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English, A Literary Foundation Course [GA&U 1975, R.S. Fowler & A.J.B. Dick]
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Today I bought the book English, A Literary Foundation Course by R.S. Fowler and A.J.B. Dick. It was published by GA&U in 1975 and contains extracts of several books, among which an extract of Mount Doom (Lotr, Book VI, chapter III). Except for my copy, I can find just one copy of the hardback (like mine) and a handful of copies of the paperback version. Does anyone here own a copy of this book or has more information on this book? Did it originally have a dustjacket?

I have found out that one of the authors (RS Fowler) wrote an introduction for a 1974 'school edition' of The Hobbit.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 9:08

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 13:17:03
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Clearly a fake, almost certainly originating from Lymington, Hampshire in the UK.

If anyone actually buys this item and leaves feedback then they will get an email from me informing them about the item and its pedigree.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 3:50


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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This is an extract from one of my posts on this forum from Feb 2008 regarding the same topic:

"As such, this is not quite a limited edition of 100 copies (There were one or two previous 'Limited' Editions). Thorton's are actually the publishers (Wim Meeuws) and the booklet is currently 'in print' and available.

I believe there were two other limited edition print runs (One being 250 copies and the other 50). I am not sure which was the first print run (possibly the 250 print run).

The current print run of 100 copies is not numbered. The earlier 250 print run is numbered on the back cover. I don't have one from the print run of 50 copies (if this exists - I belive from a previous conversation with Wim, that some/most/all of these may have been lost when he moved)."

In addition there are also 12 copies bound in paper over boards which were printed in addition to the current 2007 Limited Print Run of 100.

I also think that there may have been another 26 copies (Marked A-Z) in addition to the original 250 print run (same softcover binding as the original 250) - not 100% sure about this.

As Khamul stated, it has a complicated printing history and there may well be another print run other than the ones I know about.

And indeed, there are copies from the un-numbered 2007 Print Run of 100 still available for sale even now (on ABE and ILAB).

Posted on: 2010/5/10 0:43


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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The printing numbers & history regarding Rayner's The Making of the Lord of the Rings produced by Wim is also quite complicated. I'm not sure if Wim can quite remember!


My copy of The Making of the Lord of the Rings booklet is unnumbered, a later printing than garms, but I seem to remember that it was limited in some way.

The information in the The Making of the Lord of the Rings booklet and the Remembrancer are very similar. The booklet is much easier to get hold of than the book as well and will fill in some of the information from the book.

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