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Silmarillion [2004] Bookplate [CT & Nasmith]
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Just seen this on the Plaza site -

http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_ ... 38659&PID=7326752#7326752

- the latest post with pictures shows a very nice bookplate signed by Christopher and Ted Nasmith

Ooohhh! - haven't seen one of those before.

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Bibliomania [Documentary Film]
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A documentary about the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) and its members. The film is centered around the Thirty-Sixth ABAA California Bookfair (2003) in San Francisco. The film focuses on the business of book selling, collecting and the fascinating diversity of material ABAA members present.





There is a Tolkien signature at 20:13, but fortunately not in blue ink.

Some very apt comments on eBay and fakes at 42:17, including an eBay representative giving some guff about Private Auctions.

It is no surprise that nothing seems to have changed on eBay in the last eight years after the film was made

Posted on: 2011/2/20 11:33

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Re: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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Can't add much more than before, Trotter.

The Silmarillion 1977, 2nd imp. Distribution date unknown. Original (covered over) price: £4.95, as with all early Silmarillions.

Since GA&U regularly re-priced books (& this would have been fairly inexpensive), I can only assume that the use of this sticker (as mentioned previously) was to remove the presence of any price, without any thoughts of re-pricing i.e. for non-trade market.

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Posted on: 2011/2/20 5:52
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Re: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
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I am trying to find out any more information on these blue stickers that I can.

Can you check your books (seems to be 1975-1978 UK editions) and if you do have any with the same Blue A & U stickers can you post the edition name and printed date?

Thanks

Andrew

Posted on: 2011/2/20 2:12


Anke Eismann - Illustrating Tolkien
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A very interesting article by Anke Eismann on how she personally illustrates Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza

http://www.lotrplaza.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=240409

Posted on: 2011/2/20 0:40



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