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Discussion in 'Books' started by Meldawen, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Meldawen

    Meldawen New Member

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    one version of the 12 volumes of The History of Middle Earth?

    I don't understand why it's so hard to find all volumes in the same format... some I'm finding in the mass-market paperbacks (which I don't want), then in the next higher quality paperback and a few I can only find in hardcover. Of course each is a different size, but I want something that looks like one set (and is one set)! :)

    Also, I've seen on Amazon and Borders Books how there are several out of print.

    This seems strange to me with the popularity of Tolkien!

    I would appreciate it if anyone has a source where I can get one complete set.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I think that many of the series were not made in the Mass Market paperback. I think you will have to go with the hard cover if you want a good looking set. I don't think I've seen a new release of an actual set.
     
  3. Meldawen

    Meldawen New Member

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    Thanks Turin. I'd like to see that happen some day. :)
     
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    Aenónar Elf of Arda Tauréndor

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    Well, I can send you a copy of what you want, but it'll be in swedish ;)
     
  5. waenlotien

    waenlotien Healer/ Magicuser

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    they were basically made obsolete by tolkien, having changed things around. hard to find for sure. good luck on getting the set.
     
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    kartaron Hunter / Gatherer

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    i think the best bet would be to watch ebay, or use a specialty book store to find one and pay them a finders fee
     
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    An excellent way to find out of print and used books is http://www.bookfinder.com/

    This searches all the major databases, including Powells, ABE, Amazon, Biblio.com. Since some of these, like ABE are collections of nearly all the antiquarian booksellers in the US, you are apt to have good luck finding what you want.

    However there has never been a unified edition of the Histories published that I know of. So you still won't get the 'looks the same on the shelf' effect.