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Signed Methuen Silmarillion
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As I've mentioned more than once on these boards, some time ago I bought a Methuen Silmarillion which has a bookplate signed by Christopher Tolkien. For some time I'd thought the bookplate was a standard type, but I've seen one on ABE which looks nothing lke the one I have -

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Boo ... rillion%26x%3D59%26y%3D11

I've got one of those new-fangled digital cameras...

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:02


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garm: this is the same bookplate (altho' I haven't seen the "gratitude" bit) that pops up in normal GA&U 1977 copies. I've attached two images: one Deagol's copy (without permission! --I think the image is on his site somewhere...) & the copy sold by flatsigned (if you recall it went for $2200/£1428), that was actually just loose with the book. We talked about the auction (way back) in the "Wonders of eBay" thread.

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:13
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Thanks, Khamul. I'd completely forgotten about the flat-signed one. Didn't know this type of bookplate was (more or less) common in the A&U copies.

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Well, it ain't common! But, I suppose CT must have signed a pile of these & not all were stuck in GA&U standard 1977 trade editions. Some, as the flatsigned auction shows, must have been given/distributed loose.

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Posted on: 2012/2/7 15:36
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Deagol mentions the Friends of the publisher plate

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=62110

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