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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


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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


Re: 1999 harper collins paperback fellowship of the ring
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InHeima wrote:
Hey,
i am looking for this version of the book, but cant find it anywhere! I have the two towers and return of the king, but lost the fellowship while moving country many years ago! Any help would be appreciated!

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=43760



You may find it easiest to purchase the boxed set. I purchased a fine set on eBay a couple of years back, and - from memory - it was about 5 pounds. Otherwise, I imagine the individual books probably turn up fairly often also. The advantage of getting boxed sets tends to be that the books inside are in better condition than individually (as I firmly believe that *most* boxed sets of Lord of the Rings that get sold are never read).


eBay Item #161215694689

Posted on: 2014/2/7 18:57

Edited by Stu on 2014/2/8 0:30:10


Re: [WANTED] Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review (Volumes I - VI)
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NoUse wrote:
Now to Stu. You can't just say that all academic material is "dull and - for the most part - completely and utterly pointless" as if this were objective fact.


Of course it is a subjective statement. I don't generally feel the need to add a parenthetical explaining that my comments might not be objective fact! But, for the most part, I believe what I have said holds true. Analysis of Tolkien's life and influences has really been done to death at this point. Sadly, there is a whole industry based around it.

I understand that some people do get value from this stuff, and that is great. My point was partly that the authors' time could/should arguably be spent more productively. Maybe they could even create something new of their own? I know this isn't going to be a popular opinion, especially here, but I don't mean to offend anyone.

Posted on: 2014/2/4 12:57



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