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Re: Susan Melmed's Bibliography
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I have a copy.

It includes:

Works by Tolkien
Critical Works about Tolkien
Biographical Works about Tolkien
Index of Reviews about Tolkien's fiction
Translations
Chronological Title List
Tolkien Journals

I think that the reason it is not cited much is that Richard West's Checklist did the much the same kind of thing but is more complete - and then Hammond's Bibliography came along of course!

It does mention a fanzine you don't have listed.

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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.

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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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