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BBC 4extra Custodians of the Word
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"Martin Wainwright asks who guards literary reputations after a writer dies? With Andrew Motion. From July 2003."

Includes Humphrey Carpenter talking about his Tolkien biography (starts at 7:50 into the programme and finishes at about 10:20).

I think you can listen to this world wide on the BBC iPlayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0076g3d

Posted on: 7/22 13:01:29

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/22 22:51:10
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Posted on: 7/21 22:00:18


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That copy of the 1984 Deluxe Hobbit has been annoying me for the last couple of weeks in my eBay searches. I almost sent the guy a message suggesting he made his listing a bit more accurate, but couldn't be bothered in the end. I figured anyone would look at the copyright page picture before buying (even though it was only in "tinyvision" when I looked).

Posted on: 7/21 15:27:11


Re: The Wonders of...
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Not a 1976 Deluxe Hobbit.

eBay Item #331261790772

"This book is in near perfect condition, the only sign of wear is a slight fading of the authors name on the spine which can be seen in the photos.

The book comes without a box which has unfortunately been lost. There is no damage to any of the pages and the hard cover is free from dents/scratches.

This is a rare 1st edition collectors item, please see the link for an example of this edition on the jonkers rare book site: https://www.jonkers.co.uk/products/detail/productid/5185

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to see more photographs, happy bidding. Please note: There is a fixed reserve of £50 on this item.

Official description:

"Deluxe edition. First edition in this deluxe format. Black buckram with dragon embossed on upper cover in white, gold and red. Colour frontis, 7 colour plates and 6 black and white plates. Double page map"

I reserve the right to end this auction early/at any time.
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The copy of the page below gives it away, not from 1976, the link to Jonkers appears to be a 1976 Hobbit, not the 4th Impression 1986 Hobbit as in the case.

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Posted on: 7/21 7:33:22


Re: 11 Extremely Rare Books You’ll Wish You Could Afford
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From the article

"It’s easy to geek out to anything Tolkien. But an original Lord of the Rings 1963 U.K. deluxe set, nestled in Original Pauline Baynes Triptych Slipcase and signed by the master himself. Also in excellent condition for $21,375? There is only one other set of the ‘63 deluxe edition that was signed by Tolkien and it and recently sold for more than $50,000 at the last auction. It’s almost as rare as the ring itself. David Miller is the go-to guy for Lord of the Rings and runs the ultra-niche Tolkien Bookshelf in Newton, Kansas. He started out as a collector (who doesn’t?) and his upgraded for-sale collection has become every Tolkienite’s dream."


garm wrote:
well... that FR didn't come with the set; DM bought it at auction in Jan. last year. It came from a sale of Rayner Unwin's books.


I agree, the $50,000 set is probably from the sale of Pauline Baynes owned editions, but from memory all three were signed by the Professor, not just one as in this case, and I don't think they sold for this much, can anyone clarify?

Posted on: 7/21 6:44:25

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/21 7:00:29
Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/21 7:01:42
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