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Re: Folio Society Hobbit on eBay
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A great edition of this wonderful fantasy classic by JRR Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. This is the first deluxe edition, published by George Allen & Unwin in 1976; ie it is the first impression of this edition. Bound in black leather, it has a multi-cloured dragon on the front. However, please note that this copy lacks the slipcase, hence the low opening price.


Can you change the description please on eBay?, this book is not "Bound in black leather"

Posted on: 2010/3/31 12:54


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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I think we all know what Tolkien's response was , the one missed correction came from him after all (I am sure that he got crosser and crosser when looking through this copy of the book), but I still would like to know if he ever got an apology!

Penguin never got any more Tolkien books so clearly this caused huge problems for him and his publishers (GA&U).

Posted on: 2010/3/30 12:45


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



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