BEREN AND LUTHIEN
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Aug 12
2022/8/12 11:43:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very pleased to get this copy from 1970, though it is now confined to being in darkness.

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Aug 12
2022/8/12 11:53:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Really nice. Spine unfaded. Hard to find copies with good spines. Congrats.
Aug 21
2022/8/21 0:58:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Delightful exhibit, excellent book, 10/10 would recommend.

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Aug 23 (edited)
2022/8/23 2:46:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Most of my August acquisitions were run-of-the-mill newer editions of this and that, but four of them were of "more ancient and rare" provenance--the 2008 Ukrainian Astrolabia Hobbit and Silmarillion, the 2004 Croatian Algoritam Hobbit and Silmarillion, a 1992 Severo-Zapad Russian LOTR and Hobbit set in blue double sleeves (purchased from a Ukrainian seller), and a 2003 Bompiani Italian one-volume LOTR that is going for as much as 1000 € (although on my side of the pond I'm not entirely clear why and I paid far less, although it still wasn't on the discount rack).

I might also note that the recent YouTube video from our esteemed trio of experts on "printings/impressions" versus "editions" was rather interesting. In the modern era, one feature of "repackaging" is also the issuing of new ISBNs when the packaging changes, but not when the presses simply make another run.

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Aug 27
2022/8/27 15:38:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The collection has grown quite significantly since my last post. Sadly, will have to stop soon as I have moved in with my partner and despite my best negotiations, this was as much shelf space as I could haggle. A few highlights:

- battered and signed limited edition Wenzel comic with auto (this edition was made me fall in love with Tolkien as a child. Still remember checking in out so many times from the school library. So perhaps why I've put it in the top of my highlights list!)
- a set of first editions lotr picked up at auction for only £65
- Set of history of the hobbit
- lots of nice post 1966 hobbits and a 1961 in the mix. Doubt my budget will enable any pre 1966 hobbits but finding it easy to collection the third edition, so will try and complete the set.
- having lots of fun trying to collect HoME too. An interesting set given the limited print runs for later editions.

Reckon I've now moved from quantity to quality in my limited time collecting Tolkien.

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Aug 27
2022/8/27 15:45:21 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Very impressed
Aug 27
2022/8/27 15:46:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you Trotter! Still need to get back to you about the visit. Once the move's been finalised would still love to drive down with the partner and enviously look at your old hobbits!
Aug 27
2022/8/27 15:49:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Excellent shelf arrangement.
Aug 27
2022/8/27 17:03:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Really pleasing to the eye. Love seeing others collections, and their method of arrangement.

I'm hitting capacity with my bookcase: shelf height vs keeping sets together vs chronology, the eternal struggle. Don't we love unpacking a missing piece only to find it's just taller than the shelf vacancy.
Will update a pic once the sun's up.

Rob
Aug 27
2022/8/27 17:44:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

100CupsCoffee wrote:

The collection has grown quite significantly since my last post. Sadly, will have to stop soon as I have moved in with my partner and despite my best negotiations, this was as much shelf space as I could haggle.

If our British Governmetn can haggle after the deals have been made, you can certainly be forgiven for moving the goalposts a little

Lovely collection.
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