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Re: Handwritten signed letter from Tolkien up for auction
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The final bid was $5069 plus 20% buyer's premium, so someone took this home for a tidy $6082.80.

Posted on: 2007/10/28 0:54
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Re: "signed" book on eBay
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[Update - Just after posting this I found Jason's post here as well. Gotta fix those anonymous postings so they come through automatically...]

One never knows.... I was of the same opinion as those voiced here (looks convincing, but that letter couldn't be written by CJRT...)

As it turns out, the letter and signature are authentic (though the seller is not whom the letter was written to.) For the whole story, read this interesting blog post and comments here:

http://lingwe.blogspot.com/2007/10/cops-are-in-full-chase-of-villains.html

The note and signed bookplates were originally sent to Carl F. Hostetter. Wish I got nice letters like that from Christopher...

Posted on: 2007/10/26 2:18
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Tolkien's works in other languages [Link]
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Adanedhel posted this as a comment in the Blog of Mazarbul but I thought it useful enough to add here where more people might read it.

A while ago, I started compiling a list of Tolkien’s works in various languages (whether the books were published or not) so that it could be used by collectors to find titles in those languages and use them for search on the internet (or just to see how ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, for instance, would sound in different languages). At first I started only with the Middle-Earth related books but now I decided to expand the list. It is far from complete, but I’m working on it. You can take a look at it here:

http://endorion.org/books/inotherlanguages.html

I’m also working on collecting translations of the Ring Verse and I’ll soon post it.

Posted on: 2007/10/24 16:47

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A Tolkienian Mathomium and James Dunning entries added
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I just finished reading A Tolkienian Mathomium by Mark T. Hooker (with illustrations by James Dunning) into the Guide database. I will have a review of the book written up soon, but it is a good read and a good reference, so go buy a copy if you haven't already.

Posted on: 2007/10/17 10:00
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Re: Parma Eldalamberon
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The other issues do show up again every now and then on the ELF website, when they do another printing. Christopher et al probably won't reprint an older one until they have cleared out the bulk of the #17 issues (a must-have, everyone get their hands on it. Stuffed full of primary Tolkien material publicly available for the first time.)

There is a copy of #8 on ABEbooks and a few other sites, for $12 right now. Other issues do show up occasionally there or on eBay (a bunch just ended, I am guessing it was those that caught your attention.)

I don't think I currently have additional copies of any issues, but I will check. Since there is no "wholesale discount", I tend not to try to keep spares on hand, as the more recent issues are (occasionally) available as back issues, and I'd have to ask more than list price.

Posted on: 2007/10/14 9:18
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