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Children of Hurin Bookplates (Quantities and Editions)
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I am interested in trying to find out quantities for bookplates in the Children of Hurin.

According to Reuters (A spokeswoman for HarperCollins, the British publisher of Tolkien's works, said Christopher had signed 750 copies of the book at his home in France.) http://in.today.reuters.com/news/news ... JONC_0_India-294592-1.xml

In New York 450 were meant to be available, and 50 were meant to be available in London, which totals 500, so 250 are 'missing'. I was at the London signing and I think they actually had about 200 bookplates which leaves 50 for publicity purposes (competitions, etc.).

This should give a more accurate idea of the rarity of these editions, if people agree with these numbers.

In London you could buy both the Deluxe and Ordinary Edition with bookplates in them, was this the same in New York? If so I am suprised that no bookplate Deluxe Editions have yet appeared on Ebay. Also in London, Alan Lee was in most cases (though not in all) signing on the title page and not the bookplate, so Christopher's signature is right at the top of the bookplate, he lelf space for Alan to sign as in the New York bookplates.

Posted on: 2007/4/18 5:53
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Re: Children of Húrin review at TimesOnline.com
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This one is even worse, just a rehash of the original anti-Tolkien reviews, suprised he does not mention 'Boys own tale'

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.u ... iction/article1639071.ece

Posted on: 2007/4/15 5:17
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Re: Visions of a Lost Realm
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I am going to be there on Monday. The pictures in the book are excellent so I am really looking forward to seeing the originals, and hopefully getting Alan to doodle some pictures in my books.

Posted on: 2007/4/12 16:04
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Re: Children of Hurin released early
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I agree it can spoil it, but I wonder what the Estate could have done to stop this, booksellers have the book and they want to sell it, and it is in a lot of stores. They don't really care about arbitary deadlines.

I hope that people like me who do have the book, do not spoil it for people who don't, we'll see.

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Re: Children of Hurin released early
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That's interesting, I am sure that Foyles will have got into serious trouble with the Tolkien Estate for selling the book before the embargo.

I hope that the Tolkien Library is taking orders for books and delivering on Tuesday so they do not also get into trouble for breaking the embargo.

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