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By Stu

Re: Thoughts on individual HoME deluxe edition books

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Khamûl wrote:
Just buy the original HBs; they can be picked up for peanuts now.



Except for the last two, but the Hardback PODs address that problem.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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For all we know, the first impression may be bound in Hong Kong. Anyone's guess at this stage.
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Re: Thoughts on individual HoME deluxe edition books

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They are a bit floppy feeling as the books are heavy and the spines are a bit weak. I personally prefer the 12 volume sets as reading copies.
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Re: Thoughts on individual HoME deluxe edition books

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Personally, I don't think I'd be that interested in a 12 volume Deluxe HoME. I'm pretty happy with the look and colours of the standard 1st impressions from 1983-1996. Would be nice if they did a three volume deluxe with individual slipcases and properly matching spine text, though. That said, I think it would be a push for me to spend money on yet another "deluxe" HoME set.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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Eorl wrote:
Hahah yes it does look like mucus/poo. However I think I like that it’s not another shade of blue more than anything else. And I too wondered about the gold foil blending in with the boards.

Overall I’m okay and I think (hope!) it will look better in real life.



Yeah, I suspect it *will* look better than the picture, but the print run will likely be big enough that there won't be a need to jump in before some real pictures come out.
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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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Looks like my cat's poo when she has eaten something that doesn't agree with her. Maybe it will look better in real life, although odd choice to use a colour that the gold foil won't stand out from. You can hardly read the title in the picture. I won't be pre-ordering this one; Will wait for some pictures on here.
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Not your imagination, I don't think. I now have so many filters on my searches to weed out the crap, it is ridiculous.
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

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My limited experience (3 purchases) of this seller is that their pictures are of the book being sold. And that is a picture of a 1937 Hobbit.
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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

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Seller: worldofrarebooks (93489)
Ended Aug 3, 2018
Buy-It-Now:
£26.00
Anyone here?

eBay Item #382534484419
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Re: The Wonders of...

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According to wayback machine, their website changed from showing a New York address to an LA address sometime between May 12th and October 3rd 2016.

So if the address change is as the result of hacking, it certainly isn't recent.

ILAB shows their membership still at the NYC address. Their phone number has changed at least once since they have been recorded as in LA. Prior to the current one (changed sometime prior to March this year, but after September last year), it was 212-582-2505, but at the same address.

Email address changed from info@haydenandfandettararebooks.com to info@haydenandfandetta.com sometime between May 2016 and Oct 2017.

All a bit odd.
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