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Signed Jane Austen novel sells for £325,000
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Okay, it's not Tolkien, but it's still interesting.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8596801.stm

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Posted on: 2010/3/31 8:38


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Anyone seen this yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/JRR-Tolkien-SIGNE ... tible?hash=item5886e690f0

Apparently, it is the most rare Tolkien collectible in the universe!

Posted on: 2010/3/31 5:25


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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I think we all know what Tolkien's response was , the one missed correction came from him after all (I am sure that he got crosser and crosser when looking through this copy of the book), but I still would like to know if he ever got an apology!

Penguin never got any more Tolkien books so clearly this caused huge problems for him and his publishers (GA&U).

Posted on: 2010/3/30 12:45


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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Well of course the good folk at Puffin were quite in the right (or so they thought!) After all; they corrected Tolkien's spelling after consulting the Oxford English Dictionary.

Now, can anyone tell us what was Tolkien's reply to that? (don't all rush at once).


Posted on: 2010/3/30 12:31


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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- Though, when it comes to paperback editions of The Hobbit, my number one choice has to be the Puffin Hobbit (1961) with the glorious wrap-around cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. A wonderful piece of work!


I also like the fact that I can read this paperback knowing that all the spelling mistakes (except one) have been corrected, after all what did a English Professor from Oxford University know This edition paperback is my reading copy of the book, but is in terrible condition compared with the copy shown.

Did Tolkien ever get an apology for this from Penguin Books? I agree with garm that the cover is excellent and it is a shame that it was never reused.Open in new window

Posted on: 2010/3/30 11:12



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