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    I got lucky and managed to buy a first printing of the deluxe HarperCollins hardcover of Unfinished Tales for less than cover price. It’s got a few minor condition problems, but it’s a keeper.

    This is part of the slipcased, unsigned, relatively inexpensive editions of Tolkien’s works. I’m not really that obsessed with getting first printings of the whole series, but if I see one for cheap, I’ll try to get it to replace a later printing.
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    I found the hobbit 40th printing for $20

    Worth buying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharki69 View Post
    I found the hobbit 40th printing for $20

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    Sure

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    I recently found a first printing of The Children of Húrin Deluxe edition for a reasonable price, in excellent condition. So I’m now one volume closer to having firsts of all three Great Tales deluxe editions. Just Beren to go.

    I also found a second printing of the LOTR 50th Anniversary deluxe edition, and an earlier printing of The Hobbit deluxe.

    By the way, does anyone know how to determine the printing of the hobbit deluxe edition? It doesn’t appear to have a print number or number line on the copyright page. Is there some other way to tell?

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    I think I read somewhere once that the true first was more blue, and after that the book was more green?
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    And isn't there something about being able to see the runes when you hold the map up to light?
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    1/1 of Beren Deluxe found! So that's all three Great Tales in deluxe first printings on my shelf.

    (Not the super-nice editions signed by Alan Lee, I should add. These are the cheaper unsigned slipcased editions)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post
    1/1 of Beren Deluxe found! So that's all three Great Tales in deluxe first printings on my shelf.

    (Not the super-nice editions signed by Alan Lee, I should add. These are the cheaper unsigned slipcased editions)

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    Congrats! I'm still looking for a Harper Collins 1st deluxe of Children of Hurin- in case anyone sees one out there somewhere.. That one is tough to find mint: nobody wants to open the shrinkwrap to verify the printing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post
    1/1 of Beren Deluxe found! So that's all three Great Tales in deluxe first printings on my shelf.

    (Not the super-nice editions signed by Alan Lee, I should add. These are the cheaper unsigned slipcased editions)

    HBJ
    Congrats! I'm still looking for a Harper Collins 1st deluxe of Children of Hurin- in case anyone sees one out there somewhere.. That one is tough to find mint: nobody wants to open the shrinkwrap to verify the printing.
    Thanks! Beren was a little pricey but I got some of the others in the series cheap, so it evens out in the end.

    I settled for a Children of Hurin that was not mint by any means, but is still in very nice condition. I had to ask the seller to check the printing, though; it wasn't stated in the listing.

    (And yes, there are a few Houghton Mifflin CoHs floating around, listed as HarperCollins editions. You need to be careful. I'm also only collecting the HC editions)

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    I may be behind on stuff, just found out about this one:

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight With Pearl and Sir Orfeo
    Deluxe Slipcased edition


    (Just an example - not a plug. I bought mine from Book Deposit)
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    Yes, another nice addition to the series. Mine came two weeks ago, I think.

    There's an Illustrated Unfinished Tales being published later this year, which sounds amazing. No pics yet, but there is a standard and a deluxe edition, and the latter may be in this series.

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    Hmm. Knew I was behind.

    Thanks for the heads up on Unfinished Tales. Wouldn't have known about that either probably.
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    Did you hear about the butcher who backed into a fan?
    He got a little behind in his work.
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

    And the people bowed and prayed, to the cell phone god they made...

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