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Re: A new collection
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After digging around on the internet I have several more questions, I only hope someone out there will provide answers.
Questions That Need Answering

1) How does one determine the printing of a 1st edition book? How do you recognize 1st printings? Where in the book does it say? Any information would be helpful

( I am not sure, but looking around online, 1st editions/1st printings are the books you really want to collect !?! IS THAT RIGHT!?! I just thought that 1st editions were sought after, I didn't know there were different printings to consider, so a 1st edition/2nd printing is worth substantially less!?!



As you all are serious collectors I know you are most likely familiar with http://www.tolkienbooks.com (some you may have actually created it) From everything I have seen it is the most amazing compilation of Tolkien works on the net! My point here is that I haven't seen any documentation of ACE BOOKS which are of course, as all of you know, the pirate US paperback lord of the rings, I found no information about these books on tolkienbooks.com or that of any BALLANTINE BOOKS

2A) Where can I find information on the ACE LOTR BOOKS? How many editions are there? How many printings are there? How many books were printed?
2B)Where can I find information about the Tolkien BALLANTINE BOOKS? How many editions are there? How many printings are there? How many books were printed?

Pictures of books I am referring to

ACE

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BALLANTINE
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3) Where can I find information on the Houghton-mifflin Tolkien books?

I hope I formed my questions in a coherent manner, I look forward to answers.

THANK YOU FOR READING AND FOR YOUR HELP

-TOM

Posted on: 2007/12/31 11:03
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As 2007 draws to a close, I would be remiss if I did not send a great, big "THANK YOU" to all who have supported my quest during this and previous years. I can not see how any year could top 2007. With the support (and keen eyes) of many, I have now been able to catalog 51 new/previously unknown (to me, anyway!) calendars and collect an astonishing 47 of them!!! As the total number of calendars/variants now stands at 270, adding 51 to the 219 that I knew of at the end of 2006 is an increase of 23%.

Of course, one of those calendars was the Heren Istarion calendar which worked on. It was great to work with Ted Nasmith and Jef Murray and my daughter to create it. I am very pleased with the comments that buyers have sent (all most positive).

Also, I note that there are 100 posts in this thread and that the views have now gone over 10,000. The posts I can understand as I write something here at least once/month. But the number of views? While I am gratified by the number, I find it hard to believe that many find this subject as interesting as I (or at least of enough interest to check in). Therefore, I will attribute it to the many supporters "out there" who are looking out for me and keeping me informed. For this, I am very grateful.

I hope that 2007 was good to you and that 2008 will be even better!

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2007/12/31 8:42
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Re: Reeve's Tale
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Thats very interesting!
I look forward to getting a copy

Posted on: 2007/12/30 18:11


A new collection
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I am about to start seriously collecting Tolkien works, I was wondering how does one tell the printing number of a 1st edition, I am under the belief that 1st edition/ 1st printings are significantly more valuable than 1st edition/ 2nd printings and so on. I would be so thankful for any help on starting my collection, if it is advice, tips, collection lists, and any help in selling me some books (if allowed sorry to mods if this is not allowed) ANY HELP AT ALL WOULD BE APPRECIATED!


Thanks Tom

P.S EXCELLENT WEBSITE!! I just joined

Posted on: 2007/12/30 18:03


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January 3: Birthday toast (Worldwide)
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2008/index.html

February 7 - 9: C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, and the Call to Christian Community, featuring Tom Shippey (USA)
http://www.bc.edu/publications/relarts/announcements.html

April 11 - 13: University of Vermont (USA)
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~comitatu/CFPs.html

April 25 - 27: Tolkien Seminar (Germany)
http://www.wetterspitze.info/?p=80

April 26: Fantasy Festival (USA)
http://www.intothewest.org/tolkienfest.html

May 8 - 11: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (USA)
http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/
http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/20th/3055.html

May 19 - 20: Sarehole Mill (England)
http://earth.maxblog.eu/?p=354

May 29 - June 1: Sixth Frances Ewbank Colloquium on CS Lewis & Friends (USA)
http://www.lewissociety.org/events.php

June 5 - 8: Forodrim (Sweden)
http://www.forodrim.org/36/eng.htm

July 4 - 6: Charles Williams Society (England)
http://www.geocities.com/charles_wms_soc/events.html

August 15 - 18: Mythcon 39 (USA)
http://www.herenistarion.org/index.ph ... ectionid=1&id=45&Itemid=2

September 25 - 28: Oxonmoot (England)
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/oxon/2008/Info.html

Posted on: 2007/12/26 9:55



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