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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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laurel wrote:
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If you really want the wrappers I know a man who can although they were added later I think



Nah, I already have two sets of the regular Hardback -- which is one more set than I need, Nice wrappers, nonetheless! :) . I can't see those jackets being added later (post leaving wherever they originated). They appeared to be in perfect condition without rubbing to the spine, and it seems improbable someone would have taken some pristine wrappers off some presumably pristine books to put them on a set that wouldn't normally have wrappers.

It seems far more likely they came out of the printers/binders/publisher that way (IMHO). For me, as a mismatched "oddity" set, they seem to be an original part of the oddity. I would guess they were put on to limit further rubbing of the spines -- which would tie in with them perhaps being returns.

I could, of course, be wrong.

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Trotter wrote:
I agree it is quite hard to find as evidenced by the first post in this thread, though this would be to much for even a collector such as myself :)


If it sells, then quite honestly, I'll probably put my copy up for sale for 400. It is in better condition than that one :)

Edit: looks like it sold off eBay. Wonders how much it went for (Laurel???)

Posted on: 1/23 13:24:09

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Trotter wrote:
A very good Deluxe edition of LOTR.

Have not seen one with no numbering on one of the books, a mistake that happened during the signing by Alan Lee.

I suspect Alan was meant to number them as he signed, and missed this one

eBay Item #181647055851


This is the set that sold for 230-pounds ish a few weeks back that also had **Dustwrappers** at that point. I bid on this set, but missed out (the condition isn't great, so I didn't personally want to go over 225). I suspect it was a reject set, and it is a shame the dust-wrappers have now been separated from it, as I suspect they were original for this specific set.

Last time sold (December 2014):
http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/auctions/121519979780
http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... t_id=14471#forumpost14471

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I know it is hard to find, but I'm not sure it is 350 quid hard to find.

eBay Item #181647047882

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Trotter wrote:
HarperCollins have replied to this query.

"I can confirm that the below corrections have now been taken in to the latest impressions of the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings. Copies of the books are en route from the printer in China and should be in our warehouse around mid-February.

Readers will be able to discern which are the most correct copies of the books by checking that the respective copyright pages include “Printed in China” and have the following impression number:

The Fellowship of the Ring 8
The Two Towers 7
The Return of the King 7

I trust this information will be of use to you and to others.
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I don't think that The Two Towers has any changes, so if you are looking to get just the books with the updates then you do not need a copy of all three books.


A bit off topic, but I think it is a shame that HC seems to be moving more and more towards Chinese printing versus printing in the UK. It just doesn't sit well with me (for various reasons, but principally loss of local employment). I'd be interested in what other people's views on it are -- I'm guessing most people don't care??

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