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Re: how to identify a hobbit book i have never seen before?
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Hi, I assume you are referring to the horrible cut-and-paste nightmare of a book listed on eBay. Fortunately it is very easy to give an accurate value for this one: Zero. The handy thing about this value is that it applies in any currency :)

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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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>Anyone have favourite haunts for seeking out the HoME series? My plan was going to involve lots of Google, Amazon, Ebay and garage/yard/car boot sales. I'd be surprised to find something of this calibur in a bargain book shop.


I have a few imperfect copies of some of the volumes kicking around that I have no need for (as I have two full sets of 1/1s that are my "keepers"). I am far too lazy to sell them via eBay (I have never sold a book, I just chuck 'em into boxes when I get better copies). Not 100% sure which ones I have, but I'm pretty sure I have fairly reasonable 1/1s of Lays of Beleriand, War of the Ring [some foxing, particularly to inside of DJ], Treason of Isengard [PO signature to board], BoLT2 [PO Signature, I think]. Plus I think I have near fine copies of 1/2's of BoLT2 and BoLT1. If you are interested in any, let me know and I'll dig them out and take some snaps for you. Above descriptions are purely from memory, and I haven't looked at them for a long while....


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2004 Deluxe Edition reprints
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Hi All,

I noticed that HarperCollins sent out an email stating that the Deluxe Hobbit and LOTR are back in stock. Does anyone happen to know if these are new printings (i.e. 4th for LOTR and 2nd for The Hobbit) and - if so - whether they have been reprinted by LEGO Spa or if Clays (or someone else) have done the honours this time around? More than anything, I'm interested whether they are different than earlier printings (in the same way that the later books in the series have differed in various ways).

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PS. Happy Non-Denominationally-Specific-Festive-Season to everyone. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the posts this year.

Posted on: 2009/12/22 17:40
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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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I think that everyone (except for collector) is on the same page regarding the dubious authenticity of these Higgins/Hooper letters. Like others have posted, if Wayne and Christina have doubts, it's hard not to take those doubts very seriously indeed. I'm sure that they have forgotten more about Tolkien than I will ever know. That collector isn't aware of the high regard that their opinions are held in, suggests that he (or she) needs to do some study in the area.

However, other people's options aside, there is just no logic to the existence of these letters. It just makes no sense to me that Tolkien would write all these letters to different people at different times, using the same typewriter and paper, signed in the same pen and ink, and then not bother to post any of them (and have them all age in the same rather 'forced' way). It's definitely not impossible, but it is certainly highly improbable.

On a related subject, we often see certificates of authenticity from so-called "experts" coming along with these kinds of items. Am I the only person that considers these to be completely and utterly worthless? For me, the only thing that can really provide much confidence in an item, is if it (a) simply 'makes sense', (b) has a *verifiable* history and (c) matches other *verified* exemplars.

That said, I'm happy to provide a certificate of "Non-Authenticity" (for a fee, of course) for these letters, as they seem to fail horribly on all counts.

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Re: The wonders of eBay
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I thought this one might appeal to Stu as the books are upside down in the picture though the slipcase is the right way up


You, sir, are a gentleman. Normally I have to invert my laptop to get the images to look correct for this hemisphere!

S.

Posted on: 2009/8/10 5:04
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