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What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun
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By Gawain

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I think i remember looking this up whe I bought my copy and found that "Elephant Hide" is just a tough paper which doesn't scuff easily. Not made from real elephants.


By garm

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Aw, that's a shame. (kidding)

It's my favourite Folio edition, too. The topstain is a blood red, the head and tail bands are lovely; and the pattern on the front board is ingenious. They fit in the hand lovely, too.

But you Need a slipcase with them!
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Here's a nice item if you don't mind a little scuffing to the spine


http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-First-Edit ... ction&hash=item230a0cd481


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dunedain wrote:
Here's a nice item if you don't mind a little scuffing to the spine


http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobbit-First-Edit ... ction&hash=item230a0cd481


I think I would rather just send the rest to you David, and keep doing so each month until I take receipt of a rather special trio of books!


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Well the folio edition never turned up, full refund offered, so it's back to the original £100, all of which I will be sending to David as a deposit on one of my top three wants!
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This week I received the 1st/4th of RotK, so I didn't order the 'original' edition of Seinte Iuliene after all. Perhaps I will buy it too, but I'm still doubting. I found it for approx. £55 with original cover - not rebound like the one I mentioned and showed earlier in this thread - but it's a lot of money to me...
A photo of RotK is coming, but it's not that special to you guys, I think. (For me it is, as it is my first LotR 1st edition so I'm quite proud of it.)
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By Red

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I would be proud as well. I recently found later printings of first editions of the ROTK and TTT online, and am anxiously awaiting their arrival (they will be the only first editions in my collection).
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Here's a photo of the book (although not really necessary as I already have posted a photo by the previous owner)

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As already mentioned (and you see from the picture), I believe that this is the only first edition LOTR edition with the impression details on the dust jacket spine. An unusual copy.


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I have the 2nd and 3rd impressions of ROTK and both have the impression number on the spine as well. See below...

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