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Aug 4, 2013 (edited)
2013/8/4 9:55:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

I have had a bit of success with UK Hobbits recently

Every impression from the 3rd Printing of 1942 to the 24th (10th Impression of the 3rd Edition in 1975), apart from one

I only collect Hobbits with Dust-Jackets and they have to be not priced clipped, hence why no 1st or 2nd Printings, a small number of editions (three) need to be replaced because they do not fit my criteria.

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Feb 17, 2014 (edited)
2014/2/17 22:05:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

You're right. I don't think there's a perfect Puffin Hobbit out there (unless anyone can show otherwise!).

Pretty close to perfect?

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Feb 18, 2014
2014/2/18 16:00:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well, the cover looks fantastic. Is the spine as good? (That's always been the problem for me, the edges of the spine seem to wear so quickly and leave lines of white...)
Feb 18, 2014
2014/2/18 16:08:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for showing the pictures, Roccondil. Very nice collection indeed!
Feb 18, 2014 (edited)
2014/2/18 16:31:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Roccondil wrote:
Well, the cover looks fantastic. Is the spine as good? (That's always been the problem for me, the edges of the spine seem to wear so quickly and leave lines of white...)

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Feb 18, 2014
2014/2/18 23:57:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Looks very good, better than my best Puffin I'd say (I'll post a picture soon). Thanks for your comments Morgan, here's some photos of my main wall.

The main wall of the room mainly contains copies of The Lord of the Rings, Histories of Middle-earth and books on Tolkien. The first three photos give an overview, followed by a more detailed look at LOTR UK first editions and HoME.

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Feb 19, 2014
2014/2/19 2:04:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Two copies of the HoME-matching unfinished tales is just greedy! :) Very impressive collection.
Feb 19, 2014
2014/2/19 3:16:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Super Roccondil
Very impressed - welcome to the mad club
Have you got every LOTR first printings? Well almost- cant see Baynes deluxe set
(Bet you reply with your picture showing 6 now!)
Feb 19, 2014
2014/2/19 19:21:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
No Baynes deluxe I'm afraid. Still some LOTR firsts to go (I have a list somewhere...). I'll post a photo of some of my favourites (including my best Puffin Hobbit!!) Thanks for the nice comments - its always nice to know I'm not the only mad one!
Feb 21, 2014
2014/2/21 17:57:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
One of our Tolkien shelves -

- wellinghall

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Feb 21, 2014
2014/2/21 17:58:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Roccondil, I agree with Stu - two HoMe-matching copies of Unfinished Tales is greedy!

- wellinghall
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