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Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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Morinehtar wrote:
Are the red letters on the spine of the Sil as fragile as the blue letters on the spine of UT?


Probably not quite as bad, but still fairly fragile. My Sil stays in the drawer with the UT.

Posted on: 2016/11/6 1:23


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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Thanks for clarifying that on the printers, still unsure what version I have. It says First printed in 1980, but little else.


If it was the GA&U verstion (rather than the Unwin Hyman version) and there is no statement of reprinting, that would be the 1st impression.

Posted on: 2016/11/5 22:07


Re: Unfinished Tales 1st Ed, 1st Print
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The Clowes vs Billings discussion was regarding Silmarillions (confusing due to thread title!).

With regards to yout UT, I believe the blue would have started out the same colour as mine; It is just horribly unstable in UV. Mine had about 3 months in daylight in Perth after I got it, and there was a tiny bit of reduction in brightness of the blue on the spine, so has been in a drawer ever since (and no further change in the 7 or 8 years since then).

Posted on: 2016/11/5 20:16


Re: New Book Releases
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Not sure if the other deluxe books have slipcases done this way or not but found it interesting. You'll note the slits do come around to the other side of the slipcase wrap so they are visible when on the shelf.



I saw that on the picture you posted up. Interestingly on the copy I had, the book sat further out and they were not visible on the inside (with the book in place). The slits right on the edges were visible and looked bad. My copy also had the bad centering of the title.

Posted on: 2016/11/5 17:52


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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:
Well my Deluxe Kullervo arrived into the US today with a spot of glue on the top of the pages, in addition to other generally poor finishing details (lettering on spine very much off center, marks on the boards). Anyone know how well Book Depository handles refunds?

I should also note that the Facsimile Hobbit I ordered from a third party Amazon seller on October 19th arrived already. However, the order I placed directly with Amazon USA on August 24th has yet to update. I am not expecting this second (first) copy to ever be delivered.


If the book is defective, BD are pretty good. Their default position is to send a replacement, so just make sure you ask for a refund up front when you contact them.

If you could post up images, that would good. I'm going to email HarperCollins about this title next week, and I'd like to include images of various faults on various bad copies, so I can illustrate just how poor the construction and QC is on these.

Posted on: 2016/11/5 13:04



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