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Re: [WANTED] Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review (Volumes I - VI)
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Yes, Stu is more clearly making the point I was trying to make as well - the content is not what primarily drives us here, is it?

For book collectors, first printings of important material is a common item to collect. For more than a few volumes of Tolkien Studies, this applies.

While there is much less talk on the forums here between non-book collectors, there are significant communities of secondary material collectors - fanzines, doctoral theses, ephemera, [toys, calendars, movie props, etc.] and scholarly criticisms. Far be it from me to tell them in what form they should collect...

So to circle back on the start of the conversation - I am only disagreeing with this comment you said Khamûl: "I don't think they're worth physically collecting." I disagree, I do think they are worth physically collecting. You are not wrong in thinking as you do, which is why you don't collect them! I just happen to fall on the other side of this preferential fence.

Posted on: 1/31 17:12:07
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Re: [WANTED] Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review (Volumes I - VI)
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Khamûl, I have to disagree with you for these in particular. Some Tolkien Studies volumes are actually the first place that primary Tolkien material has been published, or for the first time in many many decades...

As for obtaining copies - eBay and asking around are probably your best bets, though as mentioned in that other thread many of the volumes are available digitally if you just want to read the material and not collect the physical books.

http://wvupressonline.com/tolkien_back_issue

Posted on: 1/31 15:55:14
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Re: Tolkien ALS discussing The Lord of the Rings available now through RR Auction
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Thanks for joining and sharing! I was just starting to work on a writeup for announcing this - you beat me to it! I saw you also have a TLS up for auction as well, but this ALS is incredible!

Posted on: 1/24 15:22:09
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Re: The Wonders of...
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Spotted this yesterday, what a horror! I've seen people on Facebook discussing this monstrosity too. My biggest complaint is the very unprofessional binding attempt (lumpy, not labeled well) but the condition of the innards doesn't entice me either.

eBay Item #261381347943

Posted on: 1/24 11:25:50
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Re: New Book Releases
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Here is the (early link) for the forthcoming Alan Lee illustrated one-volume 60th Anniversary edition as well.

From the description provided:
This new edition is housed in a special transparent slipcase and includes a brand new setting that features the definitive 50th anniversary text, which together with Alan’s beautiful paintings provides the reader with the ultimate edition with which to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the work’s first publication.




Posted on: 1/20 11:47:39
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