Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Aelfwine
34 minutes ago

Findegil
48 minutes ago

Stu
1 hour 11 minutes ago

wellinghall
1 hour 48 minutes ago

Trotter
4 hours 11 minutes ago

Deagol
5 hours 34 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
8 hours 25 minutes ago

Karl
8 hours 32 minutes ago


« 1 ... 84 85 86 (87) 88 89 90 ... 112 »


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Trotter - sorry, I got the title wrong. The title is 'The Making of The Lord of the Rings' - see this link:

http://www.ilabdatabase.com/services/ ... r=871&catnr=2017&pg=2&br=

It was produced by William A. Meeuws of Thorntons in 1992, in a very limited edition. My copy is no.27.

Posted on: 2010/5/9 4:04


Re: Oliphaunt Limited Edition Print
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
At that price? No, I don't see much merit in the piece, and I certainly wouldn't pay that much for a poster.

Posted on: 2010/5/8 12:00


Re: Books on George Allen, GA&U and Unwin Brothers
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Hmm. I have only:

The Truth about a Publisher - Sir Stanley Unwin (GA&U)

George Allen & Unwin: A Remembrancer - Rayner Unwin (Merlin Unwin)

The Truth about Publishing - Stanley Unwin (GA&U)

- and Rayner's 'Publishing Tolkien' from Thornton's plus one or two variants in TS publications; though I suspect the gist of all of these is the same, and is taken up in Rayner's Remembrancer, anyway.

Makes me feel rather uneducated; or at least, under-read.

Posted on: 2010/5/8 2:14

Edited by Trotter on 2010/5/8 3:34:27


Re: "Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography"
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
This is not a single book, but two separate items. The Finn book is not by Tolkien - it's by R.A. Williams. This copy comes from Tolkien's library, and has his ownership signature.

The second item is an offprint of Tolkien's Middle English Lexicography, taken from the Review of English Studies Volume 1, 1925. The article doesn't appear in the Finn book.

Posted on: 2010/5/4 14:18


Re: Looking for info on map/poster
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Just had a word with Charles (Noad). I'd asked him what might be the connection between these posters and Archie Mercer's 'Middle Earthworm'. He toddled off to look them up in his files, then got back to me.

Seems there was a letter in M.Ew no. 8, March 1970, where a correspondent asks whether anyone else has seen these Hobbit posters from the USA. Gandalf, Shadowfax etc. Her dad had bought her the Gandalf one. Cost ten shillings (50p in today's money) which she thought was a lot.

Charles also pointed me to another UK newsletter; Belladonna's Broadsheet no.3, (June 1970, p.6), in which the founder of the Tolkien Society Vera Chapman (a.k.a. Belladonna Took) mentions having seen these posters at an almost legendary London retail outlet called 'Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed'. Bella wasn't sure she'd like to have Gollum staring at her all day. Gandalf, she felt, was a more benign presence, but the picture is let down by poor drawing skills. (paraphrase).

So, there we are - no real connection between these posters (prob. of American origin) and Archie Mercer's 'Middle Earthworm', beyond the fact that they're mentioned once or twice.

Seems to me we could just as easily refer to them as the 'Belladonna' posters.


Posted on: 2010/4/28 14:18



 Top
« 1 ... 84 85 86 (87) 88 89 90 ... 112 »