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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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I think they must have misread "the terrible feathered orcs (see cut)".

Tolkien clearly had no intention that Orcs had feathers. In Letters #210 from 1958, about Z(immermans) film treatment of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien wrote

"19. Why does Z put beaks and feathers on Orcs!?"

I wonder if Z got the idea of feathered Orcs from the Newsweek review and the illustration?

Posted on: 2/26 0:59:15

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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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This was the thread about price stickers.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ype=&topic_id=649&forum=9

I wonder if my copy of TB had two stickers, a blue one and white one, and the white sticker was peeled off by the original purchaser, that would explain why it is looks not to be priced.

Posted on: 2/26 0:34:28


Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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Trotter - There is a full review of The Fellowship of the Ring in this edition (1954) of Newsweek. It actually calls out "the terrible feathered orcs (see cut)" [referring to the cartoon reproduced in this thread]. So someone misread something, or the first impression of FOTR refers to "feathered orcs" and this is the first I am hearing of it. I don't have a first impression copy, sad to say.

There is a tiny second cartoon with the review as well, that is unattributed (same style as the main cartoon, so presumably still M. Simont).

No indication of who wrote the review, or further details on the cartoonist. The book section editor is Kermit Lansner.

Posted on: 2/25 17:16:49
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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I've only ever seen examples of GA&U re-pricing 2nd & 4th impressions.

I don't have a re-priced 4th impression, but I understand some copies of (for example) The Silmarillion released in The Tolkien Library (1978) boxset were re-priced copies. The remaining copies I have seen have all been re-priced 2nd impressions; these were still in stock in the early 1990's when HC sold copies of the GA&U 2nd impression in HC John Howe jackets.

First increase was to £5.95. GA&U used various price stickers; some white; some cream; some with just "A&U"; some with (as you post) the full "GA&U". During the 1980's they made several price changes & I assume simply re-priced the 2nd impressions they had in stock. I have examples of £5.95 and £8.95; and later Unwin Hyman £11.95 and £13.99 price stickers.

I have a copy with the big blue sticker that you post. I believe I remember Trotter also posting an example of this sticker in use on a copy of TB. Not entirely clear of its precise use (he asked this question too) other than to cover the original price. Your copy has a price sticker, but its not clear if this is a publisher sticker or not. Could simple be a bookshop re-price under direction from the publisher.

You also have commonwealth copies (usually Clowes "export" copies) kicking around variously re-priced in $CAN and $AU. Interesting stuff...

BH

Posted on: 2/25 15:43:41
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Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I'm sure someone here has taken notice of 1st Edition Silmarillion price stickers before (Khamûl, I"m looking at you), but I haven't really thought about it before. I've seen only two, both £5.95. In my picture, the one on the left is a 2nd impression and the one on the right is a 4th impression. However, my 5th impression has no sticker, just the printed price of £4.95. It could have been peeled off at some point but I see no evidence of that. I also have another 2nd impression with no sticker. Anyone seen anything different?

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Posted on: 2/24 22:25:15

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