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Re: Misprint?
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Laurel, I certainly take Trotter's advice that the misprint is not value-adding in terms of re-sale value but (as one of the people who also bid on this - the seller did list the faults) I have to say I rather like the idea of having the odd misprinted volume as a bit of a curiousity. I have seen this kind of mis-printing now and again though not in Tolkien particularly.

Posted on: 2011/1/8 5:20


Re: TolkienBooks.net is back online
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Great news, it's been a trial being without your site in working order. Many thanks.

Posted on: 2010/10/26 15:24


Re: What was your hardest to find book/set?
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While my feelings are much as Khamul's (the hardest finds are the ones I haven't found yet at right price and condition), my hardest that I have found was the large print 1975 edition of Farmer Giles of Ham.

I have a special (inexplicable) liking for large print editions and this is one of the prettiest (shown here next to a "normal" edition) with all the Pauline Baynes illustrations (just bigger).

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Posted on: 2010/9/29 10:36


Re: Pauline Baynes signature
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I also enquired about the book and the seller's reply to me was:

"The signature is genuine, as the books were signed in the editorial offices of Random House."

Posted on: 2010/9/27 5:09


Re: Deluxe Poems and Stories
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Mine has the box as well.

The similar LOTR deluxe was only issued in a slipcase up to 1974. As Deagol says on his website (for LOTR) "in 1974 the slipcase was replaced by a box with a printed label on the lid. Presumably the decision had been made to replace the slipcase with a box, but existing stocks of slipcases were used up before the change was made."

It would seeem odd therefore for a 1980 Poems and Stories to be in a slipcase though the seller makes a clear statement that the book "was provided by the company without the label usually attached to the front of the sleeve."

Posted on: 2010/9/26 8:36



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