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21 Jan
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 🤔

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.
22 Jan
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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22 Jan
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.
22 Jan
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!
23 Jan
2023/1/23 1:35:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
quirk indeed Predictable Matt

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

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First swedish editions of the lord of the ...
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31410355914
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$590.00
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Seller: priorys
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