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Author Archive: Urulöké

The book hyper-collector vs. ABEBooks Wants

Urulöké @ Thursday, May 31st, 2012 ()

The world of book collecting has evolved over the last decade or so as the Internet has had ever greater impact on supply and demand. Various websites and services have emerged that help the dealer and the collector in various ways, and in the process have upended markets and destroyed the "value" of most [...]

Tolkien Handwritten Postcard For Auction - Bonhams 12 June 2012

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 ()

Thanks to Morgan for pointing this one out - Bonhams has a handwritten, signed postcard from 1938 (the auction entry originally said 1926 but has been corrected) up for auction. It is quite densely written and is a nice sampling of his handwriting.
Lot 150
Autograph postcard signed ("JRR Tolkien"), to Miss [Katherine or Kitty] Kilbride, [...]

A nice video on the physical book - Adrian Harrington and Jonathan Kearnes

Urulöké @ Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 ()

A nice video from people who clearly love books.

Auction - 2003 Klett-Cotta German Illustrated Edition of The Lord of the Rings

Urulöké @ Thursday, May 10th, 2012 ()

Hauff and Auvermann is having an auction on June 2nd, 2012 which includes a special illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings produced by Klett-Cotta in 2003.
Description: Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel The Lord of the Rings. Translated from English by Wolfgang Krege. Special Edition. 3 vols (in 1 volume). With full-color book decorations, frontispieces [...]

An Interview with Elwë at Telperion Books - new Tolkien bookstore launch

Urulöké @ Monday, November 21st, 2011 ()

Many of you have seen Elwë around the forums here, most recently posting about his new bookstore www.telperionbooks.com. Starting a bookselling business involves a lot of work in building up stock, but more importantly accumulating knowledge about the books and collectors that will be your market. Elwë has done an excellent job getting [...]

Upcoming Tolkien signatures at auction: Bonhams 22 Nov - Christies 28 Nov

Urulöké @ Monday, November 21st, 2011 ()

Bonhams Sale 18992
22 Nov 2011
New Bond Street, London
Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs, including the Property of the late Michael Silverman
Lot 182 - TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)Autograph notes and heavily revised typescript with accompanying autograph letter about a review of Robinson's edition of Chaucer: being his suggested revisions and corrections to the review by his friend and [...]

2012 Beyond Bree Calendar Now Available

Urulöké @ Friday, November 11th, 2011 ()

Beyond Bree is pleased to present its 2012 Calendar featuring art focused on the Elves of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The calendar features classic art from Beyond Bree's past as well as new works by a host of artists from around the globe, including:
* Paula DiSante* Sylvia Hunnewell* Tim Kirk* Octo Kwan* [...]

The Hobbit new Latin translation coming?

Urulöké @ Monday, October 24th, 2011 ()

I was pleased to discover that Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit is scheduled for publication in September of 2012 by HarperCollins. So far there is incredibly little information available on the book beyond the title, except that the author is Mark Walker (author of Latin for Everyday Life and other books on Latin) and [...]

Signed typed letter at RR Auction, closing November 9th

Urulöké @ Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 ()

RR Auction currently has a nice signed letter in their auction 378, item number 655. Thanks to Trotter for pointing it out!
It is currently bid up to $2716 as of November 8th.Sold Price: $4,339.20
TLS, one page, 8 x 10, February 17, 1963. Letter to Miss Julie Cape. In full, "Thank you very much for [...]

Four new books from Crescent Moon

Urulöké @ Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 ()

A new critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other books.
This new analysis by Jeremy Mark Robinson explores Tolkien's major writings (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics, The [...]

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