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14 Nov, 2022
2022-11-14 3:11:28 AM UTC
Not pricey (a 2013 film tie in), but loving the DJ art, and form factor. Does anyone know if it is part of a set?

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14 Nov, 2022
2022-11-14 8:49:41 AM UTC
No it is a one-off, I believe that Weta produced this cover from Tolkien's original 1937 UK cover. I really like this cover, one of the few good things to come out of Jackson's Hobbit movies.
15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 12:52:56 PM UTC
Ligandil: that 'maldon' looks really nice. Congratulations.
15 Nov, 2022 (edited)
2022-11-15 9:00:48 PM UTC
I've been busy this last months and would like to share with you a massive update in my collecting.
I've had a very good opportunity to acquire some deluxe and Super deluxe editions I was missing in my collection, as well as some pretty rare stuff, some with huge bargains.

- The Return of the King, Houghton Mifflin 11th Impression 1965 in very good condition (both jacket and binding). I have now the 3 colour scheme of this edition

- The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wooton Major, Unwin Hyman, first paperback editions 1990, all three signed by Roger Garland

- I managed to complete my deluxe black quarter leather editions from the end of the '90/begining of '00 with the History of middle earth tome 1

- And found the first "monster" of this haul : a set of '63 Lord of the rings deluxe edition, unfortunately without the Pauline baynes's slipcase, but the 3 books are really in stuning condition, appearing unread with buckram and gold edges *almost* perfect. Will look for a custom slipcase to protect them. TTT has no defect as it is commonly found. They look really stunning on the shelf with the other *black* deluxe.

- second "monster" : a Deluxe Tolkien Collection set of 2008 with slipcases within slipcase for a really good price !

- A first US edition of the Children of Hurin from 2007 with bookplate signed by Alan Lee and Christopher Tolkien (this was sold by a fellow from theOnering who'attended the event and provided proof a purchase. Touching the signatures with the finger leaves no doubt about the authenticity of the sigs as the relief of the ink can be felt. Purchased also for a very good price !

- A deluxe edition of the Catlin Hobbit 2013

- The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Collector's edition boxset from 2013 (also purchased for a very good price)

- A 18th printing of the Second US edition of the Hobbit (1964)

- Beowulf and the Finnsburg Fragment, 8th impression 1972 in fine condition, which enriches my Beowulf collection

- A 3rd "monster(s)" : a very good matching set of first UK edition of the Lord of the Rings from 1957 (7th/5th/3rd), which I bought for...85€ !!! : this is the most insanely low price I have ever achieved to get for this kind of books. Possibly my greatest bargain ever.

- An exlib copy of Essays and Studies 1953 with a perfect jacket without any markings, bought for 20€ !!

- A copy of the 1st UK edition of the Silmarillion signed by Priscilla and John Tolkien at Oxonmoot '77

- A very rare 16th impression (first thus) of the '66 Hobbit paperback with 40 pages mounted upside down

- 4th and 5th monsters : a '87 Super deluxe edition of the Hobbit (#483) and Super deluxe one volume centenary edition of the Lord of the Rings '92 (early #40/250) both in like new condition !!

- The Art of the manuscript hardcover exhibition catalog, signed by the curators (asked directly to Mrs Dornfeld who's kindly arrange the signing for me )

- 2 lovely recent french editions of Les Etymologies (taken from Home V) and Du conte de fée (On Fairy stories)

- And last but not least, I met Alan Lee in Paris for a signing session : he's signed my FoTR from the '92 Houghton Mifflin 3 volumes boxset and the Hobbit from the '20 Boxset. AND he sketched a small drawing of Elrond in my FotR volume from this year Folio Society Boxset !! This is a small drawing but the event was sooo crowded and Alan so exhausted that this sketch is a treasure. This is my first drawing from Alan Lee and my ultimate goal now will be to try meeting him again to have my other 2 books remarqued as well :D

That's all and I hope you will enjoy my most massive acquisition update of all time

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15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 9:33:50 PM UTC
Totally awesome haul emilien…fantastic!!!
15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 9:42:14 PM UTC
Time to take out a new insurance policy
15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 10:09:16 PM UTC
Legendary haul Emilien! Congratulations again.
15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 10:22:30 PM UTC
That is quite a remarkable set of high quality acquisitions in a short period of time.

Congrats! Hard enough to find most of them - and to get them in a short period of time is quite an achievement.
15 Nov, 2022
2022-11-15 11:55:00 PM UTC
Impressive haul Emilien, congratulations!!
16 Nov, 2022
2022-11-16 3:47:14 PM UTC
Thank you very much guys !!
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