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By Max
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HarperCollins Deluxe 1992 edition

May 15
2020/5/15 10:19:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hello everybody,
I might have a chance to grab the Tolkien Deluxe Edition published by HarperCollins in 1992. I have searched online but haven't found much about it, do you know how valuable is it?

I don't want to pay too much for it but to be honest I have no idea how much do these books sell for.

Many thanks,
Max

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May 15
2020/5/15 15:01:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I like how that one uses the design for The Return of the King, rather than the frequently seen (yet still great) Ring-and-Eye.
May 15
2020/5/15 15:11:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

@Max wrote:
Yeah I agree with you, I prefer earlier editions as well.

However has any of you an idea of the price range for the 1992 edition?

Price range on any book is what you are happy paying, if you think it is a good price then go for it, if not don't.
May 15
2020/5/15 15:57:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wouldn't consider any triple-figure price.
May 15
2020/5/15 16:27:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Wouldn't consider any triple-figure price.

Was going to say pretty much the same thing - first impressions of this edition command higher prices, but the later impressions rapidly blur together and are fairly easy to find.
May 15
2020/5/15 18:59:08 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I can tell just by how the book is arranged that it is off Tolkien Library. David has some real quality books, but you're going to pay very high end prices due to him simply being a book dealer and needing to make money. I'd suggest keeping an eye out for something cheaper. That price is Abit high imo
May 16
2020/5/16 9:13:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Khamûl wrote:
Wouldn't consider any triple-figure price.

Was going to say pretty much the same thing - first impressions of this edition command higher prices, but the later impressions rapidly blur together and are fairly easy to find.

Was it reprinted?
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=1207
May 16
2020/5/16 12:53:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Think he was referring to these as first impressions, not the later variants, or that edition as only one printing was produced.

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=1203
May 17
2020/5/17 9:10:10 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hello everybody and many thanks for you suggestions, I did eventually reach an agreement with a kind ebayer and bought both this LOTR edition plus the deluxe edition "Poems and Stories" at £120+shipping, which I think is not a bad deal.
May 17
2020/5/17 9:48:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yeh, that's fairly decent I suppose. £50-60 each doesn't feel unreasonable, assuming they're in VG/VG or better condition...
May 17
2020/5/17 10:09:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
Yeh, that's fairly decent I suppose. £50-60 each doesn't feel unreasonable, assuming they're in VG/VG or better condition...

Yes they seem so in photos, I'll let you know once I get my hands on them. :)

Overall I feel it's a pretty good deal also because I'm paying for shipping only once (shipping from UK to Italy is somewhat expensive as of lately).
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