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Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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I'm going to reopen this old post based on remy's comments and the fact that David Miller now posts on the forum based on comments in this post

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... =ASC&type=&mode=0&start=0

Three questions.

1 - It looks like the 50 copies were not all lost, as garm appears to own a copy and David may also have a copy.

2 - Are we any further in establishing publishing order for these items than the last post in September 2008?

3 - Where did the 12 marbled boards copies come from?

It would be nice to get some answers but I think Khamul's comment is very apt in this case.

The printing numbers & history regarding Rayner's The Making of the Lord of the Rings produced by Wim is also quite complicated. I'm not sure if Wim can quite remember!

Posted on: 2010/5/11 10:17


Re: English, A Literary Foundation Course
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remy is quite correct, there were three impressions of the Fowler Hobbit book, details below.

http://web.archive.org/web/2007101418 ... tails.php?reference=21500

Posted on: 2010/5/10 22:17


Re: English, A Literary Foundation Course
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Did it originally have a dustjacket?


I don't know not having seen a copy of this book, but nearly all GA&U hardbacks of the time had dust jackets, especially if the book is cloth bound.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 12:58


Re: At It Again
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Clearly a fake, almost certainly originating from Lymington, Hampshire in the UK.

If anyone actually buys this item and leaves feedback then they will get an email from me informing them about the item and its pedigree.

Posted on: 2010/5/10 3:50


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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The printing numbers & history regarding Rayner's The Making of the Lord of the Rings produced by Wim is also quite complicated. I'm not sure if Wim can quite remember!


My copy of The Making of the Lord of the Rings booklet is unnumbered, a later printing than garms, but I seem to remember that it was limited in some way.

The information in the The Making of the Lord of the Rings booklet and the Remembrancer are very similar. The booklet is much easier to get hold of than the book as well and will fill in some of the information from the book.

Posted on: 2010/5/9 22:50



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