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Re: The Tolkien Collector
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I'm not sure why Wayne and Christina have not mentioned it here, but they recently started a Blog, which I am sure will be of interest to everyone here.

http://wayneandchristina.wordpress.com/

Posted on: 2009/12/16 5:59


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Yet another signature

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-Tolkien-Cut ... ain_0?hash=item53deae63ac

but even with its 'guarantee', which is completely worthless in this context, does not look very good

Posted on: 2009/12/15 22:24


Re: Another Tolkien eBay Letter
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The watermark looks wrong as well to me in the final picture.

According to this article

http://www.conqueror.com/generic_cont ... erbrandsdouble%20page.pdf

on the Conqueror web site, up until 1970 the watermark had the tower and the words Conqueror and London. London was dropped in 1970, so this paper looks like it may have been made after 1970. The letter is dated 1962.

Posted on: 2009/12/11 9:55


Re: The wonders of eBay
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garm wrote:
What's wrong with the description of this item?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 82100&_trksid=p2759.l1259


I sent them an email via eBay having being galled by this section of the description of the item and garm's point "What's wrong with the description of this item?" and then having the cheek to put the following in the listing.

"Purchase with confidence ~ all books, ABA gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Don't miss this opportunity to obtain this much sought after and increasingly Scarce True UK First Edition for your collection!!!"

Dear dragoonbook,

I notice in the description of this item you refer to it as a "True UK First Edition". If you look at the second picture that you have posted and the fifth line from the top it states "Second Edition (fifth impression) 1951". The first four impressions of the book are first editions, this copy is a second edition as stated.
Regards Andrew


and they replied

Hello,

Thanks for your email. We will take this item down and relist it
properly. We apologize for our error.

Sincerely,

Tammy Brooks
Customer Service Manager, Dragoon Books


They did pull the auction.

Posted on: 2009/12/8 11:39


Jemima Hunt - Roverandom
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Jemima submitted some illustrations to Harper Collins for a new illustrated edition of Roverandom. I was suprised at this as it has only just been reprinted in "Tales from the Perilous Realm".

Christopher Tolkien turned her down.

"Tolkien
I heard back from the publishing director of Harper Collins - David Brawn recently regarding the Roverandom illustrations which were being considered for publication. It was up to Christopher Tolkien, (J. R. R. Tolkien's son) as to whether it would go ahead. Tolkien spoke very kindly of my illustrations but didn't feel they were suitable for his fathers work (this wasn't a suprise as he had turned away Tove Jansson).
He said:
"Jemima, on the other hand, paints to a wholly different vision, and one that I find intrinsically greatly preferable, but as an accompaniment to the actual tale of Roverandom as my father told it I'm not really enthusiastic."

It was a long shot, and although I am disappointed, I am extremely pleased that Christopher Tolkien took the time to look at my illustrations and spoke warmly of them and that Harper Collins felt them good enough to put forward to him."

http://jemimahunt.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... -request-and-tolkien.html

but she does have some of illustrations on her web site

http://www.jemimahunt.co.uk/roverandom.html.

I quite like them, it will be interesting to see what the final chosen illustrations will be like.

Posted on: 2009/12/7 1:39



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