|Re: Blank / Dummy Silmarillions|
Subject: Re: Blank / Dummy Silmarillions
by Deagol on 2008/1/5 15:11:44
Thanks for the citation!
Alas I didn't follow it up to find out who the printer was. My suspicion is that the jacket had been added, but it is impossible to be sure.
I have a copy of Variant 1 with an associated letter dated 22 August 1977, just over 3 weeks before publication. The Billing copies would have been in production by then, so I think it is almost certain that Clowes would have produced all the dummy copies.