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Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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I can't mind the list price. Is this eBay listing too expensive or something?

A Tolkien Tapestry: by Cor Blok (NEW)

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Posted on: 2011/12/11 14:19
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Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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As you know I cancelled my order Trotter. But I see quite a few eBay traders have the deluxe edition listed too. Haven't looked at the listings in detail, or the price though.

Thanks for the information.

BH

Posted on: 2011/12/7 13:28
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Re: Treasures of the Bodleian Exhibition
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Never heard of the "Tolkein Copyright Trust"!

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Posted on: 2011/11/25 14:19
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Re: New Book Releases
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I agreed with most of what you say Stu.

I just thought "glorious awfulness" was a little uncalled for; & stating that the most worthwhile thing about this book was Tolkien's letter --well, that's a little unfair. If that's what he thinks, why buy it?, since he clearly dislikes Blok's work with a passion.

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Posted on: 2011/11/8 14:02
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Re: New Book Releases
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Stu, I did say it makes me wonder...

What I was really edging towards saying was --if Rateliff (watch that spelling SonOfDolf! ) just doesn't like Blok's art personally (otherwise known as personal taste), he should just plainly state this. Instead it's dressed up in some fairly harsh criticism of the art itself. It was the tone more than anything.

That aside, I wonder who he does rate. I think, personally, that Tolkien saw in Blok's art something he liked --hence buying a few. Blok reminds me of Baynes (& more recently Ruth Lacon) in lacking realism. Somehow I don't think (just speculation, mind) Tolkien would have much liked Howe, Nasmith, or even perhaps Lee. I'm just curious as to whether Rateliff rates any of the big three...

BH

Posted on: 2011/11/7 15:45
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