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Re: Found on ABEBooks: A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District
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Urulöké wrote:
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=12827992669

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London
Publication Date: 1928
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition

A very good copy of this exceedingly scarce volume ofthe Huddersfield dialect. Bound in original maroon cloth as issued with gilt arms to from board and gilt titles to spine. 166p including a list of subscribers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 039666


Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA, Wakefield, WY
Price: £ 120.00 (~ US$ 208.04)


Not affiliated with seller, just happened to see it. Book contains a 6 page foreword by J.R.R. Tolkien.


I always think I should have a copy of this whenever one comes up, as I went to Huddersfield University and it is about time I knew what the hell anyone was talking about for those four years. Not a bad place - we even had a student union bar so fantastically dingy that it was called "The black hole". Your feet would stick to the floors if you stood in the same place too long...

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Urulöké wrote:
And... just had the order cancelled. They gave the reason as "we had a leak in our storage unit and the book was severely water damaged." I am wondering if it is the same book as on eBay, which has harsher cancellation policies, and Morgan and I bought the same copy.


I don't know why sellers can't be more honest. A simple "sorry, it sold via another channel" would seem to be all that is needed, rather than the obvious lies that Abe sellers seem to come out with now and then.

Posted on: 5/14 0:43:54


Re: Hobbit Facsimile Ed Amazon price
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Khamûl wrote:
Yeh, I just got another email (from Amazon) explaining that the publication date had been put back again; as I'm guessing a few others here did too. I'm guessing this is still planned to be a true facsimile edition; therefore, as you allude, will not have colour plates.

Does anyone get the impression this edition is going to get pulled? I mean, is it really viable for them to trot out this "75th anniversary" line when this book is due to be published 77 years after the first publication?

BH



To the average punter walking into the book store (physically or virtually) and buying it as a gift (which is probably how most will be sold), the anniversary tagline in the box is probably fairly arbitrary. Let's be honest, they have been selling the 50th Anniversary LoTR books for ten years.

I think it will still happen by virtue of the expanded sales window that is currently open due to PJs risible movies. I certainly *hope* it happens as it is one of the few genuinely exciting releases on the cards (excepting Beowulf, of course).

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Khamûl wrote:
I could have sworn that said £80-odd yesterday. Anyway, yes --£50.69 is a great price. I see the new cover image for A Reader's Companion too.

BH


£55.80 on Amazon now. That was good enough for me to pre-order.

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remy wrote:
Think some of them may have been issued with a set of Royal Mail Tolkien Centenary Stamps (£6) also. Have seen a few listed with the stamps included.


Any idea if it was just the book and the stamps or was there some other packaging also tying the two items together (metaphorically not physically)? I'm wondering if it was a HarperCollins thing or something specific to one of the UK book retailers of the era (e.g. WH Smiths).

Posted on: 5/7 17:45:26

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