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Re: The wonders of eBay
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Have a look at this auction

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LORD-RINGS-Tolk ... t=Antiquarian_Collectible

The pictures show the terrible neglect that these books have gone through, pretty much everything that could be wrong is wrong in these sorry examples. How do you arrive at USD $3000 for this set

and they have picked an appalling and highly unreadable font for the listing

Posted on: 2010/8/26 5:10


Re: BBC Archive Video from 1968 - Tolkien in Oxford
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Khamul I did not have time to watch it before I posted, but I have now. It's Tolkien in Oxford without the student quotes and a lot of Tolkien. Rayner Unwin was so right in his comments on posterity

Watch the original Tolkien in Oxford instead, I'd love to know why at the end of the Tolkien in Oxford TV programme they take off in a helicopter and fly around Oxford for about three minutes, when

Posterity is also the poorer for the loss of a large quantity of film that was discarded at the cutting-room stage and has subsequently disappeared.

Posted on: 2010/8/25 11:26


Re: BBC Archive Video from 1968 - Tolkien in Oxford
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Another BBC programme that contains an interview with Tolkien. This is only viewable in the UK though.

Series looking at the story of the British novel in the 20th century, told by those who know it best - the authors themselves.

The second part marks the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the atomic age, with humanity now having the power of world destruction. What WH Auden coined the Age of Anxiety had begun. The holocaust and the nuclear cloud dominated the sensibility of the period and as political tensions worsened, the mood of anxiety, horror and fear of possible armageddon intensified. A new generation of novelists were on hand to confront and articulate this age - the period that reaffirmed realism was also the period of its dissolution.

Broadcast on:
BBC Four, 9:00pm Monday 23rd August 2010
Duration:
60 minutes
Available until:
9:59pm Monday 6th September 2010


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... f_Anxiety_%2819451969%29/

Posted on: 2010/8/24 22:42


Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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1) 1963 deluxe box-set with Pauline baynes art. 2) 1992 lotr green box-set signed by Alan Lee and limited to 250 copies 3) The deluxe folio editions


I agree with garm, but having the single volume LOTR Deluxe signed by Alan Lee and the the three volume LOTR Deluxe set signed by Alan Lee, I prefer the single volume set.

It goes without saying that my current favourite book in my collection is the 1982 Super Deluxe Silmarllion, just wish it was numbered less than 100

Posted on: 2010/8/24 11:50


Re: Different ISBN on DJ and copyright page [Morgoth's Ring]
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It has the same ISBN in the pictures as my copy?

By looking at tolkienbooks.net, the title page shows the incorrect ISBN, further details below

http://web.archive.org/web/2007082309 ... oks.net/html/home10_0.htm

The dust jacket has no price so may be a Book Club Edition as in my earlier post.

Posted on: 2010/8/24 11:41



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