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Jan 21
2023/1/21 23:20:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

northman wrote:

Predictable Matt wrote:

Thank you!

So the DJ illustration is indeed repeated inside the cover. I was going to suggest that this makes it more likely that the publisher re-bound the softcovers, but I'd say this (old auction) photo below goes against that, as the softcovers appear to be noticeably taller.

Might be time to get the rulers out đŸ¤”

Also the page with the illustration is 'soft paper'.

Well certainly seems like these were not re-binds.

Interesting northman that your copy does not appear to have that green inner cover as you can see in the image supplied by Predictable Matt.
Jan 22
2023/1/22 4:58:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Lance I think (though northman could confirm) that this might be a quirk of The Two Towers, with the other two volumes having the inner cover in green (FOTR is here shown in the middle and ROTK at the end):

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Jan 22
2023/1/22 10:44:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Predictable Matt wrote:

Lance I think (though northman could confirm) that this might be a quirk of The Two Towers, with the other two volumes having the inner cover in green (FOTR is here shown in the middle and ROTK at the end):

Yes, I now also see that in other listings. So, perhaps we are back to 2 issued 1959-61 sets: hardbacks w/jackets and large softcovers. Thanks to both of you for poking around at this.
Jan 22
2023/1/22 17:12:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

LanceFormation wrote:

Predictable Matt wrote:

Lance I think (though northman could confirm) that this might be a quirk of The Two Towers, with the other two volumes having the inner cover in green (FOTR is here shown in the middle and ROTK at the end):

Yes, I now also see that in other listings. So, perhaps we are back to 2 issued 1959-61 sets: hardbacks w/jackets and large softcovers. Thanks to both of you for poking around at this.

You're most welcome!
Jan 23
2023/1/23 1:35:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
quirk indeed Predictable Matt

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Jan 24
2023/1/24 22:11:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
A new set popped up for sale just now.

Abebooks.com (affiliate)
First swedish editions of the lord of the ...
Tolkien
31410355914
(Hardcover)
$590.00
Availability: InStock
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