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Re: Sharing pictures
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Wondering if anyone can please help me clarify information about this edition from Hammond's Bibliography. It says A&U offered Thomas Nelson & Sons the rights to Farmer Giles (after Houghton Mifflin let it go out of print) in 1961. "Beginning in March 1962, Nelson's sold at least 3,000 copies of FGH, of which 2,000 were imported from Allen & Unwin with cancel titles, and at least 1,000 appear to have been sheets of the first impression (dated 1950) imported by Houghton Mifflin..." (Hammond/Anderson, p78).

Does that mean that the 1,000 copies will have the same title verso as the 1950 1st edition? Does it mean there are two different states of this 1961 Nelson edition? The 1950 HM 1st edition title verso states, "First published in the USA in 1950" and the Nelson 1961 states, "First published in USA in 1961". I've seen a handful of the Nelson copies but I've never seen one with a copyright page other than the 1961 (pictured below). Also, none of the copies I've seen have had cancel titles.

Also, I've never seen a 2nd or 3rd printing of the 1950 HM 1st edition. Do they exist? I'm guessing they don't. The 1961 Nelson edition comes with a 4th impression jacket (with US price). I suppose that's counting from the A&U printings?

And lastly, does "Beginning in March 1962, Nelson's sold..." mean that this edition was first published in 1962 even though the copyright page states 1961? I assume it does... but for this and for everything else, I'd love some clarity.

Sorry if this is a bit hairy... not expecting too much but I really don't know where else to look for answers to these sorts of questions. If anyone can point me to another source, that might be even more helpful. Thank you!!

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Posted on: 7/8 0:23:06


Children's & Illustrated Books Auction 20th July 2017
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Two items from Dominic Winters Auction

Lot 906 - Estimate £300-£500

The Fellowship of the Ring, being the first part of the Lord of the Rings, 1st edition, George Allen & Unwin, 1954,
folding map at rear printed in red and black, minor browning to endpapers, original red cloth, covers with some damp discolouration to front edges (front cover with approximately half the surface area affected), in slightly soiled and frayed dust wrapper (price unclipped), spine darkened and with very minor loss to extremities, 8vo


https://www.dominicwinter.co.uk/sale/- ... rated-books-jul17/lot-906

Lot 907 - Estimate £700-£1000

Autograph letter signed, 'J.R.R. Tolkien', 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford, 4 July 1939,
to Miss Segar, concerning her and other colleagues' hours for forthcoming exams to be overseen, 'Can you arrange to be free (according to the time-table I sent) on all the days except Friday 21st and Monday 24th?... If you will tell me Miss R[idgeway]'s address I will fetch her at the required times', thanking her for her kindness and 'we'll say no more about recompense. Just a card to signify that this is all fixed up would be a further kindness', a little spotting and a few light creases at head and foot, 2 pp., 8vo


https://www.dominicwinter.co.uk/sale/- ... rated-books-jul17/lot-907

I have not seen the letter referenced before.

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Stu wrote:
I'm not even planning on getting the second edition of the Chronology and Guide, as I still find the first edition is more than detailed and accurate enough for my level of commitment to the subject matter. I see value in it for the more scholarly, of course.


I have pre-ordered the Chronology and Guide for a decent price, as I write notes all over my reference titles it is perfect timing that the reissue is out this year.

I don't really see that most people will need an updated version though. As you point out, and rightly so, it is the scholars who will buy it and people like me who although study for private enjoyment will find more data useful.

I have found that trying to be a collector and studying from the same books quite difficult, so while my bug of collecting all manner of editions was in its infancy I stopped and am sticking to books I do not mind making references all over.

Posted on: 7/3 5:59:43


Re: Hobbit/LotR Film Tie-In Editions
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Khamûl wrote:
Yip, me too. Bought quite a few Pb boxsets just to look at them, in the past; but sold most of them on. Don't really collect stand-alone Pbs except the odd new edition of The Silmarillion. Not really buying new hardbacks either aside from new material.

BH

EDIT: Actually, was just looking at what I have bought. Aside from B&L, obviously (new release), the only other Tolkien title I've bought this entire year (which kind of surprises me) is, surprise surprise, a copy of The Silmarillion. Looking further back, aside from new releases (of which there have actually been quite a lot) & copies of The Silmarillion, I haven't bought anything else since September 2015 (a deluxe copy of HoME vol. II). Surprising...




Likewise. I have purchased the new releases (although not "A Secret Vice"), a Longman's Hobbit and an Unwin Hobbit. That's about it. There is nothing on the horizon I have plans to purchase, other than older stuff as and when if it turns up at a good price (and the Bodleian book) . There doesn't seem to be much of interest for sale at the moment.

I'm not even planning on getting the second edition of the Chronology and Guide, as I still find the first edition is more than detailed and accurate enough for my level of commitment to the subject matter. I see value in it for the more scholarly, of course.

Edit: If the pocket LOTR uses some variant of the original 1st Edition DJs, I'd probably pick it up.

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