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Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
If I recall correctly he claims that they are new/different books but that he just uses the same/old photos i.e. "stock photos". Obviously, that's perfectly possible (& perhaps this is what you're seeing), but it should clearly state that in his auction listings (which it does not).

Either way, it's pretty annoying.

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Unstated stock photos is pretty much a cardinal sin when selling books. Grrr. Seems odd that he would have so many of the exact same sets, mind...

Posted on: 5/5 17:12:05


Re: The Wonders of...
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I wonder how many times 1973Lee1973 can put the same book up for sale, have it appear to sell and then list it again.

I'm have a feeling it also showed as selling for the 400-pounds-ish price prior to this date range, as that was what flagged me to keep an eye on it and see if it kept popping back up, due to my natural suspicion of eBay sellers.

(and yes, despite appearing to sell again most recently on the 29th, it is back up for sale again today).

Something not quite right here.

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Posted on: 5/5 14:06:21


Re: I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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Quite surprising that never happened I suppose.

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I suspect the Silmarillion was probably too popular back when this style of jackets were being used. We probably only got the matching UT in 1992 because - at that point in time - it wasn't a big commercial seller in hardback form. We know that hardback HoME volumes were down to 25 copies or so a year at one point.

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I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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...that matched HoME.

Won't happen, but can dream.

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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I don't think there is a hard and fast convention, but single-book slipcases from publishers I have books from have the "front-facing" information on the right of the slipcase, assuming the opening is facing towards you. Multi-book slipcases (for paperback sets, etc) seem to be a bit more random, but also more often than not follow this convention.

In this case, I'd guess a minor communications cock up between publisher and printer. Obligatory moan about everything being done in China to the detriment of our own economy, etc, etc...

Posted on: 4/13 16:29:28



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