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Auction for UK Lord of the Rings 1st editions
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Looks to be first impressions, but no dust-jackets and they may not be first impressions as you can't really tell from what is described by the auction house.

"Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: 1st Editions J R R Tolkien The Lord of the Rings Complete Set, The Fellowship of the Ring 1954, The Two Towers 1954 and Return of the King 1955. All published by George Allen & Unwin Limited. Hardcovers with red boards. (3 items)"

http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot ... ywordalertlive&utm_term=2

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Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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Urulöké wrote:
Trotter - are you saying the illustrator read the review before drawing the cartoon?

Thanks for the second reference to "beaks and feathers", there was something in the back of my mind but I couldn't find anything. That second mention seems like too close to the mark to be completely coincidence, in my mind. I don't feel like a book review in Newsweek would have such a large impact years later, though it is certainly possible. Perhaps there is something deeper going on that bears investigating further.


No, I was not suggesting that the illustrator read the review before drawing the cartoon, I think the illustrator read the book and used his imagination to draw the picture of what an Orc looked like.

Though I do think, that in 1958, the review and illustration from the 1954 Newsweek may have impacted the first film treatise of the book.

I also think that Zimmerman looked at whatever was available about the book when developing the first film treatise and this would have included US published reviews.

Posted on: 2/27 6:30:45

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Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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Yes, it looks like I made a mistake 9 years ago, the photo is from my copy of TB, but I also have a FGoH with a blue A&U sticker, so a possible excuse, but not a very good one

I am not that surprised that you got a copy of TB while the thread was on-going, I reopened the thread 3 years later.

Posted on: 2/26 4:15:13


Re: Silmarillion Price Stickers
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I have one as well, so your memory is not that bad

Posted on: 2/26 3:12:03


Re: Newsweek, 1954 - Fellowship cartoon
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I think they must have misread "the terrible feathered orcs (see cut)".

Tolkien clearly had no intention that Orcs had feathers. In Letters #210 from 1958, about Z(immermans) film treatment of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien wrote

"19. Why does Z put beaks and feathers on Orcs!?"

I wonder if Z got the idea of feathered Orcs from the Newsweek review and the illustration?

Posted on: 2/26 0:59:15

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