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Re: Hobbit 70th Anniversary edition question
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This is the book mentioned - here.

It has the same ISBN as the standard trade hardback edition. HarperCollins are slowly reissuing their main Tolkien titles in new style jackets, so I think that this may be the reissue of The Hobbit rather than a facsimile edition.

Amazon are particularly bad at updating the publication dates and sometimes send out books with the old style cover even though they picture the new one.

Beren published a Q&A with David Brawn of HarperCollins last month and the only mention of The Hobbit was the new jacket.

There were rumours of a facsimile edition a few years ago, but the only thing to appear was the 2004 Deluxe Edition which included some of the things that Tolkien wanted in the first edition, but were omitted because of costs/practicalities.

Posted on: 2007/2/5 13:36


Hobbit 70th Anniversary edition question
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Someone on the Mythopoeic Society mailing list asked this question and I thought someone here might be able to answer (I don't have a copy with me right now)

I have a question for the group about the hardcover "Hobbit: 70th Anniversary Edition" published by Harper Collins in August 2001 (available on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk) . The edition is described as

Facsimile First Ed. edition (320 pages)

Does anyone actually own this edition?

Is this really what it appears to be: a fascimile reproduction of the 1937 edition complete with the original text (including the original "Riddles
in the Dark" Chapter (ch.5) and the original black and white illustrations. Does it include any of the colour plates included in the first American
Edition.

I am puzzled by the reference to the "70th Anniversary" which won't occur until September of this year, unless it refers to the time when Tolkien is first supposed to have started composing "The Hobbit"?

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Posted on: 2007/2/5 13:05
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Re: New Poll: What do you want to see in the guide?
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I put my vote to video and audio materials, but posters come a close second - especially those featuring Tolkien's artwork.

Posted on: 2007/2/5 13:01


Re: Companion and Guide - Reader's Guide
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Hi Dior,

the latest info I have on Douglas' Interview book is in the Events section here. October is the planned release date still.

Beren,

I agree with your non-objectivity assessment, and also agree in how useful the book is. I think part of the problem lies in the fact that Wayne and Christina had a lot of help from the family in putting these books together, and they have shown the tendency to drop relationships if they don't agree with something that was printed or said (As an example, Renee met and correpsonded with Christopher a few times and he was a member of the AHA, but when a fictional humor piece got printed in an issue of Rivendell Review that hit a little too close to home, Christopher permanently dropped all contact.)

Posted on: 2007/2/5 11:05
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New listings on Rown's Books
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Hi all,

in the interest of getting things moving a bit, I've decided to change the catalog format for Rown's Books just slightly. Instead of a static formatted catalog, I've created a "What's New" section of the database - all new Tolkien listings will go there first, and be cycled out to the normal stock listings every two weeks or so as I continue to catalog new items.

What's New at Rown's Books

I have more than 50 items listed there today, with a few hundred more waiting to be entered in - no point in making people wait for all or nothing!

I've also changed the mailing list notification process for the bookstore. Instead of an email address (an easy spam target, and hard for me to send bulk messages as they get spam blocked) I have set up an automated mailing list through a nice free list management service. You can subscribe/unsubscribe automatically through the web interface.

Tolkienlist subscription page

Posted on: 2007/2/5 10:44
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