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Re: Lucius Books recent acquisitions
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Urulöké wrote:
I agree, it is the highest priced set I can see on searching available copies online right now. It is also by far the nicest set. I'd love to run across a F/F set like this one for £200.



I'd have thought £200 would be about on the money for a fine set. Not like they are particularly scarce. I guess dealer prices like this are aimed at those (probably uncommon) buyers that just want to be able to buy the item immediately, rather than trawling eBay and Abe for a few months until the right set comes along.

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Q: Where is the Flora book printed?

Also, thanks for the Deluxe HoME pictures, Stu. Did you order this one:

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Com ... &qid=1516205808251&sr=1-5



Yeah, that was where I ordered from. Was a bit cheaper when I ordered (in fact, oddly it was cheaper with an NZ IP than with a UK IP that day).

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Urulöké wrote:
I have bought it, based on recommendations from others I trust on Facebook conversations. Haven't had a chance to read it yet, though.

Here is John David Cofield's review for example: http://amzn.to/2rg2cKv



Given that I am now middle-aged, and therefore enjoy gardening (despite previously having no interest), I must admit that I am tempted by this title, even if its existence seems like a bit of a stretch.

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I've just added some pictures to help illustrate the difference between the Clays print and the LEGO. The only pictures I have of the Clays are the ones I took to give to Amazon when I requested the return, unfortunately, but you can clearly see just how thin the box and the book boards are on the Clays printing. Each of the Clays volumes also had creases to the bottoms of the boards, which didn't appear to be transit damage (just crappy assembly), and one of the books had the cover starting to split at the spine, which may have been from a knock (unclear). I honestly believe the Clays sets should just have been pulped.

The LEGO set is still fairly dull, but at least it is reasonably well put together.

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I ordered from Book Depository. It was about £135 including shipping to NZ. I'd guess that everyone who has it in stock now has the LEGO version (possibly with the exception of Tolkien.co.uk, I suppose given they sell for RRP and probably don't sell many).

This reprint is nothing special (the design itself hasn't changed), but it isn't awful, and my [returned] copy of the Clays first print really was an abomination. I think at the price I paid, it is OK (and I'll keep it -- if it had been rubbish, I'd have just sold it on here in NZ and taken a bit of a hit). I don't think I'd pay much more than I paid for it, mind.

It would be interesting to know how many copies of this second 1st impression (!) were printed.

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