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Re: Signed 1968 UK Paperback LOTR
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Thanks for all the replies, I still think that signing 100 books is 'a booksigning event' especially as it was for publicity purposes and is very similar to how publishers today market books.

Afterward, he autographed an interoffice memo for the driver who returned him to Oxford (this turned up on eBay last March)


Laurel bought this item, if I remember correctly.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 0:01

Edited by Trotter on 2011/1/3 6:02:30


Signed 1968 UK Paperback LOTR
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3 October 1968 Martin Blackman, Allen & Unwin home trade manager, brings to the Hotel Miramar at about 11.00 a.m. one hundred copies of the paperback Lord of the Rings for Tolkien to sign.

The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (page 733) by Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond


I was always under the impression that Tolkien did not do any book signings like modern authors but thanks to Wayne & Christina I now know that he did at least one.

Does anyone know anymore about these books and the use that they were put to by GA&U? I have heard that they were given to staff.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 3:06


Re: Your bookshelf
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If you don't have enough shelf-space, you can always try this US dealer's innovative approach.

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I found some more pictures of this bookstore (The Derby Square Bookstore, Salem MA) and an interesting quote

Last place you would want to be in an Earthquake


http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyst ... 99652917/with/1097283976/ (last half of the pictures)

Posted on: 2011/1/2 2:30

Edited by Trotter on 2011/1/2 4:40:05
Edited by Trotter on 2011/1/2 4:44:28


Re: Methuen Silmarillion - Blue Leather or Leatherette?
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I was very jealous of your signed copy when I saw it this year (it felt like leather to me)

Posted on: 2010/12/21 14:45


Re: Methuen Silmarillion - Blue Leather or Leatherette?
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As Deagol's site now states "bound in dark blue leather" (http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62110), I think we have a definitive answer, thanks all for your contributions

Posted on: 2010/12/21 13:13



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