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Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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Tapuvae (Chris) wrote:

Speaking of early editions, anyone following the sets offered on Heritage this month? I'd love to hear opinions on the first, first Hobbit, especially the restored jacket.


Don't know about this, can you provide a link?

Posted on: 9/14 8:34:50


Re: Is Collecting Books This Hard?
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As my favourite Tolkien book is The Hobbit, which is a children's book, and if I only looked to find early copies (first to fourth editions) in unread or mint condition, I would not have many or indeed any copies in my collection.

Books are intended to be read and often were, and as such they probably have condition issues.

As a book collector, I have accepted this.

Posted on: 9/14 6:33:13


Anniversarys
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A couple of Tolkien book anniversarys coming up.

The 15th September 2017 is the 40th Anniversary of The Silmarillion publication in 1977.

The 21st September 2017 is the 80th Anniversary of The Hobbit publication in 1937.


Posted on: 9/13 22:40:57


Re: Dec. 1953 postcard to Rayner Unwin
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"Monday Dec. 28th 1953

Dear R[ayner]"

I hope to reach Museum Street about 10 mins. to 12 noon tomorrow, with proofs of Vol. I and map. I shall hope to carry back those of Vol. III. I have to be at Langham Place at 2 pm, but I should be able to get away again about 4 pm if there is more to do.

Yours,

JRRT"

Thanks to Aelfwine and Findegil for the full translation.

Posted on: 9/9 8:21:40


Re: Dec. 1953 postcard to Rayner Unwin
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Thanks, I notice that the card is mentioned in the Chronology (page 420 first ed) by Scull & Hammond as being part of Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archive at HarperCollins. Strange it should be for sale.

Posted on: 9/8 22:35:29



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