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Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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Do you have any more info on "Rayner's 'Publishing Tolkien' from Thornton's" as I have not heard of this before?

Andrew

Posted on: 2010/5/8 4:36


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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There's one by David Severn (David Unwin; Stanley's son, Rayner's brother), about his life with his father. The title escapes me; it's called something like "Life with my father". I'll try to find my copy.


I think I mentioned that one "Fifty Years with Father: A Relationship - David Unwin (GA&U)"

But I was not aware of the other two. Thanks

Posted on: 2010/5/8 0:01


Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
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I was hoping for some recommendations on books on the following areas

History of George Allen publishers

I am not really aware of any books that deal with the history of George Allen before Sir Stanley Unwin bought the company, though there is a chapter in George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer.

Wellinghall provided the following book

From Swan Sonnenschein to George Allen & Unwin Ltd -
Mumby, F.A. & Frances H.S. Stallybrass (GA&U)

History of George Allen & Unwin publishers

The books that I currently have which deal with this area are:

The Truth about a Publisher - Sir Stanley Unwin (GA&U)
The Publishing Unwins - Philip Unwin (Heinemann)
Fifty Years with Father: A Relationship - David Unwin (GA&U)
George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer - Rayner Unwin (Merlin Unwin)

Wellinghall provided the following booklet

Sir Stanley Unwin: The Celebration of his 80th Birthday and Golden Wedding Day; with allusions to 50 years of George Allen & Unwin Ltd under his direction; 40 years on the Executive of The International Publishers Association; and 30 years on The British Council - Booklet

Findegil provided the following pamphlet

Fifty Years of Publishing Books That Matter - Unknown Author (GA&U)

and I would probably also include

The Truth about Publishing - Stanley Unwin (GA&U) though not dealing exclusively with George Allen & Unwin

History of Unwin Brothers printers

The Printing Unwins : a short history of Unwin brothers, the Gresham Press, 1826-1976 - Philip Unwin (GA&U)

Does anyone have any other recommendations?

Andrew

Posted on: 2010/5/7 23:09

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Re: "Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography"
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The Finn book is not by Tolkien - it's by R.A. Williams. This copy comes from Tolkien's library, and has his ownership signature.


This particular book also has some other hand-writing under Tolkien's signature, possibly to remind Tolkien about the quality of the book.

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Posted on: 2010/5/4 22:31


1963 Deluxe LOTR Clamshell case
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My copy of the 1963 3 volume Deluxe LOTR is very fragile and I was looking for a means to give the boxset some additional protection. The slipcase is splitting and has quite a bit of damage to the excellent Pauline Baynes illustrations.

David Miller at the Tolkienbookshelf.com designed a clamshell case for me that covers the original slipcase and books.

I was very pleased with the results and attach some pictures.

More pictures are available at the Tolkien Bookshelf.

http://www.tolkienbookshelf.com/?page ... 8023512db5014e355737abbcb

Trotter

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