prior to any reprinting).

Posted on: 2014/2/11 17:02

Edited by Stu on 2014/2/11 17:54:31



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