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Re: Ted Smart Boxset
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I presume (the first part of) that comment was aimed at me?
(> as "Ted Smart" does appear in the books...)

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Re: Ted Smart Boxset
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As you say, "Ted Smart" is printed on the base of the slipcase. HarperCollins markings are still on the slipcase & on book spines. The copyright pages states "Book People" (etc) at the top. "Ted Smart" doesn't, I don't think, appear printed anywhere on/in the books themselves.

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Posted on: Yesterday 10:21:25
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Re: Tolkienbooks.net
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No offence to all the other incredible Tolkien sites out there, but who other than Tolkienbooks.net has been winning this for the last ten years?! Seriously, this is the best Tolkien (book related) site out there, period. Neil should have 10+ of these awards...

Congratulations all the same!

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Re: The Wonders of...
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I just emailed you.

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Re: What Booksellers Say...
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Stu posted these comments in the Wonders thread (here), but they certainly belong in this thread:

Stu wrote:
Genuine question asked (by me):
"How do you know the books are 1st impressions, given that the set is in shrinkwrap, and is one that was issued with various impressions over the years?"

Answer received:

"Oh, please, do impart on us your eastern Antipodean methodology possibly relied upon given the available evidence."

And...

Stu wrote:
I had a couple of further messages back and forth with the seller. They were the oddest I have ever had on eBay. As far as I could tell he was just baiting me with each email (as he clearly was with the first one). e.g.:

New message from: e-waymann Top Rated Seller (9802Green Star)

"Hello again,

Notwithstanding the robotic courtesy afforded by utility of eBay’s messaging system, recipients, generally, prefer a sense of personable mien from one’s initiating inquiry. In that regard, trilobite renditions in the company of a purported air of stuffiness as furnished by your good self, are accordingly accepted and reciprocated upon. In this instance, it was vaguely more than opting for a reply as opposed to ignorance out of sympathy.

Indeed, the evident presumptiveness furnished within your scrawl does border on the risible.

Insofar that you pretend to be given to semantics, I’d proffer that eBay affords its members the opportunity only to access its messaging service; email is something totally different again. I do trust you are capable of discerning one from the other. In any event, ought you be proposed to actually achieve the knowledge in question - smattering as it may be - then kindly devote whatever good senses to your avail in that endeavor. But, then again, you seem to have all the answers, giving rise to the underlying presumption that your initial inquiry was kittle more than a forlorn attempt at superior dialogue leading to a feeble attempt at spoiler humor!

Additionally, as evidenced within your traducible theatrics, you clearly stand by the notion that you provide safe harbor to every further answer imaginable and, accordingly, our efforts to extend to you our efforts previously undertaken regarding this particular volume's provenance, would amount to an utter waste of our resources.

I further hold that any worthwhile ‘education’ rests within the intended’s desire to be conducive to same. In that regard, I believe any polemic enterprise to that end would be a further insult upon time, further to which, your sleeping habits et al, are of no interest to me.

Again, good day. We shan’t hear from you further.
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Posted on: 4/12 7:37:39
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