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Re: Oliphaunt Limited Edition Print
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I agree. The poster does seem excessively overpriced.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/book/9780007363599/Oliphaunt

Does anyone know why the price was set so high? I might have paid maybe a fraction of that price.

Posted on: 2010/5/8 13:31


Hobbit Signed Book ['1966 U.S. Ed., 29th Printing']
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I think this copy was sold before on eBay. What do you guys think of this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... &ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted on: 2010/5/1 9:54

Edited by Khamul on 2010/6/28 9:03:04
Edited by Khamul on 2010/8/5 3:40:44


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Nice!

Posted on: 2010/5/1 9:45


Re: The Horn Book Magazine (excerpt from The Hobbit)
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Morgan,

My issue is the May - June, 1938 one; the picture is not of my issue. But the cover is identical, except for the date.

Thanks all for your comments.

Posted on: 2010/4/22 18:59


The Horn Book Magazine (excerpt from The Hobbit)
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I recently purchased a copy of this.

Does anyone else own a copy? I'm just trying to figure out how common it is because I couldn't find another copy for sale.

Any info or thoughts would be much appreciated.

Josh


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The Horn Book Magazine, May - June, 1938

Page 130, one paragraph, as follows:

The New York Herald Tribune's Prize and Honor Books. For the Second Annual Children's Festival, the Herald Tribune judges - Mrs. Dwight Morrow, Miss Mabel Williams, Mr. Stephen Vincent Benet, Mr. Robert Lawson and Mrs. May Lamberton Becker, Editor of the Herald Tribune's page, "Books for Young People" - have awarded one prize of $250 to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit as the best book of the spring for younger children.

Page 141, two paragraphs, beginning with:

The Hobbit is another book to add to this group, and we close this Spring Festival number with its opening pages. Some children will read the book over and over, and some to whom it is read aloud will find it in their memories long hence.

Page 174, two paragraph as follows:

Should any one be in doubt as to the looks and ways of dwarfs let him turn to The Hobbit (Houghton, $2.50), the book awarded a prize at the recent Spring Festival of Children's Books as the best book published for younger children in 1938.

The Hobbit is good vacation reading for older children as well -- for any one with imagination and a zest for adventure. A rich book, and a rare, and a book to share, is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, who sadly enough is a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, which means that he may never find to write another children's book.

Page 184, excerpt of 5 pages from the beginning of The Hobbit

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Posted on: 2010/4/21 21:27



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