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Unusual bits on eBay
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tolkien_soc_trading has a few items up on eBay.

Disclaimer: these are being sold on behalf of Tolkien Society Trading, of which I am a director. However, I do not stand to gain personally from the sale.

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2009/12/7 12:11


Jemima Hunt - Roverandom
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Jemima submitted some illustrations to Harper Collins for a new illustrated edition of Roverandom. I was suprised at this as it has only just been reprinted in "Tales from the Perilous Realm".

Christopher Tolkien turned her down.

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I heard back from the publishing director of Harper Collins - David Brawn recently regarding the Roverandom illustrations which were being considered for publication. It was up to Christopher Tolkien, (J. R. R. Tolkien's son) as to whether it would go ahead. Tolkien spoke very kindly of my illustrations but didn't feel they were suitable for his fathers work (this wasn't a suprise as he had turned away Tove Jansson).
He said:
"Jemima, on the other hand, paints to a wholly different vision, and one that I find intrinsically greatly preferable, but as an accompaniment to the actual tale of Roverandom as my father told it I'm not really enthusiastic."

It was a long shot, and although I am disappointed, I am extremely pleased that Christopher Tolkien took the time to look at my illustrations and spoke warmly of them and that Harper Collins felt them good enough to put forward to him."

http://jemimahunt.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... -request-and-tolkien.html

but she does have some of illustrations on her web site

http://www.jemimahunt.co.uk/roverandom.html.

I quite like them, it will be interesting to see what the final chosen illustrations will be like.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 1:39


Re: The wonders of eBay
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H'm. I bought a set like these, but without box and in slightly worse condition last year in Amsterdam, for about 25 Euros. Of course this set will be worth a bit more, but ten times as much?!

Posted on: 2009/12/6 18:21
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Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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I bought a copy of this map in ~1973 and kept it for ~ 9 years and then inexplicably tossed it when preparinf for a move.
Wish I hadn't.
Anybody know where I can buy a copy of this map (for less than US$1,600.00)?!

Posted on: 2009/12/6 18:16


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This one is great, it states that it has been "viewed by experts", it will be now. The experts did not spot the incorrect date, these paperbacks were not issued until 1976.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-OF-THE-RIN ... oks_2?hash=item3ca8133677

Posted on: 2009/12/6 1:49



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