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Re: Visiting British Museum/Library?
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Thanks guys!

It was actually the weekend just there that I was in London. I ended up, due to various factors, spending the entire day in the British Library. I already knew about the Terror & Wonder exhibition; it was the main reason I was going there. But...

I also took in a tour of the library itself. Amazing. Two factors came together for me while I was there: because it was Sunday morning, only three people (myself & an elderly American couple) bought tickets for the tour; and because it was Sunday, all of the public library proper (the reading rooms & staff rooms, etc) were totally empty. The tour is scheduled to take just over an hour, but because it was just the four of us & I had a stupid amount of questions --the tour guy took well over two hours taking us about & chatting. We basically got a special tour. What a place! It was, I have to admit, a bibliophiles dream...

BH

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Re: Silmarillion Page alignment question
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For a second I thought I'd be helpful, but I see the focus is on US editions. Plus, "First Edition, hardcover" is, from a bibliographical perspective, woefully imprecise & inadequate as a description of what edition is under discussion!

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Visiting British Museum/Library?
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I'm going to London for a couple of days, over a weekend. Anyone familiar with visiting the British Museum or British Library? Can you just turn up or is booking tickets (for exhibitions) advisable/a-must? Any other literary-associated sites worthy of visiting? My visit will probably be on a Sunday & I don't have a massive amount of time in the city centre.

Any advice appreciated!

BH

Posted on: 1/9 4:36:35

Edited by Khamûl on 2015/1/9 7:09:58
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Re: Christmas presents
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I think I'm one of Richard's friends...
...can I have one?

Posted on: 2014/12/31 8:44
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Re: What was the first copy of the Hobbit, LOTR and the Sil that you owned?
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THE HOBBIT, Grafton, 1991, Pb, 6th imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=24200
THE LORD OF THE RINGS, HarperCollins, 1993, Pb, 1st imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=46280
THE SILMARILLION, HarperCollins, 1994, Pb 1st imp.
http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62280

I still have all of these & use them as reading copies. I read LotRs, for the first time in many years, in early-to-mid 2013 (I think); and The Silmarillion in June this year. I may have read The Hobbit around this time, too; but can't recall exactly. LotRs is nearly falling apart; the other two are okay. I also have an additional duplicate collectable copy (no spine fade) of The Silmarillion; also a 1st imp. I'd read The Hobbit previous to my acquisition of the above 1991/92 Grafton copy (I first read it in primary school, several years earlier); but the other two editions are contemporary with my first reading of them.

BH

Posted on: 2014/12/28 9:34
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