Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Stu
1 hour 30 minutes ago

wellinghall
2 hours 37 minutes ago

Trotter
3 hours 8 minutes ago

Karl
3 hours 48 minutes ago

Berelach
7 hours 14 minutes ago

Khamûl
10 hours 36 minutes ago

Urulöké
13 hours 36 minutes ago

Red
16 hours 40 minutes ago


« 1 ... 1608 1609 1610 (1611) 1612 1613 1614 ... 2324 »


Re: The silmarillion 30th anniversary deluxe edition help.
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 634
Offline
Let's have a look - yup, mine has. Hadn't noticed it before. I shouldn't let it worry you; it's not that bad.

Posted on: 2010/6/15 12:55


Number of books?
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 678
Offline
How many books by or about Tolkien do you have? Rough guess / wild stabs in the dark are fine! You can comment here, or go to my LJ http://wellinghall.livejournal.com/ or my FB http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658173407

We have 526 (give or take 20, shall we say?)

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/6/15 9:55


Re: Silmarillion edition ["bound in red cloth"]
Home away from home
Joined:
2006/11/24 11:12
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 678
Offline
Um, yes, it does have paper covered boards. I don't know what I can have been thinking of when I said cloth. Whoops!

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/6/15 9:52


The Silmarillion 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition help.
Just popping in
Joined:
2010/6/15 9:06
Group:
Shirefolk
Posts: 3
Offline
Hello All,

To cut a long story short, I have received two copies of The silmarillion 30th anniversary deluxe edition by HC (half bound blue on grey boards). Each of the copies has a slight outward ridge running down the centre of the spine.

I rang up HC to see if this was a batch error or a (somewhat odd) feature of the binding process and the kind lady on the phone said the picture on her computer showed the ridge.

So my question is this, if you own the edition, does your copy have this very slight outward ridge down the very centre of the spine.

Thanks,

Matt

Posted on: 2010/6/15 9:14

Edited by Khamul on 2010/6/16 11:46:43


Re: eBay: "J.R.R. Tolkien 1st LORD OF THE RINGS EXCLUSIVELY BOUND!"
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/21 19:36
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 200
Offline
We agree that this is almost certainly a one-off binding. There's no evidence, in the Tolkien-Allen & Unwin correspondence or anywhere else we've seen, of copies of the one-volume paperback being specially bound for members of the Tolkien family and friends. This seems to be an assumption by Mr. Giusti, blown up further by the present seller and compounding an error by whoever wrote "as issued" in the Current Company memo.

Would Allen & Unwin really have put a fancy binding on a cheap paperback? Would the publisher have instructed the binder unnecessarily to letter "Parts 1 2 & 3" on the spine? Would a special copy not have been signed by the author? Would Tolkien have wanted to present to family and friends a Lord of the Rings lacking the complete Appendices?

Of course there was already a specially bound (genuinely as issued) three-volume Lord of the Rings published in 1964, and the India paper edition, replacing the 1964 de luxe, came along in 1969 -- Tolkien inscribed an India paper copy to his cousin Dorothy Wood. The earliest special binding (for presentation) of a Tolkien work of which we're aware is the one in blue leather for The Silmarillion.

I'm pretty sure some 50th Aniversary editions of LotRs (standard or deluxe --I don't recall) were bound in full leather for a select few i.e. Wayne & Christina, Christopher, & perhaps various other folk involved in the publication.

Yes, there were some copies of the 2004 one-volume edition bound in red leather for presentation, and as its editors we have one.

We're on FlatSigned's e-mail advertising list, and the other day received a message offering for sale a set of The Lord of the Rings, first edition but later printings of the three volumes. These were described as "UK Urwin Allen Published". This will amuse only those who remember Irwin Allen's science-fiction TV series and disaster movies.

Wayne and Christina

Posted on: 2010/6/12 19:29



 Top
« 1 ... 1608 1609 1610 (1611) 1612 1613 1614 ... 2324 »




© 2015 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us