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Re: TolkienBooks.net update
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The Hobbit. Second Edition 1951It has been a quiet month at TolkienBooks.net. There have been just two updates to the bibliography, both courtesy of fellow collectors - THANK YOU!

First up is an image of A Spring Harvest by G.B. Smith, an anthology of poetry including an introductory note by JRRT. It is especially pleasing to see this very uncommon book at last!

The second update relates to the First Paperback Edition of The Lord of the Rings. The size of the book was reduced from 210 x 140mm to 204 x 128mm beginning with the 4th Impression.

To compensate for the lack of activity I have extracted details of print run sizes for the Second American Edition of The Hobbit from correspondence between the publisher Houghton Mifflin and its British counterpart George Allen & Unwin. The information is taken directly from Allen & Unwin publishing ledgers and associated correspondence, and is presented together with previously published details of the Second British Edition.

Full details at TolkienBooks.net

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Re: Tolkien Document to go on display
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It was actually on the BBC news (on the TV) as well! Although, it made no mention of the source of the donation; or of 'Tolkien'. It did have footage of Shelley's handwritten manuscript though; as well as a Gutenberg Bible and a Shakespeare Folio etc.

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Re: Tolkien Document to go on display
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and this was posted on the BBC news website...follow the link to view the interview.

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Tolkien Document to go on display
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Hi everyone,

I came across this news posted on theonering.net website, and I thought it might be of interest.

£5m donation to university library

A rare collection of books and artefacts will be open to the public for the first time after a £5million donation was made to the famous Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Original manuscripts from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be among a number of national treasures put on display in a new exhibition hall.

The donation by Julian Blackwell, president of the Blackwell's academic bookshop chain, is the largest yet made to a university library in the UK.

The redevelopment, called the New Bodleian Library, will enable priceless 400-year-old collections, which have previously only been accessible to a limited number of specialist scholars, to be put on permanent public display.


The full posting is here

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Posted on: 2008/3/8 17:16


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Updated the CotM for March at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

Hope you like it. Fangorn sent it and a birthday calendar (both arrived safely yesterday). So it seemed appropriate to make it the CotM and thank him.

Spring is coming!

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