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Simon Tolkien Interview
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I found this (short) interview with Simon (grandson of JRR) touching.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/stel ... 57bf02ec6d3c60c1b15dd7545

Posted on: 9/3 22:47:27
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Re: Hobbit, LOTR, and languages of Tokien's middle earth books query
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Hi Terra-Anne, Welcome and thanks for posting! The two hardcovers are nice, later printings of "collector's editions" that were available for a long, long time. There's not too much resale value in any of them as collectibles, though they are nice books and certainly worth holding on to or passing on to someone as a gift. They have great quality paper for reading. They are both fourteenth printings of their respective editions.

The Ruth Noel book is a fun read, but has been supplanted over the years with much more accurate information published in various places. It is a sixth printing.

These a nice books to have in your collection!

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Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket
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I PMed you, Khamûl in regards to the information source. It is reliable.

I do agree that the impressions seem not to have been marked in the books by the printer.

I don't have definitive news on the PB bound as hardcover. Also I don't have one myself to look at in detail. Could someone provide a pic of the copyright page?

Based on what I heard from HC and what has been said here, I would venture a guess that the second impression of the Hb is the rebound PB. Just a guess though.

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Re: A humble introduction
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Welcome Finduriel! That is a wonderful collection it sounds like.

Lots of questions and enquiries are of course quite welcome. As Trotter says, feel free to post as many as you like.

Posted on: 8/26 8:54:05
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Books for sale
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If interested, let me know (reply here, PM, email all fine). I'll consider all reasonable offers for the books, and charge actual shipping to you if we reach an agreement. Pictures of any can be provided on request.

My hosting annual bill is due Sep 2nd, so help me out!

The Plants of Middle-earth, by Dinah Hazell. Kent State University Press, 2006. 1st. Brand new (very fine/very fine).

Smith of Wootton Major. 1st UK. Rubbing to edges, spine slightly cocked and faded. VG-.

Smith of Wootton Major. 1st US. Minor age toning to dustjacket, some very small closed tears and rubbed corners on dustjacket, dustjacket spine corners worn away. Not price clipped. Book is near fine (very minor rubbed corners).

Tolkien Quest - Night of the Nazgûl. "A solo fantasy role playing adventure" Iron Crown Enterprises. 1985. Paperback. Map present but detached. Minor rubbing to some extremities, front cover creased at spine from being opened quite far. Very good.

C. S. Lewis Chronicles, by Colin Duriez. Near fine condition. Signed by the author. Paperback.

Il Signore Degli Anelli - La Compagnia dell'Anello (Fellowship of the Ring, Italian translation). Paperback, Bompiani, 2001. 88-452-9040-9. Near fine.

Le Seigneur Des Anneaux - The Retour du Roi (Return of the King, French translation). Paperback, Folio Junior, 2000. VG+.

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