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Lewis Carroll & Tove Jansson - Alice in Wonderland -1st
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This eBay item may be of interest to some:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... EWAX:IT&item=170274151478

(NB I have no connection with the seller)

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Posted on: 2008/10/28 1:13


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I remember that! And I'm happy for that!

Thanks once again Mithrennaith to clarify this...

Posted on: 2008/10/28 0:53


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Christopher Tolkien's views on the matter of fake signatures (in regard to CoH) being sold on eBay, came to light recently in Jason Fisher's blog; in which he quoted from a letter from CT to Carl Hostetter. I believe the cops and villains were involved; & the Estates myriad eyes...

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Posted on: 2008/10/27 16:24
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Registering the signature as a trade-mark more or less requires the intention to trade under it.

And it does not give one the right to stop trade in signed items - provided the items are genuine. But one could certainly regard offering counterfeit signatures for sale as a breach of trade-mark, and the Estate might use this as a legal tool to counteract such trade.

Posted on: 2008/10/27 16:08
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I should take the opportunity to point out an error in the article, that I have come across several times before, in this bibliographical description:
In de Ban van de Ring (3 vols.), the Dutch first edition of The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, published by Het Spectrum, Antwerp in 1956.
Giving the place of publication wrongly as Antwerp only gives the wholly erroneous impression that this was a Belgian publication. It wasn't, it was a Dutch one. 'Het Spectrum' was a Dutch roman catholic publishing house that, in those days before the European Common Market had taken hold, had a subsidiary office in the second (partly) Dutch-speaking country, so that its books could count as domestic publications there as well.

I've checked my own copies, and the place of publication is definitely given as "Utrecht ..... Antwerpen", with Utrecht having priority of place. The probable cause of the all too common error is that in the first volume "Utrecht" is placed above and "Antwerpen" below the publishers name "Uitgeverij Het Spectrum". In the other volumes "Utrecht / Antwerpen" is placed below the name, and the publication year of "MCMLVII" (1957) is placed above instead.

That also corrects a minor error, only the first volume was published in 1956, without stating the year.

Incidentally, the dates of the first A&U edition are also given wrongly in the article.

Posted on: 2008/10/27 14:17



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