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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?

BH

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?

BH

THE SILMARILLION Howe CENTENARY Lord of Rings Tolkien



Posted on: 2011/10/7 6:12
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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...

BH

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Re: Tolkien US Editions
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I'd recommend none.
No, seriously, I don't collect foreign editions...

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Posted on: 2011/10/7 3:39
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (1977, Book, FIRST EDITION) Hard Cover

This is a first impression HardCover of THE SILMARILLION by J. R. R. Tolkien.
This Hardcover is in mint condition. I have been collecting Tolkien for 20 years so I am very careful with my books.
This Copy still has the dust jacket.

I had an appraisal done on this book by PBA GAllery, It is worth between $150 and $380
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$380? Think I should just sell up the collection and retire to the south of France with Christopher then...

Note the Buy-It-Now price --$135!

BH


Posted on: 2011/10/5 13:42
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