Harper Collins India The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Boxed Set
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Dec 31, 2021
2021/12/31 20:39:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

ShadowFx wrote:

Very nice layout Stu impressive! And good luck placing the other 150 😅. By the way, Happy new year! 🙂

Thanks - Happy New Year. Already 2022 here, and feels exactly like 2021

I have this horrible feeling it might be a good bit more than 150. I have three years of UK purchases still in the UK stranded by COVID, which I had forgotten about (was only thinking about all the stuff I have boxed here). Even when you are only an occasional buyer like myself, the odd book here and there rapidly adds up, and then at some point they start breeding...
Dec 31, 2021
2021/12/31 20:57:03 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

ShadowFx wrote:

Very nice layout Stu impressive! And good luck placing the other 150 😅. By the way, Happy new year! 🙂

Thanks - Happy New Year. Already 2022 here, and feels exactly like 2021

I have this horrible feeling it might be a good bit more than 150. I have three years of UK purchases still in the UK stranded by COVID, which I had forgotten about (was only thinking about all the stuff I have boxed here). Even when you are only an occasional buyer like myself, the odd book here and there rapidly adds up, and then at some point they start breeding...

Thanks - Haha yes, I totally understand your feelings. I have myself a good quantity of books which are still in France and I also have to convince my wife that there is still room for these books 😅
Jan 10
2022/1/10 20:27:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just got a 13th impression of the HarperCollins 2012 Collector's Edition and it now has exactly the same text and pagination of this paperback, excluding the first chapter of LotR. Ednpapers have maps in balck and red. On the illustrations' table is stated that Nicolette Caven's B/W reproduction are © 2020 The Tolkien Estate Limited.

Trotter wrote:

Just got the new paperback box-set of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings that was available on Amazon.co.uk for £10 including delivery. Thanks to remy for the tip.

Not sure if this was mentioned before, but the Hobbit is interesting in that it has 'different' illustrations to normal.

It contains the Black & White Hill from the 1937 first impression and three black and white versions of Tolkien's illustrations, Rivendell, Bilbo woke with the early sun in his eyes, Bilbo comes to the huts of the raft-elves and Conversation with Smaug.

These illustrations Nicolette Caven and I don't think they have been used before. The books seem to be selling well as my copy of The Hobbit is an 8th Impression.
Jan 19
2022/1/19 16:16:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
As usual, it's been 6 months since I posted here so here are my main acquisitions since last summer :

Hobbit 1972 (Fowler) - 1st print
Hobbit 1976 (deluxe) - 1st print
Lord of the Rings 1997 (black deluxe) - 1st print
Hobbit 1999 (black deluxe) - 1st print
Silmarillion 2002 (black deluxe) - 1st print
Lord of the Rings 2005 (50th) - 1st print
The Tolkien Treasury 2015

And various uncommon French editions

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Jan 19
2022/1/19 16:19:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Congrats Bergelmir! Always nice to find a Fowler 1st.
Jan 19
2022/1/19 16:37:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you, Mr. Underhill !
I was very lucky with this one, it was sold to me for 5 euros in addition to a lot of about twenty books that I bought for several acquaintances.
Jan 20
2022/1/20 0:17:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very nice Bergelmir! Those all look to be in excellent condition, too.

I had this set arrive last night in the mail. These are 1960s pinbacks written in Tengwar (english transcriptions, and not at all well done).

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Jan 20
2022/1/20 0:52:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
congratulations Bergelmir and Urulókë. Bergelmir those books are in beautiful shape.
Jan 20
2022/1/20 8:56:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you guys !

I love those pinbacks, Urulókë
Jan 21
2022/1/21 20:03:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Last month "Fishing"

▪︎ Super Deluxe S&G
▪︎ Boxset LotR canadian 1st print 1971
▪︎ The Ancrene riwle 1955
▪︎ Beowulf 1950...

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