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Tolkien Bookshelf has signed 'The Finn Episode in Beowulf'
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Ran across David Miller's (The Tolkien Bookshelf on ABE) listing for the following two items:


This offering is for two seperate books, 'Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography' by J.R.R. Tolkien, and 'The Finn Episode in Beowulf' by R.A. Williams. The Finn Episode in Beowulf is signed by J.R.R. Tolkien to the front free endpaper 'Tolkien' in his distinctive early (1920's) style, with the 3 dots below. Further down the page, in pencil, in what looks to be Tolkien's writing, 'A very bad book'. Very likely from Tolkien own library, with a small Blackwell Booksellers, Oxford sticker to the bottom of the front endpaper. Slightly browned, original cloth, Cambridge University Press 1924. This copy has some scattered foxing mainly on the half title page. Also included with this book is the offprint from the Review of English Studies, Vol. 1. No. 2 April, 1925, 'Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography' by J.R.R. Tolkien. Original printed wrappers, margins a little creased and slightly faded, printed by Sidgwick & Jackson, London 1925. This copy is in Very Good condition, no foxing or writing, only fault to note is the rounding of the fore edge from being incorrectly shelved, and bending around the accompanying book. An unusual opportunity to acquire two items for the discerning Tolkien Collector.

$4000


http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/ListingDetails?bi=1079360552

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Posted on: 2008/3/30 20:44
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Re: Quiet in here
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I've been completely swamped for almost a month now (it seems you noticed, since you started this thread. ). Too much to do for the day job recently (including a week in Hong Kong and China), as well as ramping up to take over the fulfillment responsibilities for the Mythopoeic Society Press.

So, I really wish I could make the ADC event! Maybe next year. Hopefully my job will bring me to the UK soon anyways (or even Belgium to visit Beren) but I only know what I am doing next week at best, making plans further away seems fruitless.

I'll take this opportunity to ask what people want to see more of around here - I've been poking under the hood for the Guide database (minor changes to content and the look and feel), posted a few articles/interviews, etc. Do you use the News section? Does that belong in the forum as well as a category, rather than a completely different menu structure? Does anyone use the Tolkien Online RSS feed experiment? Etc. Any feedback welcome.

Posted on: 2008/3/26 12:37
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Wrebbit - Meduseld/Golden Hall 3-D puzzle pieces
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Can anyone help Tim? Post here or contact me if you have this puzzle. Thanks!





I moved recently and lost the 2 horned helmet pieces that are atop the pillars at the front of the building. If anyone has them, can they ... send me a xerox copy, so I can replace them. Thanks. Hasbro bought Wrebbit in '05 and is no help as the puzzle is discontinued.

Posted on: 2008/2/15 11:01
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Hobbit 3rd/2nd UK for sale
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I received this offer today - followup directly with Jon if interested.

Third Edition, 1966-second impression, 1966, George Allen &Unwin, printed in Great Britian by Lowe and Brydone (PRINTERS) LTD, LONDON, The price of gasoline to push my bit hunk of metal called my truck is going sended me to the POORHOUSE!!!!!!!!!! Looking for interested collector.

contact jonpeterchristoff@telus.net

Posted on: 2008/2/14 11:33
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Carl Hostetter eBay auctions running
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Some nice items from Carl... he mentioned to me that 10% of whatever the sale price is will go to Catholic Relief Services.





Posted on: 2008/2/14 11:24
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