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A Working English Lexicon [by Hyde, Tolkien, Lobdell]
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What book/pamphlet is this? Does anyone own a copy? I was just wondering what exactly it is. Thanks.


A Working English Lexicon: being a compilation of the English words used to translate invented language elements together with volume and page number of every occurrence in the following works of J.R.R. Tolkien

By Paul Nolan Hyde, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jared Lobdell

Posted on: 2011/7/10 15:45

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Here's a Hobbit -

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOLKIEN-HOBBIT-19 ... oks_2&hash=item4cf87b7a63

You are bidding on an Ultra Scarce Hardcover edition of Tolkiens Masterpiece the Hobbit. Printed in 1954 before his popularity really began to soar these early volumes were as a result printed in scarce numbers.... These early editions are guaranteed to continue to increase in value over the coming years, particularly with the impending release of THE HOBBIT movies in the years to come... Needless to say quality hardbacks like this are near impossible to find. Will make a prized addition to any collection or an amazing start to one. This book is an investment and once bought tend not to be sold so can be a one off opportunity."

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It's not even in that good a condition..





Posted on: 2011/7/9 7:26


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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A Hobbit paperback on eBay claiming to be signed by "The Professor", which they are, as is every copy produced because they all included a printed copy of his signature

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


Sent notes to the seller, but will also inform any buyer after feedback is left and I can see who they are.

eBay need to fix the fact that you cannot inform buyers about problems before the auction ends.


It sold for £40, a lot of money for this paperback.

Posted on: 2011/7/9 5:45

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Re: 1973 Hobbit Collectors Edition Trade vs Book Club
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Thanks FreiWild,

That's a nice book you have there if its in any kind of decent condition!

I'm inclined to think mine is the trade...

but more than anything else, that gutter code has me curious.
I've found nothing about a gutter code for either version of the collector's edition.

I'm also curious about the copyright page now. The example of yours indicates Collectors Edition, unlike mine or any other copy I've seen that wasn't a first printing.

I've never seen a 2nd printing, so I don't know if it will include that part, but as well, I've seen all sorts of later printings from 7 up, where the printing was indicated numerically, rather than spelled out.

Posted on: 2011/7/8 16:17


Re: 1973 Hobbit Collectors Edition Trade vs Book Club
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Hello,

As much as I know, if it isn´t mentioned on the Copyright page that it is a BOMC edition and isn´t blind stamped to the rear cover, it isn´t one.
But I´m not sure, maybe someone else know more about it.

I do not have a BOMC edition but the "normal" first edition.
The only difference I see, beside the Copyright page of course, is that I don´t have any code like yours anywhere.

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Posted on: 2011/7/8 13:51
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