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By yee256
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Looking for the lord of rings 1987 box set

Jan 4, 2018
2018/1/4 8:26:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

This three volume hardback set in green slipcase by Unwin is a really beautiful set, and one of my favourites.I've been looking for quite a long time on ebay and abebooks. Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a copy?

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Jan 4, 2018
2018/1/4 9:11:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Also one of my favourite sets. They turn up on eBay (where I got mine) and Abe from time-to-time. I think you just need to keep your ears to the ground until one turns up. Last one I saw was in Australia - very cheap, but a bit tatty.
Jan 4, 2018
2018/1/4 13:22:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
There are two variants of the box-set, based on either the Unwin logo or Unwin Hyman at the base of the book, make sure that you are looking for both on Abebooks and eBay.

You can see both variants in the pictures that you posted.
Jan 4, 2018
2018/1/4 23:55:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Guild publishing also produced a set with the same dust jackets. I don't know if they included a slipcase.
Jan 5, 2018 (edited)
2018/1/5 0:19:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Red wrote:
Guild publishing also produced a set with the same dust jackets. I don't know if they included a slipcase.

I've certainly never seen one, whereas I have seen to the two Unwin Hyman variants (the earlier - and IMHO nicer - Text and subsequent Logo).

[Edit: For clarity, I mean I have never seen the Guild versions in a boxed set]
Jan 5, 2018 (edited)
2018/1/5 3:49:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A very attractive set.
Jan 5, 2018
2018/1/5 8:05:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for your tips and information Stu&Trotter, btw I'm in Australia and will keep an eye on Aussie ebay as well.
Jan 5, 2018
2018/1/5 8:32:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

yee256 wrote:
Thanks for your tips and information Stu&Trotter, btw I'm in Australia and will keep an eye on Aussie ebay as well.


Yep, last one I saw was ebay.com.au. Had a tear on the box, but looked repairable and sold for about $20 IIRC.
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