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UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine
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I thought members might like to see some information from the UK Book and Magazine Collector magazine, on Tolkien and their guesses at valuations on books.

I have picked some of Tolkien’s books to give the prices for from the first copy that I have, July 1985, to the latest copy December 2005.

I will list the copies below that I have, if anybody is aware of any other editions that concentrate on Tolkien or the Inklings, then please post them?

Magazines

1 #17 July 1985 J.R.R. Tolkien With Complete Bibliography
2 #57 December 1988 J.R.R. Tolkien Current Selling Prices Reviewed
3 #95 February 1992 J.R.R. Tolkien With Complete UK Bibliography
4 #214 January 2002 J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’
5 #238 January 2004 Tolkien Special
- His Life & Works
- Survey of Current Values
- Full Bibliography/Price Guide
- The Tolkien Society

6 #263 December 2005 The Inklings (no prices given)

Book Values (two prices for UK VG books, without dust jacket in brackets), the numbers refer to the magazines above and the prices are the maximum quoted in the magazine.

Songs for the Philologists
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/philologists.php
#1 n/a(£250) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 n/a(£150) #4 n/a(n/a) #5 n/a(£4000)

The Hobbit (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21100
#1 £600(£150) #2 £2800(n/a) #3 £2000+(n/a) #4 £18000(£6000) #5 £25000(£10000)

The Hobbit (Second Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=21100
#1 £100(£20) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £500(n/a) #4 £2500(£600) #5 £5000(£1500)

The Fellowship of the Ring (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41100
#1 £400(£50) #2 n/a(£47.50) #3 £500(n/a) #4 £4000(£1000) #5 £4000(£1000)

The Two Towers (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41110
#1 £250(£40) #2 n/a(£47.50) #3 £400(n/a) #4 £3500(£800) #5 £3500(£800)

The Return of the King (First Impression)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=41120
#1 £250(£40) #2 £250(£47.50) #3 £300(n/a) #4 £3000(£800) #5 £3000(£800)

The Lord of the Rings (Deluxe India Paper Edition 1969)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=45150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £50(n/a) #4 £100(n/a) #5 £2000(n/a)

The Silmarillion (Collectors Edition 1982, signed copy)
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62150
#1 n/a(n/a) #2 n/a(n/a) #3 £150(n/a) #4 £200(n/a) #5 £400(n/a)

£600 for a first impression Hobbit with dust jacket in 1985 looks to have been an awesome investment.

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Posted on: 7/16 1:04:10

Edited by Trotter on 2014/7/16 6:00:29


Tom Shippey Talk
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Tolkien Book to Jackson Script: The Medium and the Message

In this talk, Tom Shippey, the world’s foremost Tolkien scholar, charts the creative reshaping of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings into Peter Jackson’s award-winning trilogy of films. Professor Shippey was the literary consultant to Jackson and the actors as they worked on the films.

You can listen here

Posted on: 7/13 23:17:14


Re: The Wonders of...
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Probably not worth anything at all with pages missing.

"Please Note: pages 1057 to 1088 are missing in this copy. This is a binder's error, the pages were not removed and there is no evidence that they are gone until one does a close collation of the book."

eBay Item #131240751013

Posted on: 7/13 5:49:36


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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You may notice what looks like a mistake on Stu's facsimile dust jacket.

The word 'elves', on the front-flap of the dust wrapper, has two commas after it, instead of one.

This does appear on the 1946 dust jacket, it is not present on the 1942 or 1951 dust jackets, and indicates that the text for the 1946 dust jacket was probably reset, and this error occurred as part of the reset.

It was spotted and corrected for the second edition in 1951.

This is so far the only difference that I am aware of between the 1942 and 1946 Hobbits, the two differences mentioned in the Descriptive Bibliography (page 16), actually occur between the second and third impressions.

Posted on: 7/13 0:48:18


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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The changes may be a result of the size of the dust jacket changing between the 1/1st, 1/2nd and later printings, but also the printer changed.

A company called FGS printed the first two impressions and then J. Howell for the later printings.

In Deagol's article, I cannot see anymore about FGS or what the initials mean?

Does anyone know?

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/earlyhobbits.php

Posted on: 7/11 23:08:17



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