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Re: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Thats brilliant, thanks Stu. It surprises me that this information is not easier to find, especially given an author with such a high profile.

I have seen the item listed on ebay for £192.00 which seems a little extreme:

eBay Item #231215044580

Yet there is a mint copy going for £10 with 5 days remaining & no bids:

eBay Item #151365297064

As we said this is a fantastic book with such amazing artwork. Why would anyone want to give it away for the price of a couple of pints?

Posted on: 7/28 2:27:24


Re: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Thanks Stu, yeah its funny how these book are so much more valuable to have as an owner than as a seller.

How do I tell that it is a first edition? It says published 1979 & I can't see that earlier ones were made. I would imagine that if it were for example second or third, then this would have been mentioned in the forward notes.

There is no mention of an edition at all.

Cheers again for your reply, good stuff.

Posted on: 7/28 0:50:17


Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Hello, I don't know if any of you would be able to help me?

I have a book called: Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien. I am keen to find out more about it, for example, how many were made, whether it is first edition, potential value (although unsure if I would want to sell it), etc.

I have searched & searched online but there is next to nothing other than a few references. I know there were calendars featuring the prints & later versions without the slipcase, but other than that I am at a dead end. The information I have is:

Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Foreword & Notes by Christopher Tolkien.
1979
George Allen & Unwin.
London.
Hardback. Issued in a slipcase.

I love the passion you guy's have when commenting on Tolkien & his work therefore it makes sense to me to ask those who know the most about this subject to comment. I would be extremely grateful to anyone who can help me. Thanks very much.

Sean.

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