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By Red

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Like you I have some of the early paperback editions (unwin allen, ballantine, methuen, ace), but tend to focus on american and uk hardcovers. I imagine anyone being a completest would have to add an addition to their house to store all the different hardcover and softcover versions that have been produced.


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I imagine anyone being a completest would have to add an addition to their house to store all the different hardcover and softcover versions that have been produced.


Indeed. 2 Large Rooms converted into Libraries. Some shelving 2 & 3 books deep!!


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Crazy completists :)
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By remy

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Stu wrote:
Crazy completists :)


No argument from me. Completely agree with you - Crazy!

But for some reason, I get immense personal satisfaction and enjoyment from collecting. Logically it makes no sense at all (unless you looked at it from an investment/asset accumulation/capital-inflation-currency protection point of view maybe - could make the case anyway).

But gotta do something to kill time until death.......

Probably could spend the time doing something a little more beneficial to society in general though.


By Stu

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remy wrote:

Stu wrote:
Crazy completists :)


No argument from me. Completely agree with you - Crazy!

But for some reason, I get immense personal satisfaction and enjoyment from collecting. Logically it makes no sense at all (unless you looked at it from an investment/asset accumulation/capital-inflation-currency protection point of view maybe - could make the case anyway).

But gotta do something to kill time until death.......

Probably could spend the time doing something a little more beneficial to society in general though.



I definitely respect the commitment of the completist collector! I thought about it for about 5 minutes before realising that just the postage would kill me (never mind the price of the books)! There are a lot of books that I would still like to get, mind, but I think I'm going to have a bit of a quiet spell for the next 5 or so years until the Hobbit movies have faded from peoples' minds. Hopefully PJ won't make any more ME movies after the next one.


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It is probably no surprise but I also collect paperbacks, I find some of them harder to find than hardbacks


By Deagol

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I guess you already know I am a completist!

Would you completists mind checking your 7-volume boxed LR sets?
It looks like the impression numbering was not reset back to no. 1 when the 2012 edition was issued, so I would like to determine the last impression of the 2001 edition and the first of the 2012 edition.
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By Deagol

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Pages for three volume and seven volume editions of The Lord of the Rings updated.
Nothing spectacular really, but the identical covers on the A- and B-format film tie-in paperbacks with overlapping ISBNs are bound to confuse.
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Hi, Deagol.

My A-formats of those LOTR film tie-ins are 7th impressions - a couple higher than you've listed.


By Deagol

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Thanks.

I have also made some updates to various pages for Folio Society editions, based on info gleaned from Folio 60, a bibliography of FS publications.
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