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The Silmarillion 1982 Super Deluxe #90 [eBay]
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Did anyone catch this?

The Silmarillion, Signed by Christopher Tolkien, numbered First Edition (No. 90) (Starting Bid: £200; Buy-It-Now: £500)

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Posted on: 2012/2/8 15:50
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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I'm not sure what plate is the "proper" one. Deagol suggests the title page plate is the first variant (no priority mentioned, or likely); & the FFEP one (that Trotter posts) is the 2nd variant. Purely anecdotally, the FFEP friends of the publisher plate seems to be the more common. I've posted an image of the title page one. garm's plate is quite uncommon in itself --but I've never personally seen one in a Methuen copy.

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EDIT: Btw, the copy that had this title page plate (shown), had the FFEP plate too!

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jpg  [eBay] SILM Metheun Sticker (on TITLE pg.).jpg (40.05 KB)
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Posted on: 2012/2/8 13:08
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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Well, it ain't common! But, I suppose CT must have signed a pile of these & not all were stuck in GA&U standard 1977 trade editions. Some, as the flatsigned auction shows, must have been given/distributed loose.

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:36
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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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garm: this is the same bookplate (altho' I haven't seen the "gratitude" bit) that pops up in normal GA&U 1977 copies. I've attached two images: one Deagol's copy (without permission! --I think the image is on his site somewhere...) & the copy sold by flatsigned (if you recall it went for $2200/£1428), that was actually just loose with the book. We talked about the auction (way back) in the "Wonders of eBay" thread.

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:13
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Seriously, how much sense does this not make?

The Silmarillion, Tolkien. Rare & Excellent First Edition

This in particular:-

This copy has the correct typo on the following page: Page 330 line 4 has a missing full-stop after 'Feanor'. Interestingly - Page 352 line 39 has NOT got an italicised 'and' which it did in subsequent prints which were then corrected in later editions. A very scarce book - the William Clowes-printed export edition (which shows no price on the dust cover).


So let's get this straight --this seller is claiming the "and" is not italicised (as it should be) in this copy --& that in subsequent copies it was --& that later this was "corrected"! How about this more probable version: it was italicised in the earliest copies (in error) & was later corrected --you have the latter. Oh, hold on --you have a Book Club copy!

They add:-

There is a later edition of this wonderful book for sale on another website for nearly £400 - and that one has no rear map!


Really? You could probably tempt dogfark to part with his signed!!!! copy for £400! This kind of auction does my head in.

BH


Posted on: 2012/2/7 14:58
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