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Another Tolkien Signature?
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What do you guys think of this one?

Signed Beowulf on eBay

It has a nice image of the dedication, so lots of handwriting to see.

Posted on: 2008/10/29 11:19
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Bloomsbury Book Auction on 30 October 2008
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Bloomsbury has the following items coming up in their sale "Important Manuscripts, Printed Books and Original Artwork" on 30 October 2008.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Viewing beforehand on
Tuesday 28th October from 9.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 29th October from 9.30am-8.00pm
Thursday 30th October from 9.30am-12.30pm

83. Tolkien (J.R.R.) .The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, first impression, frontispiece, plate and 8 illustrations by Tolkien, map endpapers, original decorative cloth, slight shelf-lean, dust-jacket with ms. correction on lower inside flap, spine very slightly darkened, fraying to spine ends with minor loss, a few very minor chips, slight loss to foot of upper panel near spine, insect damage partly affecting fore-edge joints and edges of inner flaps, ink signature on upper inside flap, 8vo, 1937.
Estimate: £6000 - £8000
***Despite the defects mentioned, this is still a very good example of the dust-jacket with both panels and spine bright..


84. Tolkien (J.R.R.) .The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., first editions, first impressions, vol.III third state with sagging text and printed ‘4’ on p.49, maps, ink name on front free endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets, vol.I with closed tear ascending from spine onto upper panel and ink flecking to foot of upper panel, vol.I & III with small closed split at foot of spines, rubbed at lower corners, slightly frayed and creased at spine ends, light surface marking, overall an attractive set, 8vo, 1954-55.
Estimate: £6000 - £8000
***Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, the inspiration and template for many subsequent writers within the fantasy genre..

Posted on: 2008/10/25 21:57
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Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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So... how many collectors here have smart phones now (a phone with a web browser in it)?

I must say, having one available when I am out shopping not only means that I can have access to Amazon, addall.com, eBay, and other sites to check availability and prices, but also it is sort of what I envision the Guide moving towards as an online resource.

And I love all the posts about moving your collections! I haven't moved in years now, but before this house I used to move at least once a year (renter in a very volatile market.) Thankfully all of the moves were quite local and I had access to both places for a while, so I could carefully pack a few boxes at a time and carry them myself from one place to another.

Posted on: 2008/10/25 21:23
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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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I am really looking forward to seeing the 2009 calendar. Just as a side note, Anthony mentioned that he has a few of the 2008 calendar left for those who missed out on it. Great artwork, and a great collectible too! Just get in touch with him if you are interested at

http://www.herenistarion.org

Posted on: 2008/10/25 21:14
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Re: Bulgarian books section updated
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Still a good point - the "Book" section used to be category headings, but I combined all the little tables into one big one so you could sort them by date if you wanted to. I added the volume names as I do think it is helpful on the main page as well as on the individual book pages. Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/10/22 22:00
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