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Hi, i recently purchased a 1/1 HC CoH signed and dated by Alan Lee. Previous to this book i had the deluxe, super deluxe, 1/1 HM and a second printing HC printed and bound in the USA. I've noticed a few things when comparing these different copies, which gives rise to a few questions. First thing i noticed about the signed copy was that it was much heftier than my other two regular copies, much more like the deluxe edition. Second thing i noticed was that the book was either bound extreamely tight or the book has gotten very hot and has somewhat warped the pictures (just curious if anyone else's copy is similar to this). Another thing i was curious about is why HC also printed copies in the USA for sale in the USA? The second printing that i have seems to be very cheaply made, which is why i was suprised at the weight of the signed copy, and is taller than the HM edition. Thanks for any help!

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Peeta wrote:
Hi, i recently purchased a 1/1 HC CoH signed and dated by Alan Lee. Previous to this book i had the deluxe, super deluxe, 1/1 HM and a second printing HC printed and bound in the USA. I've noticed a few things when comparing these different copies, which gives rise to a few questions. First thing i noticed about the signed copy was that it was much heftier than my other two regular copies, much more like the deluxe edition. Second thing i noticed was that the book was either bound extreamely tight or the book has gotten very hot and has somewhat warped the pictures (just curious if anyone else's copy is similar to this). Another thing i was curious about is why HC also printed copies in the USA for sale in the USA? The second printing that i have seems to be very cheaply made, which is why i was suprised at the weight of the signed copy, and is taller than the HM edition. Thanks for any help!


The HarperCollins printings of CoH certainly differ between territories. The Australia/NZ 1st printing was printed by Hong Kong Express (from memory) and was of a higher quality binding than the regular UK 1st printing. I wasn't aware of a USA printed HC version, though, and that seems odd as HM owned the rights for the US? My UK 1/1 does have a slight "wrinklines"s to the pages where they join the spine, making them less pleasant to leaf through, and this may be what you are talking about with your copy.

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Indeed it is what I'm talking about Stu. Thanks, I was afraid my book got left in a hot mail truck for too long or something. And actually, until I bought this signed copy, I thought the HC edition I had was the UK version, I probably should have found it odd that it had a price in US dollars...which is $10 more than the HM copy I have.

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Going out on a speculative limb here, but I think you have the Canadian edition - higher price but they use the same $ sign. Probably printed in the USA for lower costs, then shipped up to Canada.

Did you buy it through amazon.ca?

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Interesting thought Jeremy. I actually bought it off eBay a few years ago thinking it was the UK edition, being that it was printed by HC. Jeremy, do you happen to know-how many different "geological versions" HC printed of CoH?I just always assumed HC printed for the UK and HM for the US (lately at least), and have been ignorant of other versions.
Stu, what does your Australian version look like (size, color of boards, price etc)?
Thanks

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