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2nd Impression GA&U Return of the King Wrapper
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I just saw a copy of this book on Ebay and noticed that the 2nd Impression Return of the King had "Second Impression" printed on the spine of the dust-wrapper.

My first edition copies of the LOTR in dust-wrappers don't have any indication of the Impression on the Spine, so I was interested to see if anybody knows how long this practice went on for and which impressions were involved?

2nd Impression Return of the Ring Wrapper

Andrew

Posted on: 2008/11/4 11:00


The Wit and Wisdom of John Howe
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Very interesting interview with John Howe both from his own web site and the LOTRplaza.com.

The Wit and Wisdom of John Howe

Posted on: 2008/11/1 0:09


Re: Lewis Carroll & Tove Jansson - Alice in Wonderland -1st
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If you are interested in the Reverend Dodgeson (sic) book as Lewis Caroll and have never seen the original hand written and drawn version of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, then have a look at the Turning The Pages project by the British Library, if you have the right software installed you can zoom in and see every page in the book.

Windows XP or Vista version with .Net installed

If the link above does not work on your PC try this one

Andrew

Posted on: 2008/10/28 13:42


Re: Tolkien signature
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I entirely agree. Nearly every time the question of fake signatures comes up on this board, Ebay's failings are discussed.

The terrible forgery that Rown's spotted earlier in this thread sold, even though I reported it as a fake (Ebay ignore this) and we now find that live auctions can not be removed once listed.

I wonder if the Tolkien Estate could get Ebay to remove counterfeit signatures quickly when reported, using the Ebay Vero program, as we know that Christopher Tolkien resents the sale of these items. I hope that they have trademarked his signature as well.

http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/T ... acy-on-the-Web-64778.html

Posted on: 2008/10/21 21:59


Re: Tolkien signature
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For completeness I have checked Bloomsbury's website

246. Tolkien (J.R.R., author and philologist … Typed Letter signed to a female ?member of … (details)
estimate: £300 – £400

unsold

Posted on: 2008/10/20 10:51



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