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May 14
2021/5/14 4:59:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And as these were missing, '42, '46, '51 and '54

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May 14
2021/5/14 5:15:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

And as these were missing, '42, '46, '51 and '54

Those are lovely.

One day I will get my Jacketed '42 and '46 from the UK....... Every time I think about it, I just think how annoyed I'd be if they got lost in the post. Maybe another year and the in-laws will finally be able to bring them...
May 14
2021/5/14 5:30:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Hope you get them safely.
May 14
2021/5/14 7:57:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wonderful books in this thread, thanks for sharing!

I have nothing in particular to show (some academic texts or early Italian editions in G/VG condition, but nothing comparable to your books).

I have a question about the Ancrene Wisse showed by Urulókë: is that visible in photo the 'glassine dustwrapper' mentioned in TolkienBooks.net (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=535)? Just wondering how it can be difficult to find a copy with such thin paper wrapping the hardback!
May 14
2021/5/14 13:21:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Pauline Baynes - Map of Middle-earth in original packaging - never opened. I’d assume pretty uncommon like this.

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May 14
2021/5/14 15:37:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mauro D86 wrote:

I have a question about the Ancrene Wisse showed by Urulókë: is that visible in photo the 'glassine dustwrapper' mentioned in TolkienBooks.net (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=535)? Just wondering how it can be difficult to find a copy with such thin paper wrapping the hardback!

You are correct, both Deagol's photo on TolkienBooks.net and my photo show the glassine dustwrapper. It tends to be quite scarce for two reasons - it is quite fragile, and it is plain (nothing printed on it) so most original buyers never bothered to keep it.
May 14
2021/5/14 15:39:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Jlong wrote:

Pauline Baynes - Map of Middle-earth in original packaging - never opened. I’d assume pretty uncommon like this.

That's fantastic! I have never seen one in this condition, not being old enough to have bought one new (it came out the year before I was born, and I wasn't a collector in my toddler years 😉)

I do have a set of five Stephen Hickman posters in perfect/new condition I managed to get last year for about $30 - was quite happy to come across that listing on eBay!
May 14 (edited)
2021/5/14 15:48:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Mauro D86 wrote:

I have a question about the Ancrene Wisse showed by Urulókë: is that visible in photo the 'glassine dustwrapper' mentioned in TolkienBooks.net (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=535)? Just wondering how it can be difficult to find a copy with such thin paper wrapping the hardback!

You are correct, both Deagol's photo on TolkienBooks.net and my photo show the glassine dustwrapper. It tends to be quite scarce for two reasons - it is quite fragile, and it is plain (nothing printed on it) so most original buyers never bothered to keep it.

Thank you, Urulókë! Very nice book.
May 14
2021/5/14 16:17:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Mauro D86 wrote:

I have a question about the Ancrene Wisse showed by Urulókë: is that visible in photo the 'glassine dustwrapper' mentioned in TolkienBooks.net (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=535)? Just wondering how it can be difficult to find a copy with such thin paper wrapping the hardback!

You are correct, both Deagol's photo on TolkienBooks.net and my photo show the glassine dustwrapper. It tends to be quite scarce for two reasons - it is quite fragile, and it is plain (nothing printed on it) so most original buyers never bothered to keep it.

Is the original glassine in its consistency distinguishable from 'normal' glassine? Isn't the fragility a question of environmental circumstances?
May 14
2021/5/14 16:22:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ithildin wrote:

Is the original glassine in its consistency distinguishable from 'normal' glassine? Isn't the fragility a question of environmental circumstances?

There's nothing distinguishing the Ancrene Wisse wrapper from other 60-year-old glassine that I know of, no.
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