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Quest for Middle-earth review added
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I've added a page to the Guide for the new book released last month, Quest for Middle-earth by Dirk Vander Ploeg. I also got permission from Jason Fisher to use his review of the book, which is included in the Guide page.

Also, I added Jason's blog to the Tolkien Online section of the Guide. In his words, "I've recently started my own blog. I talk about J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S Lewis, the Inklings; J.K. Rowling, Alan Garner, and others, and fantasy literature in general; language, linguistics, philology, and so forth -- plus occasional other things."

His blog can be found here: Lingwë.

Thanks, Jason!

Posted on: 2007/6/12 14:13
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Re: Hobbits
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I ran across this ebay auction with clear pictures that the seventeenth impression (1967) also has the Hill illustration. Outside the range you were looking for, but seemed like it might be useful anyways.

I don't have my Bibliography or Annotated Hobbit in front of me - the 17th impression shows the 15th impression (3rd edition) was published in 1966. Which year is correct?

Posted on: 2007/6/7 23:59
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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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I fixed the posts count for now, but we may lose them again until I can patch a bug that is triggered by a spammer in the news comments section. It's an easy patch to get the counts back, but I want to take my time on core changes so we don't lose anything key on the site.

Posted on: 2007/6/3 2:05
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Re: Dodgy Children of Hurin Bookplates on Ebay
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That COH / Hobbit combo certainly does look to be a fake. One thing to keep in mind - I know of zero instances that the bookplates were put into books other than The Children of Hurin.

There are US trade editions with bookplates, and British trade editions and a handful of British Deluxe editions. There were no loose bookplates that I know of.

If you look at that dodgy auction image, even the helm emblem looks like it was scanned in at very low resolution - the lines are very fat and smudged compared with the fine thin lines in the original bookplate:

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Posted on: 2007/6/1 13:44
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Hey all,

I've had at least one person ask about the banner "ads" shown at the top of pages on TCG.

I put a couple of banners up there for sites that I liked that seemed relevant. It seems to be working just fine, and getting enough interest that I want to open it up to other sites.

It's all free. If you have a site that you think is relevant enough to TCG readers and have some banner artwork ready (468 x 60 preferred, static images only), just drop me a note and if I approve it, I will add it into the rotation. Feel free to recommend other sites even if you are not the site owner, and if it looks interesting I will contact the site admin.

Posted on: 2007/5/31 17:26
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