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Re: Another Easton Press Question

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Having Carol sign/sketch in your copies of LT I and II will certainly set them apart a bit from the rest of the copies, but I don't think it adds significantly to the value of the books. Mostly because Carol hasn't done any other Tolkien illustrations that I know of, she was commissioned by Easton Press specifically for these - so she isn't well known or sought after in the Tolkien collecting circles (yet).

You can check out her website at http://www.carolheyer.com

On a side note, I have been talking with Easton Press and the Guide is fairly heavily updated already - I am working on a summary article to post in the news section with some comments and other interesting tidbits, hopefully this weekend or early next week.

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Re: Another Easton Press Question

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but here are my thoughts:

The Complete Guide does not appear to be currently available from their website. However, Greg loves to sign things, so it probably wouldn't be too difficult to contact him (the right place to start would be to get in touch with SpiderWebArt.com, his official gallery) and see if you could have him sign a copy for you if you have an unsigned one. I wouldn't pay a high premium for his signature right now, but there is work involved in getting one, so it should add a bit to the book value.
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Re: REVIEW: The Silmarillion - Thirty Years On

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I added a guide page for the book here:

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Mythlore articles on Amazon.com

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It appears that you can download some Mythlore articles on Amazon.com now (for a whopping $9.95 each download). Here are two examples I ran across this afternoon.

http://www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-legac ... oks&qid=1201219287&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Roots-Branches- ... oks&qid=1201219287&sr=1-2


Not sure what the arrangements are with The Mythopoeic Society and the article authors.
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"books" on eBay listed today

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that's right. The auction title this seller chose was "books" (just the one word.)

eBay Item #www.ebay.com">books auction

What is being sold is a brand new set of 13 History of Middle-earth paperbacks (the full HarperCollins set). Seems like a reasonable price for the set, and unless you are very specific in your search terms it didn't seem likely that this eBay nugget would be found.
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Re: The Inklings Archives

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I'll add that Nigel just sent me the contents of #6 - as Khamul mentions, it is not Tolkien related. The title is MUSICAL FACETS OF LEWIS - two musical performances of Lewis' fiction (Perelandra and LW&W).

There is also the following CD available from Nigel that is not a part of the Inklings Archives:

[Move along, nothing to see...]
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1980 Hildebrandt desk calendar signed by both on eBay

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Since the second signature is unobtainable now, thought I would point out this auction I just ran across.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110216617250

Unaffiliated with seller.
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CliffsNotes [Websites for H and LotRs]

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For those who care, just ran across (and so added to the database) the CliffsNotes website for LOTR and The Hobbit.

TCG page for CliffsNotes
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Israeli Air Force edition of The Hobbit on eBay

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Not affiliated with this seller in any way, just an interesting item for you Hobbit collectors. I just saw this on Ebay today:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140077232116

From the auction description: "The Israeli airforce distributed copies of the book among its officers, accompanied by a letter from the Head of Personnel Dept. in the Air-Force command. This 1st edition copy still has the original letter inside."

It is one of the more interesting Hobbit translations out there (I think).
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Re: The Inklings Archives

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Also, after putting a note in with Nigel, I am going to also buy #1, #3 and #4.

#1 contains a recording of Donald Swann performing "Bilbo's Last Song" in addition to a lot of interesting material on CS Lewis.

#3 contains Humphrey Carpenter talking about his book The Inklings and interviewing R E ("Humphrey") Havard, physician to Lewis and Tolkien, and one of the original "Inklings".

#4 contains Tom Shippey discussing Tolkien.

#5 does not contain any Tolkien related materials, but still looks interesting (George MacDonald focus.)
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