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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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Re: Simon and JRR photo
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It does look like Tolkien is leaning on Simon though and that he has three hands.

Posted on: 2010/5/1 22:28


Re: Festival in the Shire (August 2010)
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Mark, I will answer this when a check something out which I've not had a clear answer on.


"I have a question -

>Festival in the Shire is a three day event that will cater to the diverse interests of collectors, academics and those who simply enjoyed the books and films. It will be held in the heart of ‘Tolkien country’, Machynlleth the ancient historical capital of Wales, with its rich Celtic traditions and stunning location in the hills.<

Can I respectfully ask - in what way is Machynlleth 'the heart of Tolkien country?"


Mark, we are still waiting for your answer to garm's question!!!!

Posted on: 2010/5/1 6:29



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