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Re: New Book Releases
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That's what I thought, which makes "The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father." on the HarperCollins website a trifle dubious.

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Is this an expanded version of the material published in Tolkien Studies Vol. 7? (which I haven't read)

Posted on: 7/2 14:36:23


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Khamûl wrote:
Okay, here's a fabulously priced "true" 1st of The Silmarillion:

eBay Item #231609865390

...with a touch of exaggeration for good measure:

1977 Allen & Unwin. This is the true first editions with no price on the flap for international distribution. The UK priced example was just for the UK. Book near fine with only minor blemmishes. Jacket near fine, no tears or marks, spine title is pink to red meaning less sunning than most copies. Generally they are available only with the spine title faded to white. As good and example as they get.

Faded to white?!

A challenge to all members & posters & the public at large. Find a 1977 copy of The Silmarillion with the "Silmarillion" spine lettering faded to white. Not orange. Not yellow. White. Can't say I've ever seen this, but what do I know?! There's a prize in it for the winner...

BH


Exaggeration is dogfark's trademark, I think. And if you have a Billings 1st, it is total crap (and a reprint) that isn't worth having (as real collectors are only interested in the Clowes, as that is the true first). That's the general idea I get from his FB page, anyway. Still, if the can get 150 quid for a 5 quid book, that is quite a skill.

Posted on: 7/1 18:53:02


Re: History of Middle Earth - Deluxe Ltd 1000
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Khamûl wrote:
We're just not always that chatty sometimes...
(Stu excepted!)

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Well, if there is absolutely nothing worthwhile to say, I still like to say it. Everyone else here has more sense (and is probably also less bored)....

Off topic, but did anyone get that "Elansea" book, by the way? I've been hoping to sea review on here to know what I'm (possibly not) missing.

Posted on: 6/24 15:27:02


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Tapuvae wrote:
I know you mentioned the Unfinished Tales that matches the HOME 12 volume set as a rarity. Curious what other volumes you would put in the rare column. Its funny because most other things I collect are much more numerous than most of these books for which a run of 500 is seen as high.



There are obviously some ultra-rarities (e.g. Songs for the Philologists), but to be honest, most Tolkien stuff just isn't particularly rare. The Super Deluxe Silmarillion from 1982 would certainly be an expensive rarity. I'm sure others will chime in.

Posted on: 6/23 17:55:38



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