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AbeBooks' Top 10 Most Expensive Sales in March 2011
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For a collector of modern first editions, there are few books put on a higher pedestal than The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Last month a collector purchased a first edition of this novel, via AbeBooks, for more than £12,000. The Hobbit is considered the archetypal epic fantasy novel and is thoroughly entrenched in popular culture, but this was not always the case. Published in 1937, the book was a slow burning success, receiving encouraging reviews and earning subsequent printings and a North American release after several months. The book really took off in the 1960s when publishers reissued a massive number of affordable copies in the United States. Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Smaug the dragon and Gollum have become some of the most famous fictional characters in literature. Gollum's hissed catchphrase 'My Precious' is known around the world. Two other modern firsts to appear on March’s list of pricey sales were a signed copy of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick and Cormac McCarthy’s semi-autobiographical novel Suttree. Speaking of autobiographical works, a buyer paid £5,900 for a first edition of No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. This book was printed in 1965 while Mandela was still imprisoned. This particular copy was signed by Mandela after his release.


http://www.abebooks.co.uk/books/RareB ... 04-h00-mostexpeA-_-herogr

Posted on: 2011/4/8 1:35


FR 1992 Hb (Alan Lee)
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Unlikely, but does anyone have a copy of FR Hb 1992 (The Fellowship of the Ring. 1992) that they're willing to sell, trade, or give () to me? I'm hoping someone has a tatty copy lying around they're not that happy with. Don't mind if it's in not so good condition. Someone I know has TT & RK (probably only G to VG-) but not FR. How annoying. But I can't seem to locate a cheap copy. Unfortunately, too, there was no reprint, so I can't even pick up an unpopular-with-collectors kind of copy...

BH

Posted on: 2011/4/6 13:22
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Eleanor Clayforth artwork offer
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User Kered has indicated that they have some Eleanor Clayforth artwork available for sale (I have not verified this, please contact them directly).

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... hp?page=Eleanor+Clayforth

Posted on: 2011/4/4 8:56
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I believe it translates to "The History of Latin Christian Literature."

A friend of mine, fluent in French, told me that the book covers the writings of Christian men / authors who wrote in latin (as opposed for example to the Greek streak of Christian writings) so that the focus of the book as can be glimpsed by the open page you show will be on St. Jerome, St. Augustin, etc.

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Posted on: 2011/4/2 8:11


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An original drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be sold at auction by Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on 13 April 2011. Drawn in pencil and coloured pencil, New Lodge, Stonyhurst depicts the garden of the guest house at which Tolkien stayed in Stonyhurst, Lancashire on three occasions. Tolkien made the drawing in August 1947 and gave it to the family who owned New Lodge. Currently a small reproduction may be seen on the auctioneer’s website, which lists the house estimate of the sale price as £15,000-20,000. The drawing is also reproduced, with better colour, in J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, fig. 28.

We have no financial interest in this sale, and are posting information as a favour to the owner of the drawing, a friend who kindly allowed us to reproduce it in Artist and Illustrator sixteen years ago.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2011/4/2 7:33



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