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Re: The Wonders of...
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Khamûl wrote:
How can anyone really see how good that jacket is with the protective jacket cover? It might not be that good when you get it front of you. Either way, I think the price is stupidly high, given, as Stu says, the current market. I've got plenty in this kind of condition...

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Exactly right - The mylar cover should be well and truly off when taking pictures with the purpose of selling a book. All but the worst jackets look good once they have has a nice, shiny protector on them.

And lets be honest, out of the 250,000 (?) first printings of the Sil., there must still be quite a lot of them in as new condition. The key thing seems to just be to keep them away from UV.

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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.)..

Posted on: 11/18 14:52:47

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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.

I've attached a picture of the right-side of the box, as shown on the eBay auction. I suspect the runes will differ from your version, Trotter?

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