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Tolkien collection in UK for sale
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I've been contacted by someone in the UK who would like to sell their collection (spanning ~1977-1990) - please get in touch with me if you are interested and I will put the two of you together to discuss. Pictures attached below. Descriptions of condition are not mine (having never seen these in person, of course). Collection located in Strood, Kent. Shippable if you are willing to cover costs.

The Book of Lost Tales I
8th impression 1990
Perfect condition.

The Book of Lost TalesII
4th impression 1988
Perfect condition.

The Lays of Beleriand
3rd impression 1986
Perfect condition.

The Shaping of Middle-earth
4th impression 1988
Perfect condition.

The Lost Road and Other Writings
Reprinted 1988
Crease on dust cover.

The Return of the Shadow
1st edition 1988
Perfect condition.

The Treason of Isengard
1st edition 1989
First front page is torn and second blank page missing, but the rest good condition.

The War of the Rings
1st edition 1990.
perfect condition.

The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays
First edition 1983
Perfect condition.

The Silmarillion
First edition 1977
Perfect condition.

Unfinished Tales
reprinted 1987
Perfect condition.

The Lord of the Rings (1 volume edition with the index and appendices)
don't know what edition
Perfect condition.

The Two Towers
13th impression 1985
Perfect condition.

The Return of King
16th impression 1988
Perfect condition.

The Fellowship of the Ring
20th impression 1990
Perfect condition.

The Hobbit
7th impression 1990
Two front pages ripped but still in book complete with map, but good condition.

Smith of Wootton Major
1990
Perfect condition.

Farmer Giles of Ham
1990
Perfect condition.

The Hobbit (deluxe edition)
Reprinted 1990
All in black case with lovely emblem.

The Lord of the Rings (deluxe edition)
11th impression 1990
Also as above black case with emblem.

The Lord of the Rings (audio cassette collection)
1987
Complete with all 13 cassettes in black hard case, complete with map and casting crew. Perfect condition.

All calenders are in good condition start from 1987 to 1991, 1988 and 1989 come with sleeves. Two copies of 1989.

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Posted on: 2010/4/10 22:33
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garm wrote:
Never seen so many 'first editions' which aren't actually firsts -

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/theaeniad/m.ht ... 2&_odkw=&_osacat=0&bkBtn=

Mind you, the Gandalf figure looks tasty


garm, you missed the First Edition of "The Hobbit"

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Hobbit-1st- ... ks_UK?hash=item2a061aa692

I love the quote on the Gandalf figure that he no longer has the shipping box, would have been more useful to state the weight of the item.

For serious collectors, probably the rarest Lord of the Rings Sideshow Weta collectables and the only one ever produced in solid Bronze


John Howe is producing, through Weta a limited edition of "Smaug" in bronze this year, at least £2000 cheaper though than the Gandalf bronze above.

http://www.wetanz.com/smaug-the-golden/

Please check my other auctions for other rare Tolkien books. Which include the signed limited edition of this book


No they don't.

Posted on: 2010/4/10 16:07


Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Don't keep me in suspenders! Did you hold the drawering? If so, (drum roll please) the winners are . . . ?

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parm

Posted on: 2010/4/10 9:26
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Re: Middle English Vocabulary
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Thank you for that, Wayne - it clarifies the issue.

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Posted on: 2010/4/10 6:30


Re: Middle English Vocabulary
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The bibliography of A Middle English Vocabulary is necessarily complicated because Oxford University Press bound copies of the sheets as needed. This led to sheets of the first printing being bound with different advertisements and different wrappers, when they were bound as a separate publication (some were bound up with Kenneth Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose). Also, no copies are marked as "first printing" or the like, so one has to identify them according to the number of ornaments on the upper cover and dates and other features of added advertisements and the wrappers, and to note the features of the deposit copies in the British Library and Bodleian Library, which are presumably from the first publication.

In the Bibliography I describe the first printing and three binding variants of which I was aware. I then describe two copies I presume to be later than those three, by virtue of the rubber-stamped line "PRINTED IN ENGLAND" (all caps); and a later printing, clearly so as "Printed in England" (upper and lower case) is set in type. Because your copy A has a line of this sort on the title-page, it's presumably a later issue or printing. The heading of the advertisements in copy A would suggest this too, as all copies of the first printing (as I identify it) have "EARLY AND MIDDLE ENGLISH" (all caps). (I don't recall having seen any with just "Middle English".) Your copy B has some of the points I associate with the first printing, binding variant 1.

Wayne

Posted on: 2010/4/10 6:12



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