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Re: New Member introductions
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I have been reading Tolkien for 25 years and collecting 'seriously' for about 10 years. Obviously I enjoy exploring Middle-earth, so I usually have a book by or about Tolkien on the go most of the time.

I am also interested in the publishing history of the books and book production in general. I collect British editions of books by Tolkien as well as letters and and other obscure bits and pieces.

I am looking for a 1st Edition Hobbit and a copy of Songs for the Philologists at bargain prices - well you can hope can't you??!!!! More realistically I am looking for copies of The Oxford Magazine from the 1930s and a copy of Tolkien and the Spirit of the Age (1987, Tolkien Genootschap ‘Unquendor’) Any help would be appreciated.

For a more detailed profile go to tolkienlibrary.com

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Re: Collector Profiles Wanted
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I have a profile at at tolkienlibrary.com too. There are a few pictures of some of my bookshelves for those of you that asked for a peek!

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Re: Assistance required with Fellowship of the Ring UK 1st Editions
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Yes please!

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Re: Assistance required with Fellowship of the Ring UK 1st Editions
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Trotter -

My 7th Impression from 1957 shows the line of dots.

The difference may be due to different binding sizes. Most impressions of FR are Medium 8vo size (with pages about 14cm wide), while a few impressions were cut to the slightly smaller Demi 8vo size (with pages about 13.5cm wide).

Was it you that contacted me a while ago about the lettering on the spine of the binding of 4th Impression copies of FR? I have found some additional information on this in the A&U archive. The books were bound in 2 or 3 batches - Purnells (the printers/binders) mistakenly blocked the first batch in silver rather than gold foil and used the wrongly style of lettering. A&U complained when they were charged for the wrong type of blocking foil. Presumably Purnells then checked the example of the binding that they had been supplied with and rectified the error for later copies.

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Re: UK Tolkien Diaries
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The 1992 and 1993 diaries have artwork by JRRT and are vitually identical.

The 1993 lacks any days so can be used for any year.

The 1994 diary is by Alan Lee.

The 1995 diary is by John Howe but with different pictures to the calendar.

The 1997 diary is just a re-packaging of the 1993 dayless diary with a different cover.

The 1999 diary is by Alan Lee. From here on HarperCollins started using the same artwork for both diary and calendar.

If you do decide to do a site if might be worthwhile to add in the address books and birthday books that HC have issued.

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