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

Valv
23 minutes ago

wellinghall
35 minutes ago

Findegil
2 hours 24 minutes ago

Trotter
2 hours 29 minutes ago

Tapuvae
5 hours 10 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
6 hours 14 minutes ago

Stu
9 hours 50 minutes ago

Jlong
10 hours 11 minutes ago


« 1 ... 108 109 110 (111) 112 113 114 115 »


Re: The wonders of eBay
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 625
Offline
"And with all the photo's, they still don't show the most important part of the copyright page ... Billing or Clowes?"

- the top edge is blue - so I'd guess it's Billings. (The Clowes copies are unstained)

Btw - Trotter - can I ask, what was the rare item you just bought?


Posted on: 2009/2/18 12:57


Re: Lord of the Rings first US edition/impression dust jackets
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 625
Offline
You're welcome.

Posted on: 2009/1/20 11:59


Re: Lord of the Rings first US edition/impression dust jackets
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 625
Offline
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?
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 625
Offline
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?
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 625
Offline
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



 Top
« 1 ... 108 109 110 (111) 112 113 114 115 »




© 2015 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us