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Battledore interview
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Battledore (a Finnish heavy metal band) has a new album coming out soon - "The Last Alliance". Their lyrics are pretty much all drawn from the works of Tolkien.

Metal-Queens.com just interviewed them. Love the promo shot of the band!

http://www.metal-queens.com/2008/05/i ... ith-battlelore-about.html

Posted on: 2008/5/28 0:16
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Upcoming Bloomsbury auction books
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Bloomsbury has an upcoming auction with some interesting Tolkien titles:

"June Book Fairs Bibliophile Sale" on 11 June 2008 at 1.00pm (lots 1-482) and Thursday 12th June at 1.00pm (lots 483-855) precisely.

Viewing beforehand on

Saturday 7th June from 11.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday 8th June from 12noon to 5.00pm

Monday 9th June from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday 10th June from 9.30am to 8.00pm

Wednesday 11th June from 9.30am to 12noon

Thursday 12th June from 9.30am to 12noon


380. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, map of the Shire, folding map at end, spotting to endpapers, splitting, 1 f. detached with tape to inside margin, backstrip crudely attached to covers, 1954; The Two Towers, folding map, spotting to later ff., lacking backstrip, 1955; The Return of the King, folding map, second state with sagging text on p. 49, spotting to endpapers, backstrip becoming detached, 1955, first editions, previous owner’s name on front free endpaper, original cloth, worn and marked, 8vo.

Estimates £600 - £800




381. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The War of the Ring, 1990; Sauron Defeated, 1992; Morgoth’s Ring, small tear near head of jacket spine, 1993, edited by Christopher Tolkien, first editions, vol.VIII, IX & X respectively of the History of Middle-earth series, original boards, dust-jackets, near fine copies, 8vo (3)

Estimates £200 - £300




382. Tolkien (J.R.R.) and E.V.Gordon, editors. Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, first edition, frontispiece, original green cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked with cloth, 8vo, Oxford, 1925.

Estimates £100 - £150




383. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Lewis (Alan, editor) The Ruins of Osgiliath, number 59 of 100 copies signed by the editor and artist, decorations, illustrations and bookplates by Ruth Lacon, introductory letter loosely inserted, original cloth, lettered in silver, a fine copy, folio, Shropshire, 1995.

Estimates £250 - £350

Posted on: 2008/5/27 16:54
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Signed Tolkien letter on eBay
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Carl Hostetter spotted this on eBay and passed on the link in case anyone is interested (perhaps not to buy at that price, but the letter and signature are fully legible in the pictures provided so you can read and enjoy it.) Neither he nor I am affiliated with the seller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140235215675

A quote from the letter:
"I am personally averse to dramatizations of my work, especially of The Lord of the Rings, which is too long for reproduction without severe cutting and editings: in my view destructive, or at best severely damaging to a complicated but closely-woven story."

Posted on: 2008/5/27 16:43
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How do you collect - June poll
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Discussion welcome - please post here if you choose "other" as one of the poll options. You can of course choose as many or as few options as you like, you are not limited to one.

Posted on: 2008/5/27 16:31
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Re: Those confounded spaces
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Well, in Dutch everyone's initials get compressed - there only is a space after the last period before the surname. Nowadays, that is, in correspondence, publications, directories etc. It used to be less common.

I find on Tolkien's works published in Dutch in the 1960s that it says "J.J.R.Tolkien" (thus without any spaces) on cover, spine and title page (and half-title), but "J. J. R. Tolkien" in the blurb on the back. On/in a completely unrelated Dutch book of the same time, printing all spaces is the norm, inside and out, text and titling.

Come we to the early 1980s, and it's "J.R.R. Tolkien" on blurb, half-title, copyright page (It was "Tolkien" with the T extending over the other letters on cover and spine at the time). And that has been the norm ever since, extended to cover and spine. And it is the norm with unrelated Dutch books published at the same times.

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