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Re: Fellowship 1st State Proof
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Berelach wrote:
You're right Trotter. And I just love how they charge $10 for shipping. After $33,000, they really can't afford to offer free shipping?


I know it is an interesting item, but I always come back to -- do I really want to spend lots of money on a really scruffy (and arguably ugly) book? Sure, it is rare and interesting, but do I need to *own* it? For me, every year that goes by, the more the answer is "no". I'm not sure what the market is for these kinds of uber-expensive books, really, other than dealers/speculators looking for the bigger fool and flipping them amongst themselves. If it was a proof for almost any other author on the planet, no one would really care.

Posted on: 5/27 14:44:11


Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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Berelach wrote:
It is, but C. Tolkien brings the pieces together in a very engaging manner (as he always does)... his writing is such a pleasure. So sad that he says ("presumptively") that this book will be his last work from his father's writings.


I'd imagine that being 93, that has been his presumption for a while. However long he does live (and it could be a while, yet), he has had a damn good innings compared to most.

I suspect this book will be of most value to people who don't already have HoME. And it will undoubtedly make the material a bit more accessible.

Posted on: 5/26 20:40:48


Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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A bit more info about the content here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/tolkienfans/c ... _beren_and_luthien_today/

I believe it is - as expected - more a repackaging than anything especially new (other than the art).

Screenshot from the "Look Inside" at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Beren-Lúthien-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/1328791823/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495849370&sr=8-1&keywords=beren+and+luthien

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Re: Alan Lee UK Beren and Lúthien book signings
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Karl wrote:
Right - the slipcase opening is an actual curve and the spine titling is centered! Did anyone end up with a Kullervo with centered spine titling? The half-dozen I've personally examined all have left-of-centeritis.


The three that I have seen all had off-centre titling to slightly varying degrees. I wouldn't rule out there being a copy out there where the printer/binder actually managed to get it right by accident, but I expect that copy will have the text bound in upside-down or some other fault...

Posted on: 5/26 18:18:25


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Looks quite nice. Glad that we didn't get a Chinese print (although we don't actually know where is is printed -- the answer "no" to China was less than informative). There are no signs of any of the features that marred Kullervo, though.

Posted on: 5/26 15:55:43



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