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Re: For sale: The Hobbit, 1997 Hatchards limited edition
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing that I'm trying to sell at the same time.

Posted on: 2011/10/8 5:37


Re: Tolkien Monogram
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Looking at my books, I think Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (1979) is the first example of the monogram being used on a book.
Letters is continuing the theme.

Posted on: 2011/10/8 0:23


Re: Tolkien US Editions
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Good detective work, Jeremy. I do like the fact that this site is frequented by people that are quite happy to put the effort into solving life's (un)important little questions :)

I suspect that the UT/BoLT1/BoLT2/Atlas/Guide to Middle-Earth probably only exist with the defective rune as these haven't been reprinted as yet (and the Guide won't be reprinted). If they do reprint (and they probably will, I suspect), hopefully it will be with the correction.

The nice thing about these books is that they are pretty cheap. Other than the Atlas which I had to pay a little more for, I only paid an average of about $50 a book, and I got them in two batches, so the postage was not as bad as buying individual books (which probably wouldn't be worth it outside of the US).

Posted on: 2011/10/7 23:01


Re: Tolkien US Editions
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I have just combed eBay, and found images of both states for most of the books, so clearly they fixed it at some point. I emailed my contact at Easton Press to find out more information on when the change was made.

Oh, and just to close out the other "error" - I was imagining things with the fourth line - with better images, it is clear that the rune matches Tolkien's map drawing. Red herring!

Posted on: 2011/10/7 22:16
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Re: Tolkien US Editions
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I just had a look at all my books (ut, sil, bolt1, bolt2, hob, fr, tt, rotk and atlas) and they all have the incorrect fourth rune on the second line. It will be interesting if they fix this if/when they reprint the ones that aren't in the "set of 5". I hope so as it will define a first and second state of those books, which adds a bit of interest, if nothing else.

Posted on: 2011/10/7 16:47



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