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Re: New Book Releases
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Definitely! This fence isn't that comfortable...

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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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I'm interested in the publication & printing history of The Silmarillion generally; and my collecting mainly reflects that. I collect any UK editions. A significant area of focus has been finding & recording 1977 variants, as I have most other significant editions. There is still much work to be done...

And those spines are never on display!

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Posted on: 9/16 2:48:16
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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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That's actually only about half of it, and five years out-of-date...

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Posted on: 9/15 14:14:29
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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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I'm not sure if I have a copy quite that perfect (i.e. under the light there is not a scratch on it; which I suspect is how good Stu's copy really is), but it's not that difficult to find jackets which looked literally unmarked; covering correspondingly fine books. Look at the differences in spines in my collection from five years back, below. The top shelf copies are various first impressions, including signed copies. Several of these have jackets that I'd struggle to find fault with. I also bought a dummy copy a few years back which is in impeccable condition. There are plenty of nice copies out there. It's pretty simple: if you don't want a faded spine, get a photograph of this before you commit to buying (as Stu said earlier).

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Posted on: 9/15 8:17:18
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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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So let's put this out there for discussion then: why do you seek these perfect, unmarked copies? Why do you not want to own books that show signs of wear &/or previous ownership? I can guess the answer(s), but curious nonetheless...

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Posted on: 9/14 2:52:23
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