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Re: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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This is indeed a first edition (and there is only one impression). In terms of price, anywhere from GBP 25 to 50 seems to be the going rate on eBay (although there are often copies with higher BIN prices listed). I think I paid GBP 35 three or four years ago. With eBay, you never really know what will happen, so you could potentially get more on a good day.

Stu.

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=63690

Posted on: 2014/7/28 0:41


Re: The Wonders of...
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That copy of the 1984 Deluxe Hobbit has been annoying me for the last couple of weeks in my eBay searches. I almost sent the guy a message suggesting he made his listing a bit more accurate, but couldn't be bothered in the end. I figured anyone would look at the copyright page picture before buying (even though it was only in "tinyvision" when I looked).

Posted on: 2014/7/21 15:27


Re: UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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Trotter wrote:

Urulöké wrote:
Thanks Trotter!

Is this a typo (extra zero on #5)?
The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)


It may be a typo in the magazine, does seem a huge increase.


2000 pounds certainly doesn't seem to reflect the price that it would normally sell at (although conversely 200 pounds would seem to be a bit low).

Posted on: 2014/7/16 22:30


Re: UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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If only I had had six hundred quid lying around when I was 14, I'd have been sorted :)

Posted on: 2014/7/16 15:46


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Here are the 4th Impression versions in low res. My final (which has been refined a lot since I printed my copy -- I might reprint on the correct type of paper stock at some point when I am in a decent sized city or I visit a first world country) and Trotter's genuine copy.

If you compare the originals between the 1st impression and the 4th, a LOT of differences (and I'm not just talking about the text on the flaps). I think most of the differences come out of the alignment of the plates when printing the three colours (with the white obviously being the paper showing through). The white layer between the feet of the front row of trees shows clearly the kinds of difference between the impressions, in case anyone is interested. I didn't get that layer quite thick enough on my version, but my journey into the heart of darkness is complete, so it will have to do!

[Edit 17/03/16. As an endless tinkerer, I reset the front flap yet again, adjusting the interline spacing, changing the uppercase "W" characters, fixing a missing "-", swapping an inverted comma to the correct type and increasing the boldness a tad]

[Edit 24/03/16. Image Removed to prevent illicit printing -- will replace with even lower-res version when I have time]

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Posted on: 2014/7/11 18:57

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