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Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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Glad you reopened this thread. I actually made two mistakes in bidding on the auction. 1. I was confused, no doubt, and thought it was one of the earlier copies. (was not).

Also entered US Dollars bid, but forgot the auction was in BPS. Not the first time that's happened!! Can get a little expensive when you drop the conversion.

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Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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I recall there are some references to Tolkien outside of the two chapters given to his publishing history, too.


Almost every chapter apart from the first, has references to Tolkien, most have a lot of references. I think that a reprinting of this book should happen, because it is such a fantastic book.

Posted on: 2010/5/11 11:35

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/11 12:05:25


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I recall there are some references to Tolkien outside of the two chapters given to his publishing history, too.

"Rayner sent most of the copies to friends, relations, and former Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman employees, leaving the remainder to Merlin for sale. "

Crikey! I feel privileged to have been able to secure a copy. (probaly at Oxonmoot). I had rather hoped I'd be able to ask Rayner to sign my copy at the next O/Moot, but sadly he passed away not long after. I was one of the TS group who attended his memorial service, at the Stationers Hall, in Ludgate Hill, London, in March 2001.

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Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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I don't know for sure whether mine is one of the 250 copies, but I'm inclined to think it is. I bought it from Thornton's during the Centenary Conference at Keble in August 1992. 'Copy 27' is hand-written on the back in black ink. On the front cover is printed

'The making of The Lord of the Rings by Rayner Unwin. Oxford - Willem A. Meeuws 1992'. There is a price of £4-50, hand-written in pencil, in the top right corner.

At the end of the text is printed 'Rayner Unwin - January 1988/May 1992'.

Posted on: 2010/5/11 11:21



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