The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings: Part Three: 03
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Nov 19
2021/11/19 19:53:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The UK 2nd Impression Hobbit is probably my favourite GA&U edition. I love the colour illustrations, whilst the US firsts are nice I don't like the weird 'butchering' of the colour illustrations that took place.

I also like the dust-wrapper 'blurb' in the 2nd Impression, which was only ever used for this one printing.

If you have one of these without a dust-jacket then make sure that you get a 2nd Impression facsimile and not a 1st Impression facsimile.
Nov 19
2021/11/19 22:47:42 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Congratulations Mr Hobbit LanceFormation !!
Nov 23
2021/11/23 1:38:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
And they arrived in one piece (despite just being sent in a bubble-wrap bag....)

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Nov 23
2021/11/23 3:07:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

And they arrived in one piece (despite just being sent in a bubble-wrap bag....)

Fortunately! they seem to be in very good condition despite the "poor" packaging 😅
Nov 23
2021/11/23 4:38:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

ShadowFx wrote:

Stu wrote:

And they arrived in one piece (despite just being sent in a bubble-wrap bag....)

Fortunately! they seem to be in very good condition despite the "poor" packaging 😅

Yeah, minor bump to the DJ of Bombadil in the indentation next to the spine, but otherwise no problems. My heart sank when I saw the bubble mailer, but I got lucky and they are really nice for 30 year old books. Very clearly unread.
Nov 23
2021/11/23 10:56:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Awesome. I can imagine your reaction to the sight of the postman and his envelope 🥶... I wonder if some sellers know that they send books instead of slices of ham 🤔
Nov 24
2021/11/24 16:22:49 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

And they arrived in one piece (despite just being sent in a bubble-wrap bag....)

Stu do they have the adhesive label pasted to the copyright page? Mine do, which is, I think most common to these editions.
Nov 26
2021/11/26 18:56:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A busy autumn.

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Nov 26
2021/11/26 19:22:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very nice northman !! Congrats !
Nov 26
2021/11/26 19:30:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Loving the look of that Leaf by Niggle. Can you give us some details on it please, Northman.
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