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This is up for sale ... a snip at £525,000.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-sty ... 5.html?action=Popup&ino=2

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Posted on: 2010/1/28 9:24


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Having a bit more cash than I did when it came out, I am thinking about buying a super deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun ... but given HarperCollins' history of discounting, I'm reluctant to pay full price. What do you lot think - is it worth buying at full price now, or should I hang on?

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/1/28 9:20


Re: Facimile Red Book and more
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Beren is selling them on his website, 55 thousand Euros for the original book.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/rare-Facsimile_Editions.htm

Posted on: 2010/1/28 2:29


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Hári István sent me the following - the books and materials look very nice!


Let me introduce something that I think you are interested in. A couple of years ago I have read the LOTR for my children before they went to bed. I had a question then: how may look that book that Bilbo and Frodo wrote their stories in, the book that was copied and guarded but that was vanished and lost. It was called Red Book. Its story is spoken by Mr. Tolkien in the foreword of the LOTR. I imagined a thick, handwritten book, a really rough one. I decided to make my own version and started to work. This book has taken me three and half years to write. Details of the book: The Tales From Middle-Earth (its sub-title: Homage to Tolkien) contains the text of The Hobbit, the Fellowship of the Ring, the Two Towers and The Return of the King in two volumes. Their weight cca. 9,5 kg. They are leather bound, with corners and clasp made of copper. It includes all the paintings (the Hobbits accross-the-water, the Lord of the Eagles, Bilbo comes to the Reft-elves, the Conversation with Smaug) & drawings (the Trolls, the Mountain-path, The Misty Mountains looking West, The Elvenking's Gate, the Lake Town, The Front Gate, The Hall at Bag-End) by Tolkien - and remade by me. Included are also the Map of Wilderland (by Tolkien) and the Map of Middle-Earth (by Shelly Sapiro).

Special insets:
1. The letter from Gandalf to Frodo that came to his hand too late in
Bree, sealed with his ornamental 'G'-rune
2. Thor's map
3. The letter that was written to Bilbo by Thorin.

There are a couple facsimile versions of this work. One of them contains the Hobbit only. These book are (almost) the rarest, and, maybe, the most beautiful ones that were ever made, I think. Preciousses. No more words about that. I really hope you'll find it well enough to visit my little website (http://www.manuscript.fw.hu), and see the
images of my work.

Best regards
Hári István


Posted on: 2010/1/27 23:46
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Well, TS Smial will be fine with me,

- but I am thinking it might be possible (and possibly less hassle) to 'join' the ITF (International Tolkien Fellowship) independently. There are no real rules about what type of organisation can or cannot join, nor really what the rights and duties of affiliated organisations are. Basically, it was set up as a structure for Tolkien Societies across the world to inform each other about what is going on and discuss matters of joint concern.

It still is largely informal, consisting of an e-mail-group, a forum and meetings of officials or representatives at Oxonmoot (or sometimes at other larges gatherings attended by many TSs). Originally of course TSs (and societies like MythSoc or the Inklings Gesellschaft) were seen as the possible members, but a consensus has formed that some organisations that are not strictly societies, but have originated from serious (and basically voluntary) fandom can be accepted. Walking Tree Publishers is as yet the only such of more or less permanent standing.

It may take a bit of discussion whether TCG should be accepted as a ‘regular’ in the ITF, there hasn't yet been any affiliate that is basically an internet community, whithout any other formal structure behind it than ‘owner-administrator’. But once in, there are in fact less requirements and obligations than on a TS Smial.

Joining it would basically mean that Rowns would join the e-group and forum, and if needed he could appoint one or two others as officers of TCG - there are some respected members here who regularly attend Oxonmoot; or it could be a way of getting Beren to join ITF, which IMHO should have happened some time ago.

Posted on: 2010/1/27 22:57
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