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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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laurel wrote:
eBay Item #331762944741

Here is an odd item. The postcard found at the back of fireplace. Ok it is addressed to Tolkien and no doubt he handled it but is it worth more than a nominal amount? Not for me but maybe others think differently?


So either Edith or Ronald read it, and it was lost behind the fireplace. I would value it at about 50 pence, I assume that is what he is asking :)

He wants £795 for it, what a Numpty

The seller thinks it is Lin Carter who sent it, but no provenance is supplied for that suggestion, and I think there were a lot of people in 1960's, whose first name was Lin.

Posted on: 1/26 6:10:45

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Re: The Wonders of...
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Possibly for the Super Deluxe, not sure about the rest

Posted on: 1/9 5:10:47


Re: The Wonders of...
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It has been described in a slightly different way in the past, which I think clarifies three stamped dates at the front of the book and three at the rear.

"1937 1st edition, 1st impression. Very good book and jacket. Book has usual age related wear, but no serious damage. There are small rubber date stamps to the front and rear end pages, 3 each. We would say it belong to a private club library as there are no other indication of library stamps or excessive wear. The dust jacket has a 3 inch paper section missing from the rear top edge of the jacket. This could be restored, but we don’t recommend it. Overall, a very presentable copy and more affordable for the flaws mentioned. You could spend £35,000 plus just on this edition.".

I can't tell from the pictures if any leaves are missing at the front of the book, the page with 'First Published 1937' is the fourth page in the book.

Posted on: 1/8 0:20:46


Re: The Appendices of The Lord of the Rings
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I have just a look at Appendix F in the 1955 ROTK and the latest single volume ROTK that I have.

It would not be possible to use OCR to do a comparison like this as the page formatting is to dissimilar between the editions.

I noticed a couple of very minor issues, which look to be to a matter of editorial changes, rather than actual incorrect text in the latest edition.

As an example on page 1129 (line 17), the first edition has the word 'dealings' and the latest version says 'dealing'. I prefer 'dealings' as in the first edition, but both are correct, and it would not seem appropriate for any changes to be made in this case.

It is nice to see that it is only very minor areas like this that I have found and I have to say thanks to the efforts of Christopher Tolkien and the Estate, HarperCollins and Wayne and Christina for this.

I also think that the latest version is a much better reading experience than the first impression :)

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Re: Hobbit: Reset 3rd paperback ed 1979
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It appears that you have the Canadian version of the book.

From J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography by Wayne Hammond and Douglas Anderson.

"Published in Canada by Unwin Paperbacks with different lettering and a black background." - Page 57

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