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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Are you disagreeing with the fact ("marginally") or the justification ("production problem")? Either way, I don't see how these books should have differed from any other three book set to be housed in a slipcase. GA&U produced a five book slipcased release with The Tolkien Library; a nice set of which sold for, a more reasonable (the last set I saw go for £400 odd!), £130 on eBay the other day --& they weren't originally produced to sit in a slipcase together in the first place. I presume he simply meant that they weren't quite as uniform as they had planned (& understandably hoped) for. So who has one?

BH

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Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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I can't agree with David Brawn's comments that "a production problem resulted in the heights of the three volumes being marginally different". The books vary considerably in width and height between the three editions.

It would have been very difficult to make a slipcase that housed the three books, you would have needed some sort of padding to stop the books falling out.

I love to see some examples of these.

Posted on: 2010/7/10 2:45


Middle Earthworm Posters
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I was reading the entry for 7th November 1972 in the Chronology from The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide by Wayne & Christina (page 768) and noticed the following quote from Tolkien to Rayner Unwin.

I assume that Tolkien is referring to these posters.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... =Middle+Earthworm+Posters

'Many of our "public schools" are filled with the most degraded posters purporting to be illustrations of The Lord of the Rings. I provided Miss Hill with a copy of a fearful thing bearing in enormous letters GOLLUM which I believe she has sent to United Artists. These things appear to be produced in America .... They are even on sale in reputable bookshops like Blackwell's' (Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archive, HarperCollins).


I am also slightly confused by the entry for the 13th November 1972 on the same page

Rayner Unwin writes to Tolkien. Oz have apologized after Allen & Unwin issued a writ. They will try and suppress the posters.


Oz were importing and selling Ballantine copies of The Lord of the Rings in the UK which was a copyright infringement hence the writ, but were they also importing and selling the posters?

Posted on: 2010/7/10 1:38

Edited by Trotter on 2010/7/10 1:53:11
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Re: What do people think of this item
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It looks lovely to me. Signed on all three title pages? Wow! Pity I can't afford it. I'd like to know its story - that is, who it was signed for, and how it comes to be for sale. garm


From this article it looks like it was Pauline Baynes personal copy of the book and some of the other items in the sale were also from Pauline Baynes collection.

http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.com ... n.asp?catid=73&docid=3633

Posted on: 2010/7/9 23:25


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Ok, will the collectors who asked for the HarperCollins boxed sets please step forward and identify themselves! And perhaps some images would be very very nice. Thanks!

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