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Re: Unfinished Tales with a blue HoME-style cover?
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Hi Dior,

Thanks for the response. I must have just timed my searches badly! Good to know that they have been seen in the wild, though, as I would quite like to get a copy.

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Stu

Posted on: 2008/2/21 21:34


Unfinished Tales with a blue HoME-style cover?
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Hi All,

This is a question I have been meaning to ask for a couple of years (at least!). On Deagol's tolkienbooks.net site, he has an entry for a 1992 HarperCollins Unfinished Tales with a blue dustjacket (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=64240) that matches the UK HoME hardbacks. This volume also seems to be visible in one of the pictures of his bookshelves on tolkienlibrary (it appears to have an almost-matching spine to the HoME books).

My question (to Deagol or anyone else that knows) is - how come I have never ever seen one like this for sale (ever!). When I search on the ISBN, I only seem to find copies with a different dustjacket ?

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Stu

Posted on: 2008/2/21 19:26


Re: Super Deluxe CoH bookmark
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I checked my copy, along with the standard HC Deluxe and HM Deluxe editions (upon which the signed, limited edition is based), and the bookmarks are all identically frayed for the first 10mm or so. I think that's just the way they are supposed to be, so I wouldn't get too worried about it....

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Stu

Posted on: 2008/1/17 2:29


Re: Hobbit Movie agreed with Peter Jackson (Plus Sequel)
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Khamul - my understanding is that New Line (via Saul Zaentz) has the rights to anything in the Hobbit and LoTR (including appendices), but has no rights to anything in HoME / Silmarillion / Unfinished Tales, etc.

So if material appears anywhere in LoTR/Hobbit, they can use it. If material does not appear in any of the books, they can use it (i.e. they can invent material). However, if material is in HoME/Sil/UT (etc), but not in the Hobbit/LoTR they absolutely cannot use it.

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Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/19 16:52


Re: One Super Deluxe CoH owner is reporting flaking foil...
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I think that if the board was showing through, that you did the right thing getting it replaced. I don't think the number matters at all, unless it matters to you.

Interesting that they have only sold 150 copies. Realistically, that means they got the price point completely wrong, as there is zero chance they will sell the remaining 350 copies (all the die-hard collectors have already bought them). I suspect the price will drop to 200 pounds or so (possibly via a reseller that can ship to the US, such as Amazon.co.uk), at which point they will probably shift [given enough time]. I suspect any prospective purchaser at this point would be holding off and waiting to see how it pans out.

In hindsight, I would have been happier if I had only bought one copy, but I'm planning on leaving both to my kids (and I haven't even had kids yet), so long term, I don't think it matters too much!!!

Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/19 16:36



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