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What was the first copy of the Hobbit, LOTR and the Sil that you owned?
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I was looking at the first copies that I owned of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. I had read library copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings before I had my own copies.

I bought all three with Christmas money at the end of 1979 and they are

Hobbit Unwin PB, 3rd edition 1979
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=22000
Lord of the Rings Unwin PB, Film Tie-In Edition 1978, 2nd Impression.
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45450
Silmarillion Unwin PB, 1st Impression 1979
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62180

I only still have the paperback Silmarillion, lost the copy of the Hobbit, and my paperback LOTR had a fault and one leaf was repeated twice, so I binned it long ago.

What were your first copies?

Posted on: 2014/12/28 8:54

Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:08:30
Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:09:31
Edited by Trotter on 2014/12/28 9:50:02


Re: Poems from the Hobbit 1999
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I have the mini hardback version, which is a 2nd impression, and this is the only version that I am aware of and the ISBN number is correct on Tolkienbooks.net, they also have an ISBN13 number 9780261103894 on the back of the book which is not referenced on Tolkienbooks.net

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=25450

Having searched abebooks for these they are coming up as paperback but I think that is just listing errors, though if you are thinking of buying one, I would ask the seller to confirm that it still has the dust wrapper.

Posted on: 2014/12/28 0:43


Tolkien in Oxford TV documentary podcast
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"A discussion between Dr Stuart Lee and film & TV director Leslie Megahey on the BBC's 1968 documentary, 'Tolkien in Oxford', given at a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of Tolkien's academic and literary work and life in Oxford."

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/tolkien-oxford-bbc-1968

Online version of Tolkien in Oxford

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12237.shtml

Posted on: 2014/12/27 13:19


UK TV Repeat of Narnia's Lost Poet: The Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis
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This was on the TV in 2013 but in case you missed it like me, then it is on Tuesday the 30th December at 9pm on BBC 4 or later on the iPlayer.

"CS Lewis's biographer AN Wilson goes in search of the man behind Narnia - bestselling children's author and famous Christian writer, but an under-appreciated Oxford academic and an aspiring poet who never achieved the same success in writing verse as he did prose.

Although his public life was spent in the all-male world of Oxford colleges, his private life was marked by secrecy and even his best friend JRR Tolkien didn't know of his marriage to an American divorcee late in life. Lewis died on the same day as the assassination of John F Kennedy and few were at his burial; his alcoholic brother was too drunk to tell people the time of the funeral. Fifty years on, his life as a writer is now being remembered alongside other national literary heroes in Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner.

In this personal and insightful film, Wilson paints a psychological portrait of a man who experienced fame in the public arena, but whose personal life was marked by the loss of the three women he most loved.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03jrw5j

Posted on: 2014/12/27 12:10


Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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