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Re: Unusual Items
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I'm not a Tolkien fan per se.

I picked up a book for $4AUS at an antique shop in Rockingham, Western Australia where I live.

The book is 'Nova et Vetera' by ex-communicated, former Jesuit preist, George Tyrrell and was first published in 1897.

I am a practising Catholic and was quite excited about such a find however, further discovery has led me to post this message .

In the inside cover of the book is a coat of arms with several words that are unfamiliar to me (in Latin).

'Franciscus Morgan et Osborne' and 'Edgbaston' were easy enough to decipher as proper nouns that I could look up on Google.

On the next page, in faded fountain pen, 'Francis Morgan 1907' is written and then a word which looks like "theoratoby".

So I looked up 'Edgbaston' and one of the sites I found was the home page of The Birmingham Oratory. I looked up "Francis Morgan" and found the following page:

http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/tolkien/

It might seem like a very slight thing but to me, it is fascinating to think that the book sitting next to me on my desk was once read by a) Fr Francis Morgan of the Birmingham Oratory (of John Henry Newman fame) and b) by the legal guardian of J R R Tolkien.

As a consequence of my petty research detailed above, I have come to read a lot more about Tolkien than I ever expected to in my lifetime and have been fascinated with his personal history.

Indeed, a fortunate find!

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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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You sometimes read crazy things, especially on the internet, yet it is also true that a lot of myths have been created in the past by some authors and while most of us now know they are myths, it seems hard to destroy them. That is how things go...

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Re: June Giveaway!
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Well so far I have managed to collect some of the originals... the trick is to have some patience, because they only show up on ebay now and then. If you really wish to collect these then best is to talk a bit with some older collectors, since most have some in their collection.

It would be nice if someone wants to make an overview of these, because I think most of us have only seen half of much less of what is out there!

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Re: June Giveaway!
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I am much too late.. or not......

I am looking to find pins/buttons/badges whatever they are called, I have literally spent 6 hours online and I cant find any? Where do you find them? Ebay as no real vintage ones, is there a catalog or list somewhere to find what pin were actually created? The best guide I have to go on so far is this picture
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PLEASE HELP ME!!

and this page

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... sson+Buttons&back=Buttons

PLEASE HELP ME!!!

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 22:06
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Re: A new collection
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Well I have a newish questions


4A)How does one determine the impression of a book?
4B)What does impression mean?

5A)I still am not sure, how you determine the printing of a book?
5B)Does it say first printing in plain English?

6)What does the number line mean?


As always thank you very much for reading and for your replies and help

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 14:23
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