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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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My three most wanted would have to be a 1st/1st Hobbit (British) with DJ, 1st/1st complete set of LOTR (British) with DJ, and the proof copy of Smith of Wootton Major on Beren's website.

I would also love to have a handwritten letter or two by Tolkien.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 14:50


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"10bis. (sorry) Roverandom, bound by Thornton's (the green one, ltd to 10)"

I think the Rebound Roverandom was limited to 25 copies.

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Yet another example of horses for courses (or, in this case, 'one man's meat is another man's poison'). Personally, I wouldn't have one of Alex Lewis's knock-offs if you paid me!

- but I agree with the rest of the list. And, (don't tell anyone) - I do have a copy of the Reeve's Tale. It's lovely!

BTW - I'd heard the Thornton's Roverandom was bound in more than ten copies, but I can't remember how many off the top of my head. Mine is unnumbered.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 14:36


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Andrew (bruffyboy) sure puts a lot of action in this forum!

My ten most wanted books are (sorry, to choose three is impossible for me):

(randomly numbered)

1. The first impressions of The Lord of the Rings
2. Songs for the Philologists (although I know it's quite impossible)
3. The Reeve's Tale (1939) (anyone has got this one?)
4. 1982 Super Deluxe The Silmarillion
5. Lord of the Rings (single volume, signed by Alan Lee, ltd to 250)
6. The Tale of Gondolin (matching with the next, like seen on Pieter's (Collier) collector's profile on Tolkienlibrary.com (image)
7. The Ruins of Osgiliath (image)
8. The Hobbit 60th anniversary Deluxe, signed by Alan Lee, ltd to 600 copies (I simply love the colours)
9. Sir Orfeo (1944)
10. The Hobbit, first impression
10bis. (sorry) Roverandom, bound by Thornton's (the green one, ltd to 10)

And if numbers 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10 would be signed, I wouldn't mind

...and many others, but those are the ones that pop up in my mind straight away.

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Posted on: 2010/8/24 13:19
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Well, there you have it - horses for courses, and all that. Personally, I love the three volume Lee set. The green leather of the spines happens to be my favourite colour; it sets the gilt edged papers off beautifully. And the books are just the right size; they fit in the hand comfortably. But of course, I wouldn't be without either of them (nor their shelf-mates, the Lee TH and the Nasmith Silm).

I like all that sort of stuff; what I call the 'fancy' end of the range. But for me, it's the rarer material which quickens the pulse: stuff from the twenties, thirties etc, far away from Middle earth. Such stuff as dreams are made of!


Posted on: 2010/8/24 12:41



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