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Re: Hobbit Format: Two Books?
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Khamûl wrote:
Have HarperCollins genuinely split The Hobbit into two books?

The Hobbit (part 1 and 2) by J. R. R. Tolkien (Paperback, 2012)

Do you think this was in anticipation of the Jackson films being split, originally, into two films?

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It was in anticipation if having a shortage of pointless different editions of the Hobbit on sale at the same time. Presumably they will split it into a chapter per volume next time...

Posted on: 2013/1/9 3:44


Re: New Book Releases
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Khamûl wrote:
The fact that H is still a 1st imp. is quite surprising; although, recently, I was in Waterstones (at Christmas) & the 2004 deluxe they had was a first, which (again) I found surprising. Interesting to note that there are definitely 2nd imp. copies of The Silmarillion out there, & that this edition has finally been reprinted too.

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It may well not be a first impression. The Deluxe Hobbit has had at least one reprint without any statement of reprinting. The paper on the slipcase and cover is slightly different than the first impression, but unless you were familiar with the "genuine" 1st, you wouldn't know. They currently have it in my local bookstore.

Posted on: 2013/1/9 3:42


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garm wrote:
Here's another -

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... 6sts%3Dt%26x%3D96%26y%3D3

Look at the price! Shome mishtake, shurely?


It is only a mistake if you buy it :)

Posted on: 2012/12/23 7:03


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Beren wrote:
I'm sad that since the fake signatures somehow everything is being questioned. This person was 100% certain commissioned to demolish Tolkien's house and 100% certainly is selling the fireplace that was ordered by Tolkien according to his own wishes. The seller has been in & out of Miramar hotel and there has been speaking with members of the Tolkien family. The offer was indeed made and so far not accepted (because I do have another buyer interested in the lot, but in talks). Why always is it needed to be so negative when it comes to large amounts?
Why doubt the provenance, while all items have been in and out the news before several times. Anyways, I'm going to stop posting on this thread for the time being.



Honestly, I think this stuff is utter crap. Do we want to preserve Tolkien's toilet paper dispenser, his toothbrush, his kettle or washing machine? I mean, it was owned by Tolkien, so it must be worth a bundle, right? And it is a real historical artifact with value to a scholar, surely. Er, no. Just because someone famous owned a thing it doesn't mean it has any intrinsic value beyond the basic value of the item had it been owned by the local nobody.

Now something Tolkien produced, that was a product of his intellect - yes, I think that has value. Something he purchased and installed in his house? Nope, that's just "stuff" and it is meaningless and IMHO worthless. Every time I see that fireplace advertised, it irks me, because it feels like exploitation of ill informed idiots. No offence intended, but that is how it feels to me.

When I saw that stuff advertised some time back, I felt a cynical line had been crossed.

Stu

Posted on: 2012/12/17 4:30


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Khamûl wrote:
I think this thread should be suspended until after Christmas...

BH


I think Christmas should be suspended until after Christmas.

Posted on: 2012/11/25 19:27



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