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Re: Quiet in here
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I've been completely swamped for almost a month now (it seems you noticed, since you started this thread. ). Too much to do for the day job recently (including a week in Hong Kong and China), as well as ramping up to take over the fulfillment responsibilities for the Mythopoeic Society Press.

So, I really wish I could make the ADC event! Maybe next year. Hopefully my job will bring me to the UK soon anyways (or even Belgium to visit Beren) but I only know what I am doing next week at best, making plans further away seems fruitless.

I'll take this opportunity to ask what people want to see more of around here - I've been poking under the hood for the Guide database (minor changes to content and the look and feel), posted a few articles/interviews, etc. Do you use the News section? Does that belong in the forum as well as a category, rather than a completely different menu structure? Does anyone use the Tolkien Online RSS feed experiment? Etc. Any feedback welcome.

Posted on: 2008/3/26 12:37
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Re: Quiet in here
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I think I'm okay; perhaps everyone has given up on all this collecting lark! (chuckle )

[Not that your interested I'm sure...] but I've just been tiding up arrangements regarding attendance at ADC event in Moreton. I enjoyed myself more than I expected last year; so hopefully this year should be as interesting & enjoyable.

More artists; more books; and at least I know where I'm going this time! Pieter appears to be doing his talk on Tolkien signatures on the Sunday (morning?; nobody seems sure!); and I'm looking forward to that (as long as it is in the morning & I'm still there.) Balance seems to have shifted (ever so slightly) towards the centre ground in the ART:BOOKS balance! (or perhaps not...)

If anyone is interested in meeting up (in whatever capacity book collectors meet up!), be happy to put a face to a (ebay; TCG; real!) name.

BH

Posted on: 2008/3/26 10:52
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The Return of the Shadow frontispiece – Earliest extant Map of the Shire
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Hello. First time posting. I hope I might call upon the expertise of other Tolkien enthusiasts to help me with a conundrum.

I have a question regarding the frontispiece to Volume VI of The History of Middle-earth, The Return of the Shadow. Does anyone know where I might find a scan of that frontispiece online?

I recently bought the whole 12-volume slew of The History of Middle-earth (Houghton Mifflin editions), and roughly half of those volumes are missing their frontispieces. I've been able to find scans of all the ones I'm missing, save one: the earliest extant Map of the Shire, which is the frontispiece of (or the first illustration in) The Return of the Shadow, vol. 6. That elusive map seems nowhere to be found.

If anybody happens to know where a (largish, decent-quality) scan of this map might be found, or if someone could be so kind as to scan and upload (or email me) a copy from one of their editions of the book, I would be eternally grateful. Needless to say, after shucking out $250+ for the twelve volumes, I'm more than a little disappointed that I didn't get the complete package. Such is the way of things, I guess; especially when 'economy' is involved.

I can be reached by email at: imaginative@yahoo.com
I am very much obliged for any assistance that can be offered on this matter.

Thanks,
Brian.

Posted on: 2008/3/26 10:15
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Hello everyone

Our poor book shelves have become far too overcrowded, and I have had a bit of a clear-out. As a result, I now have about thirty books about Tolkien to dispose of.

I'll be putting these up on eBay in due course (ie when I get round to it!), but if you think you might be interested, drop me a line and I'll let you know what I've got. I'm on andrew at avro707 dot force9 dot co dot uk

Thanks

wellinghall

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Hello everyone

I have just put five books up on eBay:
- two of the Oxford English Monographs, of which Tolkien was one of the general editors
- a first edition copy of The Treason of Isengard
- a first edition copy of The Fourth Book of Jorkens, by Lord Dunsany
- and a new edition of Tales of the White Hart, by Arthur C Clarke.

Seller ID is wellinghall.

Good luck in your bidding!

wellinghall

Posted on: 2008/3/25 6:47
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