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Damn Hobbits are still breeding
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I've purchased too many books lately (albeit still not THAT many -- maybe 4 in three months..). Still, wife has made the odd comment...

Got a nice 1959 Hobbit. Seems unread (still very stiff to open). Has some toning to the jacket, but otherwise better than most. One step closer to catching up with Trotter.

Also picked up a 1969 1st Deluxe LoTR in nice condition. Won't get it until wife's parents come out here later in the year, but was happy with the condition (a bit of damage to one corner of the base of the slipcase. £109 including shipping seemed OK (but not a book I have really tracked price-wise over the years). I'll probably offset the cost by selling my 1972, so I'm considering it a £60 upgrade (or so I will be justifying to wife...)

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Posted on: 8/7 16:15:50

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Re: See if you can spot anything factually correct
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Hmmm, The Sun....

Posted on: 8/4 14:32:13


Re: Songs for the Pholologists
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Berelach wrote:
I hear the 2017 Hardcover 'Stu' Edition is even more scarce than the original... I'll take a dozen!

Beautiful job!



If only rare = valuable :)

Posted on: 8/2 16:01:21


Songs for the Philologists
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Given that I still haven't gotten around to finding the paper to print my Songs for the Philologists facsimile, I decided to print a copy for myself as a hard back book (given all that work creating custom fonts and endless typesetting).

(printed for personal use only, fair use, blah blah blah)

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Re: 1st Longman's Hobbit Print - Size discrepancy
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I've done a bit of digging through old listings on the internet and it is clear there are two distinct states of the first impression. It isn't clear which one came first, although I suspect the one on the left (the slightly larger one).

Posted on: 8/1 2:19:20



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