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Re: Number of books?
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As I only have a limited space for books, I only have about 500 Tolkien Books, so I have had to go for quality rather than quantity, something that I'm sure that a lot of other board members have also done

Posted on: 2010/6/23 12:59


Re: The wonders of eBay
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I noticed this auction today

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-Tolkien-Hob ... ks_UK&hash=item5888593a29

It is nice to be able to refer to such excellent resources as "J.R.R. Tolkien - A Descriptive Bibliography" by Wayne G. Hammond and Douglas Anderson and send them an email stating

"I noticed you listed this item as "leather bound", it is actually bound "in green imitation leather over boards" according to "J.R.R. Tolkien - A Descriptive Bibliography" by Wayne G. Hammond and Douglas Anderson Page 59, and is confirmed by looking at my copy.

Regards

Andrew"

I forgot to mention no dust wrapper

Posted on: 2010/6/21 11:05


Festival in the Shire Interview
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Beren has published a long interview with Mark Faith on his site about the Festival in the Shire

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... Festival_in_the_Shire.php

It has a quote from Mark that seems relevant to Wellinghall's thread on the number of books in your collection.

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

Often they are more concerned with the count of what they are collecting a neurotic sort of way than with what they are collecting and why? To me, these people aren’t true collectors, but have some compulsion.


I'm interested in what people think of some of Mark's other points in the article, such as his views on rarity, collectors and

Why did you decide to do this Tolkien festival in Wales?

Wales is where it all started. Tolkien’s very first inspiration was Welsh language and culture.

Posted on: 2010/6/20 0:22


Re: eBay: "J.R.R. Tolkien 1st LORD OF THE RINGS EXCLUSIVELY BOUND!"
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I think they are referring to the letter which originally came with this book and they make some amazing claims on the back of it.

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The letter states "black morocco and marbled boards as issued", except, as has already been pointed out, it is a privately rebound copy of the first UK paperback one volume edition and not as issued.

Posted on: 2010/6/11 22:36


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Was Tolkien ever very close to Bedford in the UK?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tolkien-Close-B ... ty_RL&hash=item27b27e5017

Posted on: 2010/6/11 12:08



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