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Re: New Book Releases
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The Tolkien Society think it will be ready at the weekend, they have tweeted about it.

https://twitter.com/TolkienSociety/status/779030622190833664

I have had no confirmation of this from HarperCollins.

Posted on: 9/23 9:06:34


Re: New Book Releases
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Which Amazon are you getting it from?

The UK Amazon site states that is temporarily out of stock, which means that they should have had it delivered today but it wasn't and they don't know when it will arrive.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/00 ... age_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Posted on: 9/22 6:31:48


Re: New Book Releases
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I received this email from Amazon today, hopefully should not be a very long delay.

Hello,

We regret to inform you that the following items have been delayed:

Tolkien, J. R. R. "The Hobbit Facsimile First Edition"
Estimated arrival date: Unknown

Posted on: 9/21 22:07:51


Re: 1920 Oxford Out-College Tuition Accounts
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Morinehtar wrote:
Very interesting.

That notebook looks extremely well kept for being so old. What are the red numbers?


I would be amazed if anybody knew today what the red numbers meant, looks like some internal code system used by the college.

Posted on: 9/20 9:52:54


1920 Oxford Out-College Tuition Accounts
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John Garth has pointed out on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnGarthWriter/status/778210774665789440) that "The first documentary evidence of Tolkien's earliest teaching at Oxford is found in a college archive."

"It has long been claimed in Tolkien literature that, when Gordon came back from the war, he was taught by Tolkien at Univ. However, only this month someone contacted me for the first time to ask if there was any archival evidence for this claim.

There is. For much of the 19th and 20th centuries we have a succession of so-called 'Bursar’s Books'. These are annual volumes of accounts, which record many aspects of domestic income and expenditure, be it how much salary Fellows received, or exactly which College member occupied which room. These books also include records of payments made to tutors brought in from outside the College to teach our students. So when I consulted the Bursar’s Book for 1920 (ref. UC:BU3/F3/93), there appeared this entry for “Out-College Tuition” on page 257 showing Tolkien being paid £5 for English tuition in both Hilary and Trinity Terms - and in the Trinity Term it is explicitly stated that he was teaching E. V. Gordon."


http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/content/j-r- ... -and-univ-unexpected-link

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Posted on: 9/20 5:41:39



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