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Sir Derek Jacobi and Farmer Giles
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I was listening more closely than usual to my copy of Sir Derek Jacobi's audio reading of Farmer Giles of Ham, and I noticed right at the beginning (in the space of two sentences) he says Giles with a hard G and then with a soft G. (First same "g" sound as "guilt", second "j" sound as "jump").

Does anyone else pronounce it with the hard "g" sound? I assume the "j" sound is the accepted pronunciation?


Posted on: 2008/8/24 21:20
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Re: Gold Hobbit - how to recognize 1st ed/1st printing
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Here is an image for you of the lower (rear) board of a book club version of this book. Note that I have seen some where the blind-stamp is not colored, it is just an indentation in the gold faux leather, but this is a good example that really makes it stand out. Note that the spine is on the right in this photo.

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Posted on: 2008/8/23 23:03
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Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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Another seller that I am not affiliated with, but they have copy #117 of the 1000 first UK collector's edition of The Silmarillion.


Posted on: 2008/8/21 11:49
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Rare items on eBay
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This seller is not me, I am just passing on some interesting items:

Jobcol has five very scarce (some even rare!) items for sale on eBay right now. A first edition Leeds University Verse and an 1945 "Welsh Review" that contains the Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, for example. Get out those credit cards!


Posted on: 2008/8/21 11:44
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I just moved the entire site to a new SQL server (more robust and easier to back up), so let me know if you see anything strange like broken links, partial pages, garbage, etc. in any of the sections. All appears well (after the third try) but more eyes are better.

Posted on: 2008/8/20 22:33
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