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Re: Tolkien & Baynes
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There were three Pauline Baynes posters:

Map of Middle-earth
There and Back Again
Bilbo's Last Song

There are jigsaws of the second two (and maybe the first one as well?)

I have a promo poster from 1981 that shows the Pauline Baynes slipcase artwork - will send you a picture if you like.

There is correspondence between A&U and PB at Reading, but this only goes up to 1968. Wayne and Christina are working on a book about Pauline Baynes, but as far as I know there is no publication date yet.

Posted on: 2006/6/5 14:11


Re: Lord of the Rings Boxed Sets
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The research involved going through over 5000 letters in the archive - not all Tolkien related, but still lots of reading and note-taking! I have covered the period 1957-64, but still need to cover 1952-56 to get the complete story - another 4000 letters. In the meantime I am about to start work on an article on the1964 Deluxe Edition. I have all the info for this, so it should be a faitly simple process. There was some correspondence between Rayner Unwin and Pauline Baynes regarding the artwork for the slipcase, which is interesting once you decipher PBs handwriting!

I haven't seen a great deal of correspondence regarding The Silmarillion, but that isn't surprising, as most of the time I have been dealing with letters to and from printers. The few mentions I have seen so far just say that Tolkien was working on it and maybe it would be ready "next year". There is some correspondence with Clyde Kilby, Dick Plotz, Ed Meskys, etc from 1966-68 that may well cover The Silmarillion. I remember from somewhere in the History of Middle-earth series that Tolkien had a grand plan for the Silmarillion that, if he had completed it, would have amounted to more than one volume, so I wouldn't be surprised if he had shown this to Clyde Kilby.

Will let you know if I find any more detailed info.

Posted on: 2006/6/5 13:33


Tolkien & Baynes
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We all know the illustrations Baynes did for Tolkien (and Lewis) books. She also drew the map of Middle Earth. If i remember well they did a limited printing of this map (100 pieces) of which 3 were signed by both Baynes and Tolkien. Does anyone have any info on this.

Do there exist any other limited Baynes (Tolkien) related items? I got the Middle Earth map towel... but also there have not a lot of info.

I'm trying to get a Baynes - Tolkien article ready but i'm missing good informations. Should i go and dive into any specific archive or write someone specific to get the info?

Posted on: 2006/6/5 12:09


Re: Lord of the Rings Boxed Sets
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That truly is an awesome piece of bibliographical research, Deagol! I haven't seen an early boxed set recently, and don't have one on hand at the moment, but will pass on details of all future sets I see.

Parmastahir - I am working on a US paperback article for the site which should help you out. I have had fun in the past year or so looking for new/sealed boxed sets going back as far as the gold sigil set - haven't run across any BREM sets still in original shrinkwrap, but you never know! I doubt I'll find a green box still wrapped, though.

Deagol - I'd be interested to know if you have ever run across any early GA&U correspondence (while Tolkien was still alive) about The Silmarillion being planned in multiple volumes, as Clyde Kilby and others state in various correspondence from the late '60s.

Jeremy

Posted on: 2006/6/5 10:34

Edited by Rowns on 2006/6/5 11:11:50


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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We will keep an eye on every possible calendar you might not have yet! But i guess you are doing the same. Great job on your site (am sort of jeaulous). All best!

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