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Re: Complete Guide vs. Complete Companion?
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As an additional note - I tend not to use Foster/Tyler any more because I have been spending much time in the Reader's Guide and Reader's Companion volumes from Scull/Hammond. Well worth getting! Not exactly the same purpose, though.

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Re: Complete Guide vs. Complete Companion?
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For my personal copies (not the most recent editions), I much prefer Foster's guide, as every entry has page references to the original source. Tyler doesn't do that (again, in my copy - perhaps a more recent edition has added this).

[Edit: If helpful, you can "look inside" the Tyler volume for an idea of what it contains on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2jM1d0B ]

I tend not to use these references much any more. Either/both are good to have, though, in my opinion.

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Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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All I can add to the conversation is that the Wikipedia article & author have been referenced (with praise) by the article author Steven M. Frisby in Scull/Hammond's "The Tolkien Collector" issue #30, but I have not seen one of these orange bindings myself. I will keep digging to see if I can find out more.

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Re: Lydney Park copy on ABEBooks
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I went to check my copy, and realized that mine is fully trimmed so I can't answer definitively! I am pretty sure the deckle is correct though.

deckle edges - The natural rough and uneven edges of book pages when they have not been trimmed flush. The binding of handmade paper can also produce this decorative effect. Also known as uncut.

yapp - A style of binding where the edges of the paper extend beyond all three edges of a book. It is named after a London bookseller who invented it around 1860, and is mostly used for books of devotion and verse.

(above quoted from http://www.alibris.com/glossary/glossary-books )

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Lydney Park copy on ABEBooks
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Not a bad price on a copy over at ABEbooks currently, if anyone is looking for this title.


Report on the Excavation of the Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Site in Lydney Park, Gloucestershire

viii + 137pp, 52 plates inc folding + 28 figs, card, deckle page edges, 4to spine creased with 4cm tear at the base, edges creased with numerous tears, light foxing on prelims & page edges Lydney Park Temple comprises a Roman temple and villa complex built within an earlier Iron Age hill fort. In the Fourth century the southern half of the Iron Age site was occupied by a Romano-British temple complex. The article 'The name Nodens' is by J.R.R.Tolkien at his most abstruse and scholarly and is one of Tolkiens earlier publications. Bookseller Inventory # 59143

£ 100.00 (approx $130 USD) plus shipping

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