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Silmarillion Question [Ballantine Books edition]
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I recently acquired a first Ballantine books edition of The Silmarillion, and was surprised to find that at least two of the points that denote the earlier printings of the hardcover book are present in this paperback. The period after Feanor is missing and the italicized “and” is present (Lord of Waters and King of the Sea) in the Index of Names. Not being too familiar with publishing or printing practices, I wondered if anyone could enlighten me as to why this would be the case given that in subsequent editions of the hardcover, these mistakes were rectified.
Interesting to note that the Unwin paperback edition from the same year, 1979, does have the corrected text.

Posted on: 2010/11/12 16:36

Edited by Red on 2010/11/13 0:16:56
Edited by Red on 2010/11/16 14:56:58
Edited by Khamul on 2010/11/28 9:53:35


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Re: Hobbit Films Officially Greenlit
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I imagine all the fan-sites will be abuzz with the news, and speculation will run wild as to who will be cast in the role of Bilbo. Personally I had hoped the whole thing would have died a slow, horrible death - but I guess there is just way too much potential cash on the table, what with all the "collectibles" and other rubbish that will inevitably accompany these movies. As for jackson’s "incomparable story-telling" - I can't wait for more dwarf-tossing jokes and wizard fights.

Posted on: 2010/10/16 8:31


Re: What is your collecting focus?
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I guess I'm more of a hunter than a collector. I have the resources to track down and purchase items available online (within reason), and have done so on occassion. My real joy comes in perusing used bookstores and second hand shops looking for unexpected finds. True, I do come up empty handed more times than not - and many times will come across editions I already have - I usually pick these up anyway as the price is usually very good and I pass them on to several friends who are casual collectors as well. It's all good, and a wonderful hobby no matter what the focus one may have.

Posted on: 2010/10/10 10:37


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What am I missing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/J-R-R-Tolkien-UK- ... tible&hash=item1e5e76c1dd

http://cgi.ebay.com/J-R-R-Tolkien-UK- ... tible&hash=item20b3d65122


They look to be the exact same book - but for very different prices ($189 vs $750)

Posted on: 2010/10/3 11:10



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