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Anyone have a Harper Collins 50th Anniversary LOTR?

Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 22 2007, 8:33pm

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Anyone have a Harper Collins 50th Anniversary LOTR? Can't Post

I stumbled across an image of the dust-jacket, which is The Prof's original design that wasn't used, and I would like to get a good image of it. I haven't been able to find a hi-res image on the Internet.

If anyone has it, could I get a good scan of it?

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LOTRgoodies/


drogo
Lorien


Mar 22 2007, 9:34pm

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I have the Deluxe 50th [In reply to] Can't Post

This one:



But it doesn't show the 3 rings versus the One Ring design as clearly as the other hardcover 50th with the black background.

Edit: I also have the Quality PB Book version which has Tolkien's original sketch image on the yellow background, if that would work.


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(This post was edited by drogo on Mar 22 2007, 9:37pm)


SandWitch King
Rohan


Mar 22 2007, 11:03pm

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Alas, I have no scanner [In reply to] Can't Post

I do have the book. If nobody steps forward I will try a hi-res digital photo. Smile

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped.


dernwyn
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Mar 23 2007, 12:23am

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I've got [In reply to] Can't Post

the Anniversary Edition with a near-black color. I'll see if I can get a good scan for you this evening, and email it along!


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hatster
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 12:53am

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Not great but will one of these work? [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's one as a plain scan http://www.onceuponatari.com/hat/scan2.jpg

Here's one I photoslopped to try to make it a bit easier to read. http://www.onceuponatari.com/hat/scan2enhanced.jp


I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


SandWitch King
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 3:50am

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You know what? How cool are those? [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think I ever stopped to appreciate what a COOL design that is. Seeing it isolated like that is a real eye opener. Thanks!

No wonder all writers want to direct: one still has to put up with a load of nonsense, but even if wearing two hats (writer and director), there is one under which one is not called a thief and then raped.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 23 2007, 9:31am

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These are awesome!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Brilliant! My scanner isn't working *scowl* so I couldn't get it. These turned out great! Thanks, m'dear :)


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hatster
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 10:04am

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but the hi res photo would probably work better than my scan [In reply to] Can't Post

because the design is done in foil so it doesn't pop out when scanned the way it does to the human eye. I mean, the parts that are red here are really copper and the stuff that looks black (the rings and such) are really silver. Weird how things work when you scan them.

I have lost the dwarves and I have lost the wizard, and I don't know where I am; and I don't want to know, if only I can get away.


dernwyn
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Mar 23 2007, 12:40pm

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You did get good detail in those [In reply to] Can't Post

I found that the scanning light created quite a glare, which hindered being able to get a good resolution of the cover, and tweaking the settings didn't help very much!

I think you're right, a photo would be better, but then it depends on what AE is planning to do with this.


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Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 1:20pm

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Thank you, hatster! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm actually looking for this:



but what you sent is great, too! Thanks again!

Yahoo!Group with good stuff to download:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LOTRgoodies/


Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 1:35pm

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Actually, the yellow background one is what I originally had in mind. . . [In reply to] Can't Post

but these hard-cover images are great, too.

I would appreciate a hi-res scan (300 dpi min - 600 even better) of the white background and the QPBC cover, too.

Thanks a bunch!

Yahoo!Group with good stuff to download:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LOTRgoodies/


drogo
Lorien


Mar 23 2007, 3:48pm

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No problem [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll do a scan of it on Monday (I do it at work). Those are the only editions I've found that have Tolkien's designs for the covers


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Advising Elf
Rohan


Mar 23 2007, 3:49pm

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Much grass. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Yahoo!Group with good stuff to download:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LOTRgoodies/


drogo
Lorien


Mar 23 2007, 3:50pm

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Great scan [In reply to] Can't Post

I love that design, especially with the rings' gems all pointed straight at the One like they are cornering it!


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drogo
Lorien


Mar 26 2007, 3:36pm

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Here's the scan of the Quality PB book version [In reply to] Can't Post

The lettering was changed but the design is the same, and it even has the tracing marks Tolkien used in drawing it.

http://img.photobucket.com/...kien/FORT_design.jpg


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