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Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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Nah, I'm not too worried about not having ordered two copies up front. I think the number is fairly academic anyway (although number 3 certainly does have a nice ring to it!)-Metapraxis

Nice?!
Academic indeed...

I was at work on the 19th, I can't just go surfing and checking my email like some!

Posted on: 2007/12/16 2:05
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Re: Unusual Items
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O dear, I don't think I have anything very good (have I been collecting long enough?)

Best find (not online - aren't the best finds the ones where you physically come across the item?) was last year at Edinburgh book fair. Found a couple of Michael Tolkien's copies of the little 1979 Unwin paperback Silmarillion. One was from before publication (cut wrong) & the other was a better copy with a little headed note from GA&U stuck inside apologising for the previous copy; all with the usual Michael Tolkien name & address, and little notes about how it was sent back etc. I know Michael's books come up quite a bit but since my main focus is The Silmarillion - this was nice.

BH

Posted on: 2007/12/16 1:57
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Re: Gift wish list
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I ain't got Drout's Encyclopedia so can't really comment on content. But at the time I remember thinking £100 for Drout's with a few poor reviews and some real problems with the text (typos etc); versus ~£32 (Amazon discounted) for the two volumes in C&G by Hammond & Scull -no contest!

I think Tolkien Studies are pretty good value for money, and are quite good (if like me) you don't want to (or don't have the time) to read an enormous amount of Tolkien criticism. Unfortunately they review loads of books which you then end up buying!

As for the Gift List -I don't have a family list (got my own wants obviously!); although my partner has bought me The Silmarillion - Thirty Years on. And, of course, I've just shelled out on the Super Deluxe CoH for myself (I think it came at a bad time of year...)

A Film Portrait of J R R Tolkien is an excellent video! Extensive interview(s) with Christopher Tolkien. I don't collect a lot of film media related Tolkien, but this is a must - content is superb.

I got the Hobbit Hx as they came out, rather than boxset. Still sitting in the 'to be read' shelf! Hammond & Scull's ...Blackwelder is also good; and inexpensive -another which fairs favourably to Drout's, costing about a third of the price. Great piece by Hammond on collecting.

But I'll have Deagol's 1982 Deluxe Silmarillion once he's finished admiring how well it slides into its slipcase! (just for a minute mind, to see the beauty of the thing...)

BH

Posted on: 2007/12/16 1:45
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Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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Nah, I'm not too worried about not having ordered two copies up front. I think the number is fairly academic anyway (although number 3 certainly does have a nice ring to it!)

I'm not sure about whether copies 1 and 2 were sold or given (as you suspect to CT and AL) . My address label apparently had No.3, (P?)1-1 and the shipping reference on it. I'm assuming the 1-1 simply refers to it being the first printing?

However, my worldpay cart ID was 151. It might be assumed that the first transaction was 150, which could well be someone buying copies 1 and 2. Just speculation, of course!

Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/16 1:26


Re: Gift wish list
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Rowns,

My wish list is growing quite large as well. As my birthday falls close to Christmas and my family give me money for my books, I have the tough task of trying to work out which books get priority on my list.

At the moment I am looking at: A Question of Time, Tolkien Studies 3 Parma Eldalamberon 6,7 and 11 (yes, I'm falling way behind), and last of all the Tolkien Encyclopedia.

I'm not sure about the Encyclopedia though as I have heard good and bad reviews for this book, especially considering the price!! Can anyone recomend this book?

Hope everyone gets what they wish for!!
Cheers
Dior

Posted on: 2007/12/16 0:38



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