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Re: We have pleasure in sending the accompanying book for review...
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Good stuff...

I'm not suggesting the review copy I have is any different from any other Billing copies of The Silmarillion; it is identical as far as I can see. But it is a Billing copy, and I was just curious (if it were possible to determine) how pre-publication it was. Likewise if dates could be put on the Clowes dummy copies it could help build a clearer picture of printing priority between different printers i.e. the old Clowes were in production first as they had to be shipped abroad chestnut.

Rowns, a US HoME copy of Lays just went on eBay for about £30; it was some sort of uncorrected proof copy (as you mention)...

Remy, can I get that 1998 Silmarillion 'Review' copy of you have?


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Posted on: 2008/6/18 11:05
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Re: We have pleasure in sending the accompanying book for review...
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Thanks for that guys.

How pre-publication do you reckon review copies are? A couple of weeks? (falling between dummy copies & publication copies).

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Posted on: 2008/6/13 14:47
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We have pleasure in sending the accompanying book for review...
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Does anyone else have any 'review' copies of Tolkien books?

Although interested in hearing about the earlier years of publishing (i.e. when Tolkien was alive), I'm particularly looking to see if anyone else has stumbled across any review 'slips' which came with otherwise normal books.

I just bought a copy of The Silmarillion (interestingly a Billing copy), which has a GA&U slip laid in. It is not specifically for Tolkien. It begins We have pleasure in sending the accompanying book for review; and has four blank areas where the title, author, price, and publication date can be (in this case) typed in. It adds Please ensure no review appears before the publication date.

Anyone seen anything similar? (perhaps in UT). Were these 'slips' used in any pre-Silmarillion Tolkien titles?

BH

Posted on: 2008/6/8 1:28
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Re: 1937 1st edition Beowulf: Monsters and Critics on eBay
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It had already been listed at £699; no bidders. This is it re-listed. One bidder this time though...

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Posted on: 2008/6/7 23:34
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Re: Journal of Tolkien Studies
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Don't think so. My Amazon order had...

Delivery estimate: June 26, 2008 - July 17, 2008
Shipping estimate for these items: June 2, 2008


It you buy directly from WVUPress (if I recall) it usually takes about 4-6 wks to arrive in UK. So, I was expecting mine late June, early July (or now that I look at the Amazon estimate even mid-to-late July perhaps!)

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