|Re: My bookshelves|
Subject: Re: My bookshelves
by garm on 2010/8/22 5:38:40
Well, when I said I had more copies, I meant overall; I don't have ten A&U ists.
But all hyperbole aside, I can see around 15 copies of Silm of all varieties, and I know I've got one extra US 1st and another two or three UK 1sts, in boxes somewhere. Let's see:
Nasmith de luxe signed CT and Ted.
Two more Nasmiths, both signed as they were published.
HC de luxe (half leather)
Folio (half leather)
Guild book club ed. (red)
Small book club ed.
US 1st (with CT's booklet on the making of the book)
Harper Collins ed (John Howe cover, red border)
ditto (gold border)
Methuen full leather, with bookplate signed by CT.
My half dozen or so Allen and Unwin 1sts include variants of printer (Jarrold, Clowes, and Unwin Bros) and also of cover material, and the colour of the top edge stain.
I don't think of any of my books as a waste of space, and I'm not a dealer. Why have so many? I can't even claim Wayn'e (perfectly legit.) excuse - I'm not a bibliographer. But an interest in Tolkien bibliography is one of the mainstays of my interest in Tolkien in general, so these things (ie books) just sort of sneaked up on me.