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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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The changes may be a result of the size of the dust jacket changing between the 1/1st, 1/2nd and later printings, but also the printer changed.

A company called FGS printed the first two impressions and then J. Howell for the later printings.

In Deagol's article, I cannot see anymore about FGS or what the initials mean?

Does anyone know?

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/earlyhobbits.php

Posted on: 7/11 23:08:17


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Mark Terry from Facsimile Dust Jackets L.L.C. (http://www.facsimiledustjackets.com/cgi-bin/fdj455/index.html) has updated his 1937 UK Hobbit facsimile dust jackets, but not the pictures on the website yet.

This is the new version, scanned from an original dust jacket, also shown below, for sale at a ridiculously stupid price from Peter Harrington (£100000).

http://www.peterharrington.co.uk/rare ... r-there-and-back-again-7/

The colour reproduction is not exactly the same, but I actually prefer the darker blue and green, as these are closer to Tolkien's original drawing for the dust jacket.

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Posted on: 7/11 10:19:45

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/11 10:30:36
Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/11 10:31:44
Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/11 10:38:37


Re: The Wonders of...
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Somewhat overpriced.

eBay Item #181460126708

Posted on: 7/8 11:59:07


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Mark Terry will be recreating both the first and second facsimile Hobbit dust jackets to correct the problem with the runes that have been discovered.

It does appear to affect every copy that he has sold to date.

If you have a facsimile dust jacket and want to check them it is easy to do so, by looking at the lower right hand corner at the images below.

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Posted on: 7/8 4:58:33

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/8 5:11:34


Re: Possible unpublished Tolkien letter
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I am also happy to help if people have problems ordering the magazine.

Posted on: 7/7 9:38:19



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