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1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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Hi All, Does anyone happen to know what price was printed on the 1942 Hobbit DJ. I know it was 7s. 6d. NET on the 1946, but I'm imagining it was potentially a lesser amount on the '42?

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Re: signed Hobbit??
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garm wrote:
I don't like this sort of thing; destroying a book and sticking a sig. into a Hobbit. And, I'm not happy with the sig. itself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-HOBBIT-J- ... t%3D8%26sd%3D311498406744


Agreed. I absolutely loathe this kind of book-ruining (irrespective of whether the signature is or is not genuine). It is vandalism.

Plus, a random cut signature with no provenance is worthless, anyway.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 14:18


Re: New Book Releases
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onthetrail wrote:
Hi Stu

Not to sound confrontational as I am new but I don't understand why it remaining in Tolkien Studies alone enables many more readers to enjoy it?

We are lucky enough to read it but most people I know can not justify the expense or do not have access to the Studies in any form to have read anything in it. I like the hardcover release very much of Kullervo, I do get the opinion that a deluxe release is a bit much but a standard release surely only helps people access more of the works.


Because the publisher doesn't make it clear that is of limited interest to the typical Tolkien "fan", but markets it as if it is. I guarantee you that most people who purchase the book (or have it purchased for them) will not get a great deal of value from it.

IMHO, not everything is worthy of publishing in a separate volume, and stuff like this would be better in a volume of collected works (with less padding). That makes less money, though.

A Deluxe edition is just ridiculous.

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I'm surprised there is enough interest in this for a Deluxe Edition. I'm somewhat of the opinion that it should probably have remained in Tolkien Studies.

Posted on: 2015/11/30 12:24


Re: tolkien.co.uk Black Friday Sale
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mstrind5 wrote:
I've seen the black friday offers, so thanks for the heads up.

My old paperback copies are now in need of replacing. So I'm wondering is it worth picking up some of the deluxe versions, because some other members have pointed out that the latest printings aren't always the greatest? Or should I just pick up some paper copies instead?

Thanks.



I personally don't like the later printings of the earlier Deluxe editions (if that makes sense). The UK and Italian printed ones aren't bad, although the quality of the slipcases declines between the earliest volumes and most recent.

In all honesty, I'd probably just buy nice second-hand (as new) hardbacks on eBay for Hobbit and LOTR, etc. Just go earlier than HarperCollins as the quality of the standard editions generally declined post Unwin Hyman.

Posted on: 2015/11/28 13:44



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