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Alan Lee Illustrated Lord of the Rings boxset [1992 Encore Ed.]
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I noticed a copy of the Alan Lee three volume 1992 Lord of the Rings (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=82540) on David Miller's site and am intrigued by the box.

It has the HarperCollins logo but Encore instead of HarperCollins, the blue case looks to be made of different material to my box-set and the Runes are also different at the top and bottom of the box.

Has anybody seen this version before or could shed any further light on it?

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/pages ... -with-publishers-slipcase

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1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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I noticed in the thread below (which shows an alternate variant of the set), that there is a claim that there are only 100 copies of the illustrated '92 boxed set. Does that claim hold any water -- it seems implausibly low, considering they do come up for sale now and then?

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=8258#forumpost8258

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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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I might have missed something obvious here, Stu --is the copy in that thread ("alternate variant of the set") different from normal?

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Khamûl wrote:
I might have missed something obvious here, Stu --is the copy in that thread ("alternate variant of the set") different from normal?

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The HarperCollins logo on the spine of the slipcase has the word "Encore" below it, instead of "Harper Collins". The Tolkien Library Store also have a set in a beaten-up slipcase like this (for $750 [yikes] -- and may be have been the same copy?) so it does not appear to be unique.

Edit: It also looks like the thumbholes on the slipcase are smaller on the "Encore" version. I have a set that is currently in the post, which may or may not be the "Encore" one (as I haven't seen the spine), but the thumbholes are definitely smaller than shown in the picture on tolkienbooks.net

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Re: 1992 HarperCollins Illustrated LOTR Boxed Set
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Interesting. I have a vague memory of this being mentioned before, perhaps by you? I have the normal HC boxset myself...

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