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Re: New Book Releases
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All we needed was another Pocket Hardback Edition, because we haven't had one of those... Sigh.

Posted on: 2013/7/6 4:47


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Khamûl wrote:
See a few posts back Morgan --they're selling them exclusively through independent bookstores for the first few months. This edition will be available online & through Amazon, etc, (i.e. general release) in September, as you say.

I was confused too!

BH

EDIT: And just to add --Halcyon Books (link) have copies for sale for £6.94 (not sure how they're managing any kind of mark up at this price) & ship to Sweden for £3.50. £10.44 all in for you!


Book Depository also have the Pocket Roverandom in stock. They shipped mine today.

Edit: Only took 5 days to come to Australia and was actually in a bubble-wrap envelope!

Posted on: 2013/7/5 5:26

Edited by Stu on 2013/7/9 21:50:12


Re: The Wonders of...
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remy wrote:
Personally, would have put this in the "Interesting Ebay Auctions" thread rather than the "Wonders of".

Not surprised by the price at all (even in this condition). Not too often you come across this cover (and the first print with this cover).


I think that's where I differ from some collectors. I have no real desire to have ratty old copies of books just for completeness. Imperfect, yes, on a very hard to find or unimportant item, but ratbag books just make the bookshelves look scruffy (and mine are very neat!)

Posted on: 2013/7/5 3:44


Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Khamûl wrote:
Do the books themselves have new copyright statements or anything Stu? The original set had first impressions (2002) of the standard hardbacks, but the set was re-released in 2011 according to HarperCollins. I don't know if you have the original set, is the slipcase (or anything else) exactly the same? What impressions are in your set?

BH


The slipcases are not absolutely identical. It is very similar, but the reprint box is thinner, particularly on the top/bottom. It really isn't robust enough for three heavy books, in my opinion.

Impressions are 6,5 and 5. No new copyright statement (bears the original 2002).

I wouldn't recommend anyone who has the original bothering to get the reprint, but it is an adequate substitute for someone who hasn't got the earlier one. I think I paid AUD $160 shipped from Book Depository when the reprint was released, so same ballpark price to the eBay one.

Posted on: 2013/7/5 3:32


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Khamûl wrote:
For those who don't really care about impressions, reprints, etc --I think this, with free UK postage (think of how much this would cost to post!), is a not bad price:

The Complete History of Middle-Earth: Boxed Set by Christopher Tolkien... (Buy-it-now £81.80)

BH



I purchased a book from these guys (speedyhen.co.uk via eBay) a few weeks back. When postage was taken into account, they were by far the cheapest, and it arrived in Australia in 5 days. Packaging was exactly as per Book Depository (i.e. pot luck if the item was going to get damaged), but my book came through fine, so I was happy.

Posted on: 2013/7/5 0:02



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