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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

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Posted on: 2010/5/3 0:55


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


Re: Simon and JRR photo
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Ardamir wrote:
Great, thanks for that, Trotter. But can that really be Simon? He looks just as tall as his grandfather.


I'm going to have to point you towards a Wikipedia article on "Perspective", take note of the first point below

Simon is a distance in front of his Grandfather.

The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:

* Smaller as their distance from the observer increases
* Foreshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of sight are relatively shorter than dimensions across the line of sight


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_%28graphical%29

Posted on: 2010/5/1 5:02

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/1 5:55:51
Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/1 6:03:47
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