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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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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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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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Khamûl wrote:
I might have missed something obvious here, Stu --is the copy in that thread ("alternate variant of the set") different from normal?

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The HarperCollins logo on the spine of the slipcase has the word "Encore" below it, instead of "Harper Collins". The Tolkien Library Store also have a set in a beaten-up slipcase like this (for $750 [yikes] -- and may be have been the same copy?) so it does not appear to be unique.

Edit: It also looks like the thumbholes on the slipcase are smaller on the "Encore" version. I have a set that is currently in the post, which may or may not be the "Encore" one (as I haven't seen the spine), but the thumbholes are definitely smaller than shown in the picture on tolkienbooks.net

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1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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I noticed in the thread below (which shows an alternate variant of the set), that there is a claim that there are only 100 copies of the illustrated '92 boxed set. Does that claim hold any water -- it seems implausibly low, considering they do come up for sale now and then?

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=8258#forumpost8258

Posted on: 2014/11/15 13:39



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