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Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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- Though, when it comes to paperback editions of The Hobbit, my number one choice has to be the Puffin Hobbit (1961) with the glorious wrap-around cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. A wonderful piece of work!


I also like the fact that I can read this paperback knowing that all the spelling mistakes (except one) have been corrected, after all what did a English Professor from Oxford University know This edition paperback is my reading copy of the book, but is in terrible condition compared with the copy shown.

Did Tolkien ever get an apology for this from Penguin Books? I agree with garm that the cover is excellent and it is a shame that it was never reused.Open in new window

Posted on: 2010/3/30 11:12


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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It has been re-listed, the comments about Christopher and his father have been changed from the original listing, a lot of the rubbish has been removed. I still don't understand why they posted it as it was in the first place, after all they are just trying to sell a book with a signed bookplate.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tolkien-SIGNED- ... tible?hash=item20b0342cc8

Posted on: 2010/3/28 21:24


Re: Tolkien Podcasts
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A new Tolkien at Oxford podcast

http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/oxitems/gene ... rd-audio&destination=poau

Talking Tolkien: The influences of Medieval Literature on the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

25 March 2010

Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova discuss the influences of medieval literature on the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Posted on: 2010/3/28 0:30


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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For people who have not read it, the interview with Barbara hosted on the Tolkien Collector's guide is very interesting.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/w ... x.php?page=Brem+Interview

She was put back in the same place she had been with The Hobbit, having the pressure to draw blind without seeing either book, “There wasn’t any time. They wanted them right away, and I had to draw all the covers at once.”


The Hobbit Tree in the picture is similar to Barbara's picture, you can't see in the picture from the programme above but it also has orange bulbs.

If you would like to see a lot more 'faux' Tolkien items then look at this appropriately named thread on the Lord of the Rings plaza, as they all seem to appear there.


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Posted on: 2010/3/28 0:09


Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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I acknowledge that my story is terribly uninteresting, especially compared to the stories already posted, which were all pleasant reads.


I found your story very interesting

I am working towards a decent Tolkien library. The only special/rare/collectible books I have so far are the modern special/deluxe editions. Possibly my favourite Tolkien books I own are three paperbacks of the LOTR ‘trilogy’, which I purchased at the age of nine. I took them everywhere so they are a little well used; creased and slight foxing. The feature I like about them is that they are the paperbacks with the Geoff Taylor cover artwork, which I find almost as captivating as the story itself.* Also the fact that they were my first Tolkien books.

*I am hunting another set of these paperbacks, in mint condition. I also once saw a set that were hardcover’s, in a foreign language I would be interested in having. If anyone can help me with these it would be much appreciated.


I assume you mean this set (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/html/lotr-sc-hc_8.htm). It is nice to still be able to get to some of the pages on Deagol's site.


They are very common on eBay, here are a few current auctions but there are a lot more if you look.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/The-Lord-of-the ... oks_2?hash=item3a59327110

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TOLKIEN-J-R-THE ... ks_EH?hash=item439e337738

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tolkien-LORD-OF ... ks_UK?hash=item3359cdbdd9

The same picture is also used on the cover of the later copies of the Journeys of Frodo - An Atlas of J R R Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS By Barbara Strachey

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Journey-of-Frod ... on_GL?hash=item23061323ca

You can also buy the original paintings and signed prints from Geoff's website

http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/gal ... r-art/art/fellowship-ring
http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/gal ... /cover-art/art/two-towers
http://www.geofftaylor-artist.com/gal ... cover-art/art/return-king

Posted on: 2010/3/27 23:56



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