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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


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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,

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Thank you for that, Wayne - it clarifies the issue.

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Posted on: 2010/4/10 6:30


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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.

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I have two copies of Tolkien's "A Middle English Vocabulary". Both are dated 1922 (ie M DCCCC XXII) on the front cover and the title page. There are some differences, though -

Copy (A) says "Printed in England" at the foot of the title page; copy (B) does not.

In copy (A), the advertisements at the back are headed "Middle English"; in (B), they are headed "Early and Middle English", and dated "October 1921".

How do I tell which is the earlier? I find the comments in Hammond & Anderson a little confusing.

Thanks

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/4/10 2:18



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