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First UK Deluxe Edition of the Lord of the Rings
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I have two sets of these and in both cases The Two Towers seems the worse for wear than the other two books, this seems to replicated in other copies for sale. You can see this in a picture from a current ebay sale below.

Deagol does not mention it in this article that I can see.

I am interested in any ideas as why one of the three books tends to have suffered more over time than the others?

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Posted on: 5/4 4:43:05

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Re: New Book Releases
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Stu wrote:
Daniel Grotta almost certainly had fair use doctrine on his side when it came to reprinting his (non-contentious but unauthorised) biography, but he chose not to out of fear of the Estate and its alleged nastiness when he first wrote it.


I am just looking at my copy of his non-contentious biography

"For a time, Mabel Suffield had tried to teach Christianity to the Sultan of Zanzibar's harem."

Did Daniel Grotta think or believe this statement was correct when he wrote it, he gives no clues as to any evidence that he may have had access to, or did he just make it up?

This quote was used by William Ready in the The Tolkien Relation and some people today still think it is correct

I am not a fan of any books that make up items about J.R.R. Tolkien and his family, that readers may believe are true

Posted on: 5/2 4:47:19

Edited by Trotter on 2015/5/2 5:07:04
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Re: New Book Releases
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Urulöké wrote:
As I said before, interesting.... from the introduction (page iv): "To put it bluntly, we can say what we like about him and there is nothing that anyone can do about it."


Not a very good way of advertising your book, we can make up what ever we like about Tolkien in our book :(

I have contacted the Tolkien Estate to make them aware of this title and the comments from the authors.

Posted on: 5/1 5:20:29

Edited by Trotter on 2015/5/1 5:35:32


Re: Ted Smart Boxset
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Thanks I should have checked that

My shrink-wrapped copy has Ted Smart, embarrassingly in rather large writing, on the base of the box-set.

Now to find a non Ted Smart set

Hopefully Deagol will update

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Posted on: 4/24 3:24:01

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Ted Smart Boxset
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How do you tell the difference between these two box-sets of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings? Is Ted Smart mentioned on the slipcase or in the books?

HarperCollins edition
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=87340

Ted Smart edition
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=87360

Posted on: 4/24 3:08:52



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