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Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Trotter wrote:
The fifth Impression should have a hand written George Allen & Unwin as on my avatar.


Thanks for that - I'll change it back! I didn't have a spine picture of the 5th, and for some reason I thought that was the first impression that switched over to the later version.

Posted on: 2015/12/10 0:28


Re: Recommendations for Tolkien facsimile dust jackets
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Just in case anyone is interested in the contents of the 5th impression or 6th impression jackets, I knocked up reproductions (initially to waste time waiting for an MRI scan that I was very early for, followed by an evening wasted to finish 'em up). Low res-versions below (open in another tab to see at more readable size).

Note that the jacket text has been typeset in MS-Word from photographs (mostly), rather than being scanned. Useful to see the progressive changes in text from the 4th onward (in the 5th, Tolkien's job changes and mention of Dodgson is dropped), and then on the 6th, the LOTR preview information is added, and all the prior front-flap information is ditched.

The main font is Times New Roman, upper case "W" is Bodoni 72 Book, lower case italic "w" is Bell MT, upper Case "M" is Iowan Old Style. The characters '8', '9' and '6' are Athelas.

edit: Fixed error pointed out by Trotter
edit: 1st - 10th (except 3rd, which is essentially just like 4th)

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Posted on: 2015/12/9 15:08

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Re: Favourite collecting websites
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Berelach wrote:
Can't say I haven't been thinking about it! I always assumed (especially after the films) that there are very many serious long-term collectors out there... I guess I could be wrong.


Honestly, I think once you disregard movie-related collectables, and people who are interested for a couple of years and then move onto something else, I think the number of "serious" Tolkien-oriented book collectors is actually fairly small. 99.9% people that like the books (a huge number, of course), aren't that interested in collecting them (beyond a nice copy or two and some "deluxe" editions, perhaps). Building large collections is such a long-term commitment that it is beyond the casual fan drawn in by the movies, and it also requires quite a bit of money, even just for postage (depending on where you live, of course).

Posted on: 2015/12/8 21:34


Re: Favourite collecting websites
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Berelach wrote:
Thanks Trotter... that is indeed a great site! I guess I'm more specifically wondering if there are any sites similar in style (lesser in scope of course) to TolkienBooks.net. For example... I've never been able to find any site with any decent amount of information about Canadian editions. I guess I just wish there was a 'TolkienBooks.net' for every country!


There aren't that many serious long-term Tolkien collectors, so you may need to jump in at the deep-end and make your own site!

Posted on: 2015/12/8 18:55


Re: 1942 GA&U Hobbit price on Dustjacket?
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The only time I have actually heard anyone say it was on Chris Morris' controversial spoof news show, "Brass Eye" back in the late 90s, where Chris was interviewing notorious London gangster "Mad Frankie Fraser" (who didn't know it was a spoof). He asked him a series of questions and asked him to rate each question as to how mad it would make him, on a scale which had "Mad as a Lorry" at the upper end.

Posted on: 2015/12/8 12:17



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