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Re: Lord of the Rings first US edition/impression dust jackets
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Hi Jeniveve - the info. about the dust jackets of the HM 1st ed. LotR is quite involved. Steve Frisby made a masterly study of the variations in the first US edition, back in 1999; including much about the dust jackets. This was published in a magazine called _The Tolkien Collector, written and published by Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull. Here's a link to their page.

http://mysite.verizon.net/wghammond/collect.html

The article was published in three parts, in issues 20, 21 and 22. Unfortunately back issues aren't available at the moment; I suggest you contact Wayne and Christina and see what the situation is.

Posted on: 2009/1/19 12:02


Re: Another Christopher signature?
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I agree - but it's not easy to see at this resolution. Another thing is; the signature is not arbitrary - it seems to have been made by someone who has seen pictures of CT's sig; for example, the C in Christopher is larger than the rest of the lettering, and the p and h appear to be formed closely to the way that CT does. As does the capital T - though that isn't so easy for me to make out. It's things like this which make me wonder if a signature database might not be a good idea..

At present there's only 20 minutes to go (more or less) - and the bidding's up to £199.

Posted on: 2009/1/4 10:55


Another Christopher signature?
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I'm not sure about this one - what do others think?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIGNED-The-Sima ... 65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

Posted on: 2009/1/4 4:26


Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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hmm... looks like some folk out there think they can become 'instant' collectors just because they have money to spend. There's more to it than that.

Posted on: 2008/12/21 13:24


Re: 1982 Super Deluxe Silmarillion Question
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Beren, are you saying there were only 500 copies of the Silm, not 1,000? I hadn't heard that. It would explain why this book is very hard to find.

I don't have a copy of the Silm; signed or unsigned; though I would very much like one. But I do have a copy of the Hobbit: one of the first 100, signed by CT. I also have one of the Methuen Silmarillions, bound in publishers' leather - and it has a bookplate which is inscribed: 'with gratitude, Christopher Tolkien'. nice!

Posted on: 2008/12/12 7:21



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