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Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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>Deagol states on his wonderful (forgot to say fantastic) website

Too kind!!

Do your Clowes Export copies display the other features of the 2 variants?

1) Dark blue cloth binding, with blue and white striped headband and dyed blue top edge.

2) Dark blue textured paper binding, no headband and no dye to top edge.

Posted on: 2008/2/12 14:33


Re: UK First Edition Silmarillion Dust Wrapper Colours
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Alas, I only have one Clowes copy ... but I'd love to acquire any variants that exist!

Posted on: 2008/2/12 12:18


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I have a fairly comprehensive collection of all the Impressions that exist (one doesn't) and Publishers of the GA&U Silmarillion from 1977.

Deagol states on his wonderful (forgot to say fantastic) website http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62120 that there is a difference in colour on the dust jackets of the first export edition.

"The difference in colour between the two dustwrapper variants is subtle, but is noticeable when the two are placed next to each other."

I can't see this at all, all my copies look identical in colour, all 8 of them.

So if you have copies of the first Export Edition (printed by Clowes), can you confirm this statement, as I much I'd like to, I can't.

Posted on: 2008/2/12 12:00


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Could be. Hilary's side of the family lives in the Evesham area.

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RARER Evesham Regatta Official Programme May 13th 1967

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... eName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=023

Could the "Mr GFH Tolkein" mentioned be Gabriel Tolkien, JRR's nephew?

Posted on: 2008/2/12 11:11



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