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Re: I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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Khamûl wrote:
Quite surprising that never happened I suppose.

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I suspect the Silmarillion was probably too popular back when this style of jackets were being used. We probably only got the matching UT in 1992 because - at that point in time - it wasn't a big commercial seller in hardback form. We know that hardback HoME volumes were down to 25 copies or so a year at one point.

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I'd love to see a POD of the Silmarillion...
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...that matched HoME.

Won't happen, but can dream.

[Edit: fixed wonky line and other sloppy iDrawmanship]

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Re: Art of the LoTR slipcase
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I don't think there is a hard and fast convention, but single-book slipcases from publishers I have books from have the "front-facing" information on the right of the slipcase, assuming the opening is facing towards you. Multi-book slipcases (for paperback sets, etc) seem to be a bit more random, but also more often than not follow this convention.

In this case, I'd guess a minor communications cock up between publisher and printer. Obligatory moan about everything being done in China to the detriment of our own economy, etc, etc...

Posted on: 4/13 16:29:28


Re: The Old English Exodus
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Yeah. Was glad to find it. It seems like there should be plenty of them out there, really, even if half (at a guess) ended up in various libraries. I expect there will be plenty of them floating about with pages removed to disguise their library origins at some point.

I don't normally bid on auctions in the US or ones that use the Global Shipping Program, but I made an exception for this one, which was in Utah (and spent quite a bit of time making sure the seller packaged it properly in an appropriately sized flat rate box with internal padding, rather than a padded envelope). eBay still opened it, but at least they didn't repackage or do any damage. I figure if you overpack or under-pack, you are screwed when it comes to GSP auctions. That said, it arrived very quickly (less than a week).

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Near Fine?..... Yeah, right. The damage from the removed bookplate / library plate (whatever it was) is really pretty nasty and the DJ isn't in fab shape. I don't know why sellers feel the need to exaggerate their gradings so much with Tolkien books.

eBay Item #131758957684

Posted on: 4/10 4:04:49

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