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Re: The Lord of the Rings, First edition, 5,4,3 Allen & Unwin 1956/57
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Gastone Taffetani wrote:
Thanks for the link Trotter. Now it's clear the concept of "price-clipped". ;)

About the dust jacket you also know why is fairly common to find non matching books and dust jacket?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Anyway I will keep those books in my little collection.


Out of interest are your copies price-clipped?

As regards impression numbers on the dust-jackets, Tolkien's publisher GA&U would use up any printed dust-jackets that they had available, did not care that the impression number may be different to the impression in the book.

I have wondered for a long time, why they sometimes printed the impression number on the dust-jackets at all?

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Re: The Lord of the Rings, First edition, 5,4,3 Allen & Unwin 1956/57
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Definition of price-clipped

http://biblio.co.uk/book_collecting_t ... ogy/price-clipped-47.html

It is fairly common to find UK copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings from this period with different impression dust-jackets.

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Re: The Lord of the Rings, First edition, 5,4,3 Allen & Unwin 1956/57
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Welcome to the forum.

The books that you have are UK first editions of the Lord of the Rings, but later impressions.

I would value them at between £100-£200 GBP, depending largely on the dust wrapper condition and if they are price-clipped.

If they don't have dust wrappers then no more than £50 GBP.

Posted on: 12/3 6:19:35


'Secret Vice' talk at Pembroke college
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The talk this Tuesday was videoed and for anybody who was unable to attend, you can see it at the link below, a very good talk from the authors of the recent book.

https://tolkienlecture.org/2016/11/30/ ... -secret-vice-85-years-on/


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Mapping Middle-earth
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"The Bodleian Library has recently acquired a rare, annotated map of Middle-earth, the fantasy world setting for JRR Tolkien’s novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. The acquisition was made possible thanks to generous support from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Kenneth Rose Fund and the Friends of the Bodleian."

https://www.campaign.ox.ac.uk/report2015-16/mapping-middle-earth

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