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Re: The silmarillion 30th anniversary deluxe edition help.
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Let's have a look - yup, mine has. Hadn't noticed it before. I shouldn't let it worry you; it's not that bad.

Posted on: 2010/6/15 12:55


Re: eBay: "J.R.R. Tolkien 1st LORD OF THE RINGS EXCLUSIVELY BOUND!"
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Thanks for pointing out the letter, Trotter. This was a late addition to the vendor's listing; I didn't see it yesterday.

If this was in 1969, I wonder why an ordinary paperback would have been re-bound? However, as I can see no date on the letter (more of a memo) I don't think we can take these exagerrated claims at face value. This one seems typical of this vendor -

"Any others of these that exist are being CHERISHED by Tolkien's closest family members!"

Must be nice to be CHERISHED (!)


Posted on: 2010/6/12 0:05


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According to Scull & Hammond, Tolkien was at Bedford for a month in 1915. But I don't think that's the reason the street is named after him. Take a look at the map:

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Re: eBay: "J.R.R. Tolkien 1st LORD OF THE RINGS EXCLUSIVELY BOUND!"
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Yes, the copyright page matches the 1st printing; down to the 'Cover illustration by Pauline Baynes', which leads me to ask: if these few were specially bound at the printers, why isn't there something to say so, on this page or elsewhere?

I think someone somewhere along the line is not being entirely accurate.
it looks to me like just another re-bound 1st paperback.

BTW - the phrase is 'half-bound'; not 'three quarter bound'.


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Heh. No need for concern; I was neither offended nor incensed. It was a kind thought, but I'm not planning on selling any of the collection yet.

In fact, the plan - if I were so organized ad to have a plan - is to leave the stuff to my kids; then the collection will go back out into he secondhand market again, and (hopefully) some future collectors will get the same buzz that I got when happening across some choice piece.

Posted on: 2010/6/6 11:45



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