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Re: The Fall of Gondolin

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Deluxe slipcase edition for 90 EUR ? Really?
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Onónion wrote:
It's a shame they went through with the awful 3D-picture on the front of the box, it gives the whole a rather cheapish look... Nevertheless, looking forward to reading the complete lecture on dragons!



Yeah, it is a really, really odd choice for something that is a replica of a "historic" book. That said, I'm glad to get a facsimile with green boards, so I'll tolerate the box.
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It's a shame they went through with the awful 3D-picture on the front of the box, it gives the whole a rather cheapish look... Nevertheless, looking forward to reading the complete lecture on dragons!
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Re: New Book Releases

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We saw a third printing of the paperback Catlin Hobbit at Foyles. As far as we've been able to determine, the first paperback printing was marked as the second, and that's what we bought on publication. Does anyone know if there was more than one printing of the original hardback? If not, one could assume that the first paperback was the second printing overall (dangerous though such an assumption could be).

Wayne & Christina
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Findegil wrote:
Thanks, Berelach, for letting us know that there is a printing marked as a first, otherwise we might have supposed that the paperback Beren and Lúthien was the fourth printing following on three in hardback. In London prior to the Bodleian opening next week, we found only fourth printings in Hatchard's, Waterstones in Garrick Street, and the British Library bookshop, but there are several first printings (less the one we bought) at Foyles in Charing Cross Road.

Wayne & Christina


My pleasure Findegil! On a somewhat related note, I'm still trying to find out if there was a first printing issued of the 2017 Jemima Catlin paperback Hobbit as 2nds were sent out for the pre-orders last year.
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Thanks for the update on where to find 1st impression copies around London, Wayne & Christina. Hopefully it helps someone else out!
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Chiswick Auctions May 30 2018

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Chiswick Auctions has two lots (one of five books, one of the Lord of the Rings) coming up in their May 30th auction. Online, absentee and phone bids are available.

As a personal aside, the blue color in the (2nd impression) Unfinished Tales is just stunning! Not often seen any more, as it fades so easily with exposure to light. That, and The Silmarillion jacket condition, are the highlights of these two lots I feel.

Lot 104 - Tolkien (J. R. R.).- [The Lord of The Rings Trilogy]

The Fellowship of The Ring, 12th edition [note - they mean "impression" here and futher] ; The Two Towers, 2nd edition, The Return of The King, FIRST EDITION, folding map after author's design printed in red and black at rear of each volume, publisher's red cloth, spines lettered and stamped in gilt, t.e.r., original pictorial dust jacket, Return of the King in the second state with reviewer blurbs for the first two titles on the rear flap, some toning to flyleaves, bindings rubbed with some occasional edgewear, dust jackets soiled, edges worn with short creased tears, jackets for Two Towers quite worn and torn, 8vo, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1962, 1955, 1955 (3)

Estimate: £400-£600
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Lot 105 - Tolkien (J. R. R.)

Five titles: Farmer Giles of Ham, 2nd impression, colour frontispiece, plate and illustrations by Pauline Baynes, in the original yellow boards with blue decoration and lettering, price clipped dust jacket, spine slightly browned and chipped, 1957; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other Verses from the Red Book, FIRST EDITION, original pictorial boards, tail of spine slightly bumped, dust jacket slightly chipped, 1962; Smith of Wooton Major, FIRST EDITION, publisher's boards (without jacket as issued), rubbed, 1967; The Silmarillion, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, original blue cloth, title and Tolkien's device stamped in gilt on spine, top edge blue, dust-jacket, 1977; and Unfinished Tales, second impression, original burgundy cloth, t.e.r., dust-jacket, 1980, 8vo, George Allen and Unwin (6) [note - only five volumes, not six as indicated]

Estimate: £300-£400

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Thanks, Berelach, for letting us know that there is a printing marked as a first, otherwise we might have supposed that the paperback Beren and Lúthien was the fourth printing following on three in hardback. In London prior to the Bodleian opening next week, we found only fourth printings in Hatchard's, Waterstones in Garrick Street, and the British Library bookshop, but there are several first printings (less the one we bought) at Foyles in Charing Cross Road.

Wayne & Christina
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