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Re: Lord of the Rings Boxed Sets
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I remember from somewhere in the History of Middle-earth series that Tolkien had a grand plan for the Silmarillion that, if he had completed it, would have amounted to more than one volume, so I wouldn't be surprised if he had shown this to Clyde Kilby.


There is an article by Charles Noad in Tolkien's Legendarium (ISBN 0313305307) that tries to reconstruct Tolkien's intentions for The Silmarillion using details given on title pages of the various manuscripts described in The History of Middle-earth series . This is what he came up with:

Quenta Silmarillion

Concerning the Powers
Ainulindale
Valaquenta

The Great Tales
The Lay of Leithian
Narn i Chin Hurin
The Fall of Gondolin
Earendil the Wanderer

The Later Tales
Akallabeth
Of the Rings of Power

Appendices
The Tale of Years
Of the Laws and Customs among the Eldar
Dangweth Pengolod
Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth
Quendi and Eldar

Posted on: 2006/6/14 14:20


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I am researching the early publishing history of The Lord of the Rings at the moment and would be grateful if anybody can help out on the points below:

Do you have a 1963/1964 Allen & Unwin Deluxe edition? The 3 books are bound in black buckram and come in a slipcase illustrated by Pauline Baynes. If so, I would love to hear from you!


Do you have an Allen & Unwin Second Edition copy of any of the three volumes? I am looking for details for copies published between 1968 and 1978.

I need to know who is the PRINTER - Jarrold or Unwin Brothers, or maybe somebody else.
Also what price appears on the front flap of the dust jacket?


Has anybody seen a Readers Union set in a slipcase?


Has anybody got any 1963 Allen & Unwin impressions of the 3 volumes? I am interested to know if the dust jackets are price clipped, or what price they show. Also do they show the correct impression number on the front flap.

Any help would be appreciated.

Posted on: 2006/6/14 13:26

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Re: Tolkien, The Silmarillion 1st ed. signed
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The signature in the 1998 deluxe edition is very scruffy - he must have been having a bad day!

Posted on: 2006/6/14 12:51


Re: Tolkien, The Silmarillion 1st ed. signed
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It looks ok to me - see this signature from 1992 which is definitely genuine:

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The signed cards were given out to attendees of a banquet at the 1992 Centenary conference. CT was at the banquet (sadly too many people there for everybody to meet him) and a couple of days before he read 'The New Shadow' (the unfinished sequel to LotR) at the Sheldonian Theatre - Awesome!

Posted on: 2006/6/14 12:46


Re: Anyone read the Collect it (August, 2000) article on Tolkien?
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It says nothing that will be new to you, and is absolute chock full of errors and inaccuracies. It covers books, Tolkien Society magazines, Bakshi film ephemera, figures, gaming and recordings, but none in enough detail to be of any use.

It claims that there is a book by Tolkien called Studies in Old English that sells for a few hundred pounds - have you ever heard of it...???!!!

It also mentions a book called Collectable Treasure from the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien by JamesTomlinson. Has anybody heard of this? There is nothing online that I can find.

Posted on: 2006/6/9 10:52



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