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Re: JRRT vs Ronald
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Looking back on this old(ish) thread, I see I forgot to mention that Tolkien would also sign with initials only;

To K.S. with greeting from J.R.R.T

and

M.E.G. from J.R.R.T

- both on copies of 'Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics'. The first is to the man who taught him Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, Kenneth Sisam. The second is to his pupil Elaine Griffiths, who was instrumental in the publication of TH.

These copies would have been signed in July 1937; that is, only a couple of months before the publication of TH.

Posted on: 2009/9/12 5:00


Another Tolkien signed item
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-HOBBIT-BY-J ... e011&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

No provenance as usual but also I have never seen a real signature where Tolkien signed directly under his printed name.

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Posted on: 2009/9/11 23:26


Hobbit Movie(s) Green Light
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The Tolkien Estate have settled with New Line (Warner).

Associated Press Statement

Christopher Tolkien is quoted as saying:

"The Trustees regret that legal action was necessary, but are glad that this dispute has been settled on satisfactory terms that will allow the Tolkien Trust properly to pursue its charitable objectives. The Trustees acknowledge that New Line may now proceed with its proposed films of 'The Hobbit.'"

BH

Posted on: 2009/9/10 2:54
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Re: Amsterdam visit
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Have you made arrangements with Fangorn yet?

For he told me he was going to contact you, but I haven't heard anything further. And I live in Amsterdam, he doesn't. If I have to set up anything, I have to know when and what, and time is running short.

Posted on: 2009/9/8 10:55
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Re: SILM: Pirate Editions
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(Trotter) I've noticed that Hobbit (1972?) Taiwan pirate copy on eBay Buy-It-Now for a while now (or something like that, if I recall). I'm not that interested in them besides the Silmarillion copies.

The Bookcase Shop copy is stated to be authorized. And, is in Hammond under the Billing UK domestic entry as authorized by GA&U. Although, with both errors corrected, it presumeably wasn't actually taken from the Billing printing, but more likely the Clowes 2nd impression; Hammond entered it here, I'm sure, as Bibliography doesn't have seperate entries for each impression with different printers for reasons of space etc.

There is no mention of the US pirate. I'm sure it came with a dj; I've seen other dealers mention a US pirate with a dj. Both errors are present & uncorrected in this red-covered copy. Does anyone know when these two errors were corrected in the US Silmarillion? Between the 1rst & 2nd impressions? Not that it matters in this respect, as the copyright claim (that it is from the US 1rst printing) would appear to be correct.

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Posted on: 2009/9/7 7:24
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