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Re: Silmarillion edition ["bound in red cloth"]
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Andrew, are you talking about the dummy copy you just posted about? (--that I'd like in my collection!)

Dummy Silmarillion

I assume not, as it's not cloth: yes/no? It looks like the usual paper-covered boards.

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/11 11:49
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Re: Silmarillion edition
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I posted some pictures of a red Silmarillion I acquired in a thread a while back. It's not cloth, & I'm sure when you said "cloth" you meant it; but here's the link to the images in any case.

SILM: Pirate Editions (Posted on: 2009/9/4 8:18)

The post also has some speculative remarks, by myself, in regards to Wayne's Bibliography; undoubtedly in error...

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/10 14:05
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Re: Silmarillion edition
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So how else does it differ? Other than being bound in red cloth, does it have a dustjacket?; and if so, is this the same as the normal edition? (--except smaller) Copyright page: identical? No mention of this edition being something else? i.e. a Taiwan pirated edition or something. And is it definitely "cloth"?

I'm afraid I ain't no expert on US Silmarillions. I only have a few standard 1st printings on my shelves; & I don't have Hammond (the book that is!) to hand. More detail...

BH

Posted on: 2010/6/8 7:41
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Re: Pictures of JRRT and JRRT: Artist and Illustrator
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Trotter!, you damn nit-picker!

That's the way Wayne (I always assumed; presuming the format didn't accommodate italics) typed titles. I'm sure he'll correct me on this!

i.e.
_J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator_
_The Two Towers_
etcetera

You couldn't just have edited it once?

BH

Posted on: 2010/5/24 10:42

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/24 12:45:31
Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/24 12:48:16
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Re: Pictures of JRRT and JRRT: Artist and Illustrator
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I know, those two are a bit slow!

In their absence I'll quote some contemporary comments from Mr Hammond that appeared on rec.arts.books.tolkien (Google Group).

Content & quality are the main points...

Mon, Nov 13 1995 12:00 am

[Artist & Illustrator & Pictures]

If by this you mean that there is some art in Pictures that's not in
J.R.R. Tolkien, Artist & Illustrator, that's correct. We could have
no more than 200 illustrations in the latter book, so opted to include
most of those in Pictures, those most important, but not to
include others, so that we could publish more art not previously
published. We refer to art in Pictures that's not in our book.
And yes, smaller format, but for good reason. Or rather, there was
a reason why Pictures was in such a large format. Its purpose
was to reproduce art previously reproduced in Tolkien calendars.
In the process, unfortunately some of Tolkien's pictures were
enlarged considerably -- e.g. the unfinished watercolor sketch of
the Elvenking's gate, which in the original is quite small. Many also
were reproduced with very inaccurate colour. In Artist & Illustrator
we were careful never to reproduce Tolkien's art larger than it is in
the original, and to achieve the closest colour reproduction possible
given the technology (and given that we and HarperCollins were
working with a printer far distant, in Hong Kong). Only a dust-jacket
design for The Two Towers came out with colour slightly off, due
to a bad transparency; this was caught too late to correct.

Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull


BH

Posted on: 2010/5/23 4:44

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/23 5:42:20
Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/23 5:43:35
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