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Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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Trotter - Can you see the colour difference between these images?

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Posted on: 2008/2/13 13:30


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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It is obvious with those two examples, but not with my copies.

Scanning the covers did allow me to spot a difference between the export and domestic edition.

I have attached three scans of covers, one scan is the Billings First Edition (which does look a different colour to me), One scan is the Clowes First Export (with headband, and cloth) and the final scan is the Clowes First Export (Second Variant, Paper Cover no headband).

Can anyone tell which one is which?

(Answer 1 is the 2nd Clowes Variant, 2 is the Billings Domestic Edition, 3 is the 1st Clowes Variant)

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Posted on: 2008/2/13 22:51


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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Is number 2 the Clowes First Export (with headband, and cloth)?
It looks more blue than blue-purple.

Posted on: 2008/2/14 12:43


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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Here are the answers to which cover is which?

Picture 1 - Clowes First Export (Second Variant, Paper Cover no headband)

Picture 2 - Billings First Edition (Domestic Edition)

Picture 3 - Clowes First Export (with headband, and cloth)

The Billings Edition is more Blue than Purple, but I think both of my Clowes copies have identically coloured blue/purple wrappers, which contradicts Remy's post as his copies are different.

So to sum up the two Export Edition variants can be seen in either coloured wrapper.

Posted on: 2008/2/15 1:20


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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I think this is a tricky area to pin down because the difference (can) be so subtle (and almost all description has used Hammond as a starting point). I have ~20 GA&U variants (although obviously not that many 1st/1st variants); and describing the shades is very subjective. I made a table for them all at one point; will post if I have anything worthwhile to add...

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