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Re: Tolkien US Editions
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Nice detective work, indeed. I don't look in for two days and this thread has exploded into life. Having nothing to add, and only having EP's The Silmarillion (why would I buy anything else! ) --all I will say is: their Silmarillion appears to have all the textual errors from the first impression present; presumably because they used this text (photographically) for their edition. Think they might want to update that too...

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Posted on: 2011/10/9 7:03
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Now that I actually read the description (of the auction I flagged), it makes even less sense!

It's claiming it's the "inbetween edition" (presumably referring to the use of the Howe jackets, by HC, on old GA&U stock) --but talks about a full line number being present! GA&U didn't use line numbers, so if one is present, it clearly ain't a GA&U book. And, the jackets went on the old 2nd impressions left over, not (to my knowledge) any first impressions. So, in conclusion, a total muddle of an auction!

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Posted on: 2011/10/9 6:46
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Tolkien Monogram
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I'm slightly muddled here. I bought some slipcases from DM a few months back & was meticulous in my choice of what stamped designs should appear on what slipcase etc --if only I'd half a clue as to what I was talking about!

I was saying I didn't really like the use of the JRRT monogram on slipcases for early LR sets, for example --as this wasn't really in keeping with the era of the books themselves. (I also didn't really like the idea of Tolkien's ring device being on a slipcase intended for a RU set --as, again, this didn't really sit well with the books [or jackets in this case] that were going into it.) I felt the monogram was anachronistic.

Granted, Tolkien was using the monogram himself, and late slipcases aren't meant to look like they came with the books --(or a least I don't want them to.) But it had me thinking: when, exactly, did the monogram device start being used? For some reason (when talking to David) I kept thinking it was a HarperCollins thing (especially with them always referencing it on the copyright page) --but clearly this is rubbish, as it is on all the UK HoME jackets & Letters. Is the jacket of Letters the earliest example?

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Posted on: 2011/10/7 7:27
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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The auction has finished, but look at the price --£159.90!!? Surely this is inside bidding, or something?

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Re: Tolkien US Editions
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Actually Doug's Annotated Hobbit is the only UK edition, I have, that I want in a US edition at present --since it was published there first. I see copies, but they're never in the condition I want. Easton Press? --not sure. I have a EP Silmarillion, obviously...

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