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Spot the books
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I was watching a BBC TV Series called An Island Parish about a Priest in the Falkland Islands, you can see it here if in the UK.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... klands-1-in-the-beginning

but all the years spotting Tolkien books made them jump out :)

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Posted on: 3/28 4:44:56


Re: The Hobbit 1954 (US) - Fore and Water?
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This is mentioned on page 22 of J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne G. Hammond assisted by Douglas A. Anderson

It first occurred in the UK 5th Impression (1951) and was fixed in the UK 7th Impression (1955). As the US editions are bound from UK copies they have the same faults.

Posted on: 3/26 2:01:40


Humphrey Carpenter on Tolkien
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BBC Radio 4 Extra 4 o'clock show 25th March 2015

Keep It in the Family, Giles Andreae and Tolkien Reading Day

Mel Giedroyc with the room that gave birth to Tolkein's (sic) Middle Earth, the Inheritance Tracks of author Giles Andreae and David Hayman reads A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nf4t3

The clip starts at 26:30 and lasts for 4 minutes. It features Humphrey Carpenter talking about Tolkien's study in Oxford. The clip was originally on a Radio 4 programme called a Room with a View which was 15 minutes long.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2005/ ... o-watch-room-with-a-view/

Posted on: 3/25 23:43:18

Edited by Trotter on 2015/3/26 2:21:51


Re: The Wonders of...
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I love the writing in the book, £45 for this edition, which should be about £0.49 with free postage

One of the pages of the ex-library copy has "down with skool" scribbled in it, suspect the writer probably did not read much of the book :(

eBay Item #171728713294

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Posted on: 3/22 12:22:15


Re: Dye Colour 1978 1st Impression 4th Edition UK Hobbit
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I have spotted a copy on ebay at the moment and that looks blue as well

eBay Item #251876976071

It looks like the printer (William Clowes) used the wrong colour dye, probably the dye that they were to use for The Silmarillion as they were printing this as well in 1977/1978.

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Posted on: 3/12 23:37:24



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