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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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No, it's not d'Ardenne, but we can't think who it might be either -- perhaps one of the Oxford students he was tutoring around that time, or a friend in the Exeter College Essay Club? The handwriting is Tolkien's, anyway, his earlier, less disciplined script: compare, for instance, the page from The Fall of Gondolin in The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, and the 1913 inscription reproduced in J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, p. 27. The latter is signed 'John Reuel Tolkien', so only one 'R', as it were, in that case.

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Cruelty to books

Dread to think how this book got so ruined

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FARMER-GILES-OF ... ks_UK?hash=item5886f83e84

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Posted a new Calendar of the Month for April at:

www.tolkiencalendars.com

This one is a new (2010) issue. Hope you enjoy it!

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Posted on: 2010/4/3 6:53
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Re: Folio Society Hobbit on eBay
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I was wrong it is buckram, so it is cloth which is obvious if you look at the book, which is very useful if you have a copy of this item.

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Re: Folio Society Hobbit on eBay
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I agree with Garm. I would call it buckram too. Buckram is sometimes referred to as 'buckram cloth.' It is, essentially, a cotton or linen cloth that can be treated with a substance (nitrocellulose) to fill in the gaps and stiffen it, giving it that '1976 Deluxe Hobbit' look. I believe that 'buckram' is still consistent with Hammond, as well, since it merely describes the specific type of cloth.

It is a little bit difficult, because the cover on the 1976 Hobbit really is not the typical cloth that you see on all the quarter-leather deluxe editions from 1991 through 2002. It has a much tougher and more durable feel, and is not really susceptible to the fraying and unravelling (like all of those 1990's deluxe editions). So, I can see why one might not want to simply call it cloth, but I think it is wrong to call it paper.

The Folio one is bound in paper, though .

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