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Re: Tolkien & Baynes
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Haven't heard of the towel, interesting find.

Hammond (I wrote a long response and the board ate it, grrr, so now I am winging from memory) in Eii4 says the Baynes poster had 50 copies made marked as private press, 7500 copies made on normal paper (I forget the paper type, he is specific), and an unspecified number on glossy paper. An unknown number (possibly 0, Hammond never saw one) were also printed with Ballantine Books printed on the bottom and sent to the USA. Hammond also says that an unknown number were signed by Tolkien (with a water based ink so some smeared). No mention of Baynes signing them is made. Hammond's source is a GA&U memo circa 1970, so perhaps Deagol will find out more information during his research.

The Tolkienalia list from Beyond Bree (1992) does not mention any signed copies, but it's a sporadic source (great info on what it does list, but it is by no means a complete list).

Did Pauline do any special illustrations for Amon Hen or Mallorn issues (i.e. not just reprints of illustrations that appear elsewhere)?

Posted on: 2006/6/6 10:06
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Re: The History of the Hobbit
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I've added what I know to the Calendar section (main menu on the left) for this book. Just started playing with the Calendar last night, so let me know what I might be able to do to improve it.

Here's a quick link straight to the book in question:

The History of the Hobbit

Posted on: 2006/6/6 9:11


Re: Tolkien & Baynes
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There's a puzzle for the first one as well (The Map of Middle-earth).

Bilbo's Last Song (the poster) is actually the true first edition for that Tolkien poem. I don't have my Hammond at this computer to give the reference, but I thought that was an interesting tidbit.

There was a deluxe LOTR boxed set from Ballantine in the early 70's (larger trade paperback format) that had full color Baynes illustrations on each cover, and the Map on the box.

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Posted on: 2006/6/5 14:28


Re: Lord of the Rings Boxed Sets
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That truly is an awesome piece of bibliographical research, Deagol! I haven't seen an early boxed set recently, and don't have one on hand at the moment, but will pass on details of all future sets I see.

Parmastahir - I am working on a US paperback article for the site which should help you out. I have had fun in the past year or so looking for new/sealed boxed sets going back as far as the gold sigil set - haven't run across any BREM sets still in original shrinkwrap, but you never know! I doubt I'll find a green box still wrapped, though.

Deagol - I'd be interested to know if you have ever run across any early GA&U correspondence (while Tolkien was still alive) about The Silmarillion being planned in multiple volumes, as Clyde Kilby and others state in various correspondence from the late '60s.

Jeremy

Posted on: 2006/6/5 10:34

Edited by Rowns on 2006/6/5 11:11:50


A Tolkien Calendar site [Various links]
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Doesn't really cover the Peter Jackson movie editions, but is extremely complete otherwise.

The Compleat Gyde to Tolkien Calendars

Jeremy

Posted on: 2006/6/3 17:43

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 13:56:25
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