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Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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Well of course the good folk at Puffin were quite in the right (or so they thought!) After all; they corrected Tolkien's spelling after consulting the Oxford English Dictionary.

Now, can anyone tell us what was Tolkien's reply to that? (don't all rush at once).


Posted on: 2010/3/30 12:31


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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- Though, when it comes to paperback editions of The Hobbit, my number one choice has to be the Puffin Hobbit (1961) with the glorious wrap-around cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. A wonderful piece of work!


I also like the fact that I can read this paperback knowing that all the spelling mistakes (except one) have been corrected, after all what did a English Professor from Oxford University know This edition paperback is my reading copy of the book, but is in terrible condition compared with the copy shown.

Did Tolkien ever get an apology for this from Penguin Books? I agree with garm that the cover is excellent and it is a shame that it was never reused.Open in new window

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Re: Signed C. S. Lewis Book, Fake?
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The irony for me is the seller went to all of the work of making it look real with the supposed letter of provenance from Arthur C. Clarke and then you mess up on the one thing that matters most--the actual book.

Posted on: 2010/3/29 16:19


Re: Signed C. S. Lewis Book, Fake?
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The seller had only previously seen two signed C. S. Lewis books in last 15 years! --& now two come along at once, both in the same auction! *chuckle* Got to practise somewhere...

BH

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Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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- Though, when it comes to paperback editions of The Hobbit, my number one choice has to be the Puffin Hobbit (1961) with the glorious wrap-around cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. A wonderful piece of work!

Posted on: 2010/3/29 15:07



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