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Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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As the page was pulled down (and will likely change), I wanted to archive what the original text was for the collector's edition. I've added some highights of the "premium" features called out at the time. None of this should be taken as indicating what the edition will actually contain when released. I have been told that the updated webpage for ordering will be back online in January.

Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth (Collector's Edition)
£275.00
Product Code: BK0002

The collector’s edition of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is a unique keepsake of the Bodleian Library’s landmark exhibition on the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bound in cloth and hand-finished, the cover reproduces a vignette of the main exhibition image of Bilbo's arrival at huts of the Raft-elves, exquisitely recreated using a silkscreen process. The book is printed with special endpapers reproducing Tolkien’s drawing of Mirkwood.

The collector’s edition contains five unique facsimiles of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work printed on fine Italian paper, including Tolkien’s painting of the dustjacket for The Hobbit, complete with his marginal notes and the original publisher’s comments; two sides of a manuscript page from the Lord of the Rings, one with the drawing of Shelob’s Lair; the Tower of Orthanc, drawn on the back of a student’s exam paper on Chaucer (never before printed showing both sides); the 1936 Father Christmas Letter and Envelope bearing North Pole stamp (one of a series created over twenty-three years for his children), complete with a Christmas Card depicting Polar Bear’s bath which overspills, wetting the children’s gifts on the floor below; and the newly discovered map drawn by Christopher Tolkien, with J.R.R. Tolkien's annotations, from which Pauline Baynes painted her Poster map of Middle-earth.

The facsimiles are all produced to a very high standard, faithfully reproducing every detail of the originals kept in an underground safe in the Bodleian Library. They are presented in a custom-made envelope, bearing the author’s initials, matching the box and the outer carton, which also bear Tolkien’s initials. A six-page leaflet describes and interprets each facsimile item.

Each of the seven authors contributing to catalogue has signed the hand-numbered limitation page, guaranteeing authenticity and making this a truly unique edition for collectors. The edition is strictly limited to 500 copies and is expected to be in high demand.

ISBN: 9781851244997

Catherine McIlwaine is the Tolkien Archivist at The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.


The signed limitation page has been confirmed as no longer planned, and in addition the limitation is 600 copies not 500.

Posted on: 11/8 9:41:36
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Re: New Book Releases
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Had an email today from Speedyhen about my order.

Good afternoon,

I chased the publisher to find out when this will be published but I am afraid they still do not have a publication date. I wanted to make you aware of this and will of course keep you updated if there are any changes.

Kind regards,

Customer Service


They seem to think it has not been published yet, though it has, and it looks like they got no copies, only Amazon appear to have got them on the 2nd of November.

I have pointed out that it has been published and perhaps they might want to have a chat with HarperCollins about why they got no copies but Amazon did last week

Posted on: 11/8 6:47:22


Re: The Wonders of...
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True reprints are really hard to come by...

BH

Posted on: 11/8 1:40:59
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A "TRUE 2nd PRINTING"... true (mind you). The seller has thoughtfully included in the listing a picture of the copyright page showing a number line ending with '7'.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282725395654?

edit: Looks like the listing was updated; now it's a TRUE first edition, second printing.

Posted on: 11/7 18:45:32

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Re: Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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Khamûl wrote:
I haven't checked if it's been relisted yet, but the Bodleian also made a mistake with the price. It's going to be more than £275, with no hint of any better features. Think I'll spend the money on a trip down to exhibition instead.

BH


I did wonder if they would also put the price up.

Posted on: 11/7 13:52:40



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