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By Stu

Re: New Book Releases

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Onónion wrote:
It's a shame they went through with the awful 3D-picture on the front of the box, it gives the whole a rather cheapish look... Nevertheless, looking forward to reading the complete lecture on dragons!



Yeah, it is a really, really odd choice for something that is a replica of a "historic" book. That said, I'm glad to get a facsimile with green boards, so I'll tolerate the box.
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By Stu

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Glad to see they have made the boards green. That was the main thing I was interested in (and the first thing my eyes zoomed to on the photo!). I was hoping they might have lightened the green a bit on the jacket, but can't have everything.

Will be interesting to see what impression we are up to with it.
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Phew, glad that was indeed just a mockup (it looked too rough to be real). Hopefully the real thing does look a lot better. My Amazon order is only £22.50 (with that discount a while back), so at least it is inexpensive.
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By Stu

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Blimey, that box is rubbish. Hopefully a pre-release mockup, but I expect the design - which is dismal - is final.
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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: cv00030 (2179)
Ended May 19, 2018
£11.50
[8 Bids]
I don't think anyone here would collect such a scruffy edition, but lest anyone does have a hankering to buy this turd. Bear in mind that cv00030 paid £8-odd for it a couple of weeks ago. That's more that it is worth, IMHO.

eBay Item #112989480991
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By Stu

Re: Buying new items

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Nice! Shoulda bought it when the price dropped to $211 (which was a bit odd -- the BIN price varied up and down quite a bit before it got the first bid). I almost pulled the trigger at that price, but shipping was US only, so i would have had to forward.
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By Stu

Re: The inexorable march to having all the Longmans printings continues

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Khamûl wrote:
Can I get one of your cleaned up firsts, Stu?

BH


Actually, only one of them had laminate which I successfully removed, one appeared unread, and the other appeared lightly read. No stamps in any of them. The latter two both came from NZ within a month of each other, and both from the south of North Island, so I am suspicious that there was perhaps a school book sale. Could just be pure coincidence though. As they are all slightly different in terms of board dimensions and page block dimensions, I'm hanging onto them, but I'll keep an eye out for any more that come up for sale over here (I don't want any more 1st impressions, even if slightly "variant"). Just PM me with how much you are willing to pay for a decent copy, so I know whether to pull the trigger for you if a BIN comes up. I snapped up the best one (which cost me NZD 10) within about half hour of it being listed. I doubt it would have hung around. The other NZ one cost about NZD 30 and that was a regular auction. Neither auction stated the impression, mind. So in each case was a punt.
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The inexorable march to having all the Longmans printings continues

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Picked up a decent, cheap 4th impression (1969) to add to the bucket of 1st impressions.

At this rate, I'll have them all by about 2025... I'd probably have gotten a little closer if I wasn't (a) such a scrooge, and (b) so fussy on condition.

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Re: The Wonders of...

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Seller: dcpete2004 (514)
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Yikes...

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By Stu

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I was too slow! Glad a TCGer got it, though.
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