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Re: The Wonders of...
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Jlong wrote:
I saw that one. Is it even possible to determine which edition that came from?


Not really, as the main clues would be on the flaps which have been cut off.

You can tell that it was a dust-jacket from a 2nd edition 1954 or later impression, from the George Allen & Unwin on the spine being typed and not hand-written, and it was no later than the last printing of the 3rd edition in 1975, as the size of the word Tolkien and Hobbit on the spine are smaller from 1978.

Posted on: 8/20 22:45:15


Re: Trotter's Profile
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Beren has updated my profile on his site, mainly just some newer pictures of the book shelves

Posted on: 8/20 10:27:34


Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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Khamûl was completely wrong, no offense whatsoever

Posted on: 8/20 10:00:36


Re: "Drawings by Tolkien" vs. "Artist & Illustrator"
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Khamûl wrote:
"Or is it simply a collector's item?"
... I'm not sure if I fully understand what those words, in that order, mean.

BH


I am also very unsure of what that means on a collector's forum.

Drawings by Tolkien is a catalogue of an exhibition held in 1976 and 1977 in Oxford and London of Tolkien's drawings and illustrations.

The catalogue has a small number of illustrations but mainly refers to the drawings on display in the exhibition in three sections

1 The Hobbit (most, if not all, of these would be in the Art of the Hobbit)
2 The Father Christmas Letters (most would be in the published books)
3 The Lord of the Rings (most, if not all, would be in Artist & Illustrator)

and also includes an introduction by Baillie Tolkien.

Posted on: 8/20 9:29:38


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A great opportunity to grab this eBay 'Acceptable' copy of the Hobbit, though the seller appears to have forgotten to mention that this item is by eBay terms 'Acceptable'.

He does not point out these salient facts, but gives some guidance for budding collectors, and in his excitement forgot to post any pictures of the ex-library stamps.

"THE HOBBIT BY J.R.R. Tolkien

worthy of any collection
11th impression
would make an excellent addition to any collector / fans collection

some sun marks as per pics and some spine lean, previous owners inscription to FEP, ex-library with stamps, damage to spice(sic) as per pics, some brown (age) spots and dusty page edges

worth much more than the asking price
low starting price, this value only likely to increase with the impending film release.
"

eBay Item #141373097390

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Posted on: 8/12 12:41:11

Edited by Trotter on 2014/8/12 13:08:49



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