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Re: New Book Releases
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The Easton Press have released Beowulf, in case anyone is interested.

http://www.eastonpress.com/Books/prod/E42/BEOWULF_3006.aspx

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Urulöké wrote:
That's in pretty amazing condition, from the photos. That would be my guess as to what is driving the bidding.


Still seems a bit steep(?), especially given the relatively depressed market. I have a copy that is actually a bit better than that one (that one on eBay has a bit of bumping to the head and the tail of the spine and the top-stain has faded a little), and I only paid 25 pounds for mine from a book-dealer on Abe. That was ten years (or more) ago, I suppose.

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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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Trotter wrote:

I asked HarperCollins about Encore.

"I believe Encore was a mail order label (a bookclub, not HarperCollins imprint) and assume that a small batch of boxes was run on for them as a one-off special sale. I don’t have any records as to how many, I’m afraid. I assume the books themselves are identical to the trade edition."


Thanks for clarifying that with HC, Trotter. Mystery solved.

Will need to keep an eye on them (as they occasionally come up for sale) to see which seems to be most common. There is a set on Abe in NSW (Australia) which is also an Encore version.

(Of course, Deagol will now need to update Tolkienbooks.net with an extra entry.)..

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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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Trotter wrote:
I would be interested to know if you do get an Encore box, I noted some other differences to the standard HarperCollins box set as well.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ewtopic.php?topic_id=2232


I should know for sure in a few days. The set is actually heading over to Perth in Western Australia at the moment, and one of my friends will be looking after it until he visits NZ again next year. I've asked him to open the package and email me photos when he receives it, so I can leave buyer feedback and satisfy curiosity as to which version it is.

Yep, mine is the Encore box, as expected.

I've attached pictures of the the box. I suspect the runes will differ from your version, Trotter?

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Khamûl wrote:
Interesting. I have a vague memory of this being mentioned before, perhaps by you? I have the normal HC boxset myself...

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There is an old thread where Trotter asks essentially the same question (I'd missed it at the time it was posted).

It will be interesting to see which version my set turns out to be, but I'm betting on it having the "Encore" text. If this is the case, I'd definitely be suspicious about there being a domestic and export version, as my set was sourced on ebay.com.au (for the princely sum of AU $25), and both other Encore sets I know of were also from sellers outside the UK.

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