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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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That's a nice book, but I think you may find it a bit restricting to collect only boxed editions of Tolkien's works from now on. But we'll see.

(as a matter of fact, there's nothing stopping you having boxes or slipcases made for your books - apart from the price, of course. I had my Methuen Silm. on the shelf, just as it comes from the printers, for years. Then last year I decided it needed a bit of protection from dust and general shelf-wear, so I had a bookbinder knock up a nice slipcase in paper-covered boards with a ribbon pull, which moves the book out of the case like silk. It cost me £20.00, which I thought reasonable.

As for the Harper Collins logo - forgive my bluntness, but what else can you expect? All the HC books have that logo. My older copies of LotR etc have the Unwin Hyman logo, and the ones before that have the Allen & Unwin logo (which is, simply, their name; but a logo nonetheless.) Branding is exactly what it is; it's been going on forever; and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Now what is odd is that on the limited ed. Folio set, the name of the author is missing from the spines; all you see is the book title (TH, LotR, Silm), and the word 'FOLIO' in large capitals. Mind you, the designer makes up for it on the books' front covers.

India paper is lovely; though I've never been happy about reading my copies. The paper seems too thin, though actually I've read (in Sutcliffe's history of the Oxford University Press) that one ought to be able to support the whole weight of a book by one leaf. Not that I'd try it myself!

Tolkien called the 1969 India Paper LotR 'the Bible edition.

Posted on: 2010/9/1 14:17


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Here is a quiz, which book are you getting if you were to buy one of the three copies available. I'm struggling from the description to have any idea at all!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/History-Middle- ... 295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3

From looking at the ISBN listed it is possible to find which book it is, but that is cheating for this quiz.

If you want to cheat, it is probably this book

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Complete-Histor ... -/290465401265?pt=Fiction

Posted on: 2010/9/1 11:19


Lucius Books - Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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The "Recent Acquisitions" from Lucius Books has this to offer:

Tolkien, J. R. R. (Illustrated by Pauline Baynes): THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL London: George Allen and Unwin. 1962 [7511]
First edition, first printing. Original illustrated paper covered boards in dustwrapper. A VERY GOOD copy showing some light rubbing and bumping to the extremities of covers. The contents are in FINE condition. Complete with the original rubbed and nicked price-clipped dustwrapper. £110

http://www.luciusbooks.com

Posted on: 2010/8/31 20:11
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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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http://t-s-publicity.livejournal.com/5815.html

The day time events for this Oxonmoot include some stalwarts (the Quiz, slideshow, Merry & Pippin's Dance Workshop, beer, the ITF meeting) but also talks that in places are in 3 streams. Speakers include Dimitra Fimi, Charles Bressler, and Angie Gardner. Plus we have the film "Born of Hope" being shown with a Q&A session after. Note bookings close 3rd Sept! And gremlins mean that online bookings are down so email or post your form (PDF available on website)


I notice that the fan film "Born of Hope" is now going to be screened at Oxonmoot, but I found this on their website. I wonder what happened.

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Posted on: 2010/8/31 10:07



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