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Re: Greatest fantasy books
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What, Wellinghall, are you (broadly speaking) defining Fantasy as including? Fantasy in the early to mid-20th century was probably a little broader in definition than it is today; including such things as "Science-Fantasy" etc. (i.e. Sci-fi was viewed by some as sub-genre of Fantasy.) Horror, Weird, Supernatural fiction: can these be included?

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Posted on: 2010/8/29 11:18
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Re: BBC Archive Video from 1968 - Tolkien in Oxford
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Did you actually watch this at the time Trotter? The comment (at the very end of the Tolkien segment) about escapism! --grrr...

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Posted on: 2010/8/25 10:53
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Re: My bookshelves
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I'm no Wayne or Christina, & don't claim to be; but my own collecting of The Silmarillion is almost exclusively bibliographical. I'm very interested in its printing, publication, and dissemination 'story' (although I almost exclusively derive this information, with all its pitfalls, from the books themselves; unlike W&C who have examined archives etc); as a result I've bought many, many copies of the 1977 edition.

Although I have one or two 'upgrades' (two I think), none of the rest are 'the same'. Some are bibliographical variants; some are the same (bibliographically), but have some contemporary marginalia, or are signed copies. So, as others have pointed out, a standard Billing UK 1rst isn't really the same as a standard Billing UK 1st signed by CT; I think everyone would view these as two distinct collectable copies.

Numbers? As I've probably mentioned many times on this forum, I don't even have all the nice 'special' editions any 'Silmarillion Collector' would want: Dummy copies, Methuen, 1982 Super Deluxe, 1998 Super Deluxe, Folio Deluxe etc --I have none of these. But, & this includes two or three foreign editions, a few US editions, and probably a few dozen pb's --I have about 90+. And, yes, they do take up quite a bit of room.

I should probably post some pictures, but it's an embarrassing amount...

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/23 11:25
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Re: Super Deluxe values
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The going rate on eBay for S&G would appear to be £170...

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún - Deluxe Edition

Deja vu indeed alpingloin! First of all he's (Wellinghall) asking about buying them; then he wants to get rid of them!

BH

Posted on: 2010/8/18 10:44
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Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books
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Sorry, one last point: Andy's PoME wasn't worth £830 in 2007 either!

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Posted on: 2010/8/17 5:32
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