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Aug 29
2021/8/29 14:47:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A nice haul there. The box on that Unwin Hyman LOTR set is in great shape. Better shape than mine. Congrats Bergelmir!
Aug 29
2021/8/29 17:17:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Bergelmir wrote:


As for the French editions, here are some details for the most interesting editions :
5th photo :
- Hobbit 1969 - first French edition (Grail of French editions)
- Hobbit 76 - mini book illustrated by Chica
- LOTR 78-80 - re-edition of first French edition with visuals from Bakshi's films (very difficult to find)
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- Hobbit 2013 - deluxe edition (the only one in French)

Si certains souhaitent plus de précisions sur les éditions françaises pour la collection, feel free to ask

I’ve been wanting for some time a French edition for my collection (TH, LotR, S). I’d prefer it were hardcover and elegant/fancy. Would you have any recommendations?

For example, that 2013 LH looks very nice! I do not own any of these deluxe editions in English, but I could go for this one in French.
Aug 29
2021/8/29 22:37:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sheesh, those HoMEs are pretty crisp. Did you find them all in France?
Aug 30
2021/8/30 2:07:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
After initially being delivered to the wrong address, my $50 sheet of paper turned up! Woohoo!

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Aug 30
2021/8/30 2:08:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nice! (Jealous)
Aug 30 (edited)
2021/8/30 8:12:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you, Mr. Underhill !


Ligandil wrote:

I’ve been wanting for some time a French edition for my collection (TH, LotR, S). I’d prefer it were hardcover and elegant/fancy. Would you have any recommendations?

For example, that 2013 LH looks very nice! I do not own any of these deluxe editions in English, but I could go for this one in French.

Ok for "elegant / fancy" but you are looking more for recent or old editions ? Editions resembling what you know (like this Hobbit 2013) or more original editions (we have some in France, the best and the worst .. .) ?
And finally, what is your budget ?
Regarding the Hobbit 2013, it is very easy to find since it is still sold new - and unlike the UK editions, there are no reprint problems with the French ones because there is no numbering of the printing and editions are still printed in Italy by LEGO currently.
(Let's continue in MP, we will not pollute this thread.)

Caudimordax wrote:

Sheesh, those HoMEs are pretty crisp. Did you find them all in France?

I was lucky to find volume 10 in France but it is very rare to find this kind of work here. Overall, almost all of my UK & US book purchases come from the UK.


Well done, Stu !
Aug 30
2021/8/30 8:54:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

A nice haul there. The box on that Unwin Hyman LOTR set is in great shape. Better shape than mine. Congrats Bergelmir!

Yeah, that's a nice example of the UH set. One of my favourite boxed sets of all time.
Aug 31
2021/8/31 0:10:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This package of calendars arrived today. All of them unmarked, and mostly in very fine condition, and many still with the mailers as well.

$35 plus shipping for the entire lot. 😁

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Aug 31
2021/8/31 1:03:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

This package of calendars arrived today. All of them unmarked, and mostly in very fine condition, and many still with the mailers as well.

$35 plus shipping for the entire lot. 😁


That's a definite bargain!
Sep 2 (edited)
2021/9/2 10:28:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
My 2nd Impression Longman Pleasure in Reading Hobbit from 1970 (on the right in the pictures). The two copies on the left are 1st Impressions from 1968.

Looking at the Copyright page for both impressions, in the first impression the publisher is Longmans, Green and Co Ltd (London and Harlow) and in the second impression the publisher is Longman Group Limited (London), hence the change from Longmans to Longman on the Spine.

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