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Handwritten GA&U on UK Dustjacket
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Does anyone know when this was changed to be a typed George Allen & Unwin?

I know that it is between the 6th (1954) and 8th (1956) Impression of the second edition.

I think it is the 6th Impression, but would welcome confirmation.

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Posted on: 2011/7/17 0:15


Re: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer on eBay
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Some quotes on Tolkien from "The British Book Trade: An Oral History" page 195-197 (these are the only mentions in the whole book)

Carol Unwin (wife of Rayner Unwin)

Did you like him (Tolkien)?

Yes, I liked him very much. It was extremely comfortable being in his company. He was very friendly, and incredibly appreciative ....

....Sir Stanley used to make sure that Rayner dealt with Tolkien, because Rayner had an awful lot of patience, which his father hadn't. I can still hear Sir Stanley shaking his head and saying, 'Are we never going to get this manuscript together? We really have to get on this before this Christmas comes around?....

Ronald Whiting (Sales Manager at GA&U)

The Fellowship of the Ring was not the easiest book to get into the bookshops. It was greeted by Tommy Joy, then at the Army & Navy Stores and later famous as the Queen's bookseller at Hatchards, saying, 'I do not sell books on fairies.' That was a fairly common reaction.

Posted on: 2011/7/16 23:12


Re: Arda Reconstructed
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I think they have not updated the website.

Email on the 26th June from the Book Depository Ltd

"Your pre order is in

Dear Andrew,

I am pleased to let you know that we have just received notification that your pre-ordered book has been made available by the publisher.

Book title Quantity Item price Total
Arda Reconstructed 1 14.96 14.96

This book will be dispatched to you in the next few days. Should you wish to track your order, you can do so by following the link below:
www.bookdepository.co.uk/track
Thank you for pre-ordering your book with The Book Depository.
Thanks again for your order,
Kieron

Kieron Smith
The Book Depository Ltd."

Posted on: 2011/7/16 22:54


Re: George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer on eBay
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Khamul wrote:
Well, from everyone who does not have a copy of this book, thanks for that Trotter!

BH


Seconded - I really hope they do another printing; I will certainly be in the queue to purchase one if they do.

Posted on: 2011/7/16 22:28


Re: Why?
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Trotter wrote:
Yes it does


Anyone of course has the right to be offended by something or not approve of something. My point was about the human tendency to make presumptions regarding what the dead might think (if they weren't dead). IMHO, this process involves attributing our own opinions to the dead in order to bolster the validity of said opinions. Surely it is enough to say "*I* do not approve", rather than "Tolkien would not have approved" and let that opinion stand on its own merit.

In the case of this bridge, given the utter and total crap that his been (willingly) licensed in Tolkien's name, I hardly think a bridge (which is presumably a useful thing to those who will cross it) is worth getting too worried about. I imagine the estate would weigh in and kill their party anyway.

Just my two-cents (or pennies) - it isn't my intent to offend any of the living

Stu

Posted on: 2011/7/16 22:22



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