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Re: The wonders of eBay
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>>>think he/she means a 1st US the Hobbit, this is a 1st UK the Hobbit

I am a "he". Qweniden is a pseudo elvish name I made for an EverQuest character many moons ago.

Thanks for the info on the hobbit. I didnt realize the USA/UK editions of the hobbit had such different boards.

Anyone here bidding on that?

Posted on: 2010/10/12 22:02


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Qweniden wrote:
Thanks for the info on the hobbit. I didn't realize the USA/UK editions of the hobbit had such different boards.


Houghton-Mifflin thought that the 1937 UK edition of the Hobbit's bindings and dust-jacket were too British for the US market, so they designed their own versions. For later printings of the US Hobbit they did use J.R.R. Tolkien's designs for the UK dust-jacket and binding.

The UK Tolkien designed dust-jacket is often credited with being one of the best designs ever for a book, and is certainly my favourite dust-jacket design.

Posted on: 2010/10/13 1:34


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The UK Tolkien designed dust-jacket is often credited with being one of the best designs ever for a book, and is certainly my favourite dust-jacket design.


Agreed. In general I find Tokien to be a highly underated artist.

Posted on: 2010/10/13 12:19


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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Complete-Poetry ... Books&hash=item415405f85d

I guessing that this is the to do with Mr Jackson and his films ?????????????

Posted on: 2010/10/30 23:16


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Here's something new (to me)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Worm-Ouroboros-bo ... Books&hash=item27b66058e4

The vendor says the cover art is by Henderson, the original artist for LotR. Which is nonsense; but this cover does seem like a rip-off of the Remington covers for Ballantine. Acording to a quick google, Henderson was Eddison's brother-in-law, so it's unlikely that he did the cover. I suspect the book contains prints of his original illustrations. Can anyone shed more light on this?

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