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Lord of the Rings - Help!
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I am working on a LotR update at TolkienBooks.net but I am struggling with the 1978 Unwin Paperbacks Edition.

I have gathered some information, but it doesn't fit together very well - see below.

Does you have a copy? If so I would love to hear some details - year, impression number, cover price, etc.


Stated 1st Impression (Bakshi cover): £2.95*
Stated 1st Impression (Baynes cover): £5.50**
Stated 3rd Impression (1979): £4.95***
Stated 3rd Impression (1982): £5.50
From promotional leaflet (1978): £3.95^
From promotional leaflet (1980): £3.75^^
From promotional leaflet (1981): £4.95
From promotional leaflet (1982): £5.50

* Dated 1978 but issued in 1979. It seems odd that although issued in 1979, this film tie-in edition was cheaper than the first issue of 1978. Discounted to promote sales?

** The original [Bakshi?] wrappers appear to have been removed and replaced with Baynes illustrated wrappers bearing the 1982 price.

*** The price suggests that this was issued in 1981 rather than 1979. The copy seen was purchased in December 1981. It is unclear whether the original wrappers are in place.

^ Copies priced at £3.95 have not been seen.



^^ Copies priced at £3.75 have not been seen.


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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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I live about 2 hours from Skiatook, Oklahoma and have been through that town.

I am trying to picture Tolkien there, but it is just not working!

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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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Good catch Trotter.

The Search.com page is just a mirror (out of date) of the Wikipedia page (which is allowed under the wiki terms of use). I submitted a request to fix to search.com, we'll see if they do anything about it.

It seems (looking at the edit history for the wikipedia page) that Skiatook is a common vandal page - lots of edits that get undone pretty quickly, seems like Search.com happened to grab their copy before one particular instance of vandalism was fixed.

Ah, the power of wikipedia. The truth is what we make of it...

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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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I looked at this and thought that this must have come from somewhere else on the Internet, looked like it had been cut and pasted, and a quick search on google shows the real culprit.

Search.com web page, Skiatook

I am struggling to see who to contact to get the Tolkien reference removed. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Bloomsbury auction update - September 13th Sale
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Their sale "Printed Books" (on 13 September 2007 at 10.00am and 2.00pm precisely) will include some material which may be of interest.

Viewing beforehand on
Tuesday 11th September from 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 12th September from 9.30am to 8.00pm
Thursday 13th September from 9.30am to 10.00am


711. Tolkien (J.R.R.) .The Fellowship of the Ring, second edition, first impression, folding map, original cloth, dust-jacket, rubbed at corners with small repaired tear to upper fore-corner of upper panel, 8vo, 1966.

Estimates £75 - £100

Bloomsbury Auctions website

Posted on: 2007/8/21 11:11
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