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Re: Rivendell Nasmith 1989 Unwin Paperback Misprint
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They told Ted Nasmith at the time

"Yes I knew about it at the time--there's a collectible, eh? [Of course it's easy to confuse our two styles....LOL] ~Ted"

The problem here is that this is Ted's first illustration for Unwin Paperbacks and it is attributed to another illustrator, very poor

Posted on: 2012/11/5 12:02

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Rivendell Nasmith 1989 Unwin Paperback Misprint
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Ted Nasmith Unwin 1989 paperback

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http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=23100

Mark Faith has listed a copy of this book on eBay where it is incorrectly credited on the back of the paperback to be

Cover Illustration by Roger Garland

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item3ccc10d99c

My Copy is the 26th Impression (identified as third printing 1989 within the book) which is correctly credited on the back as

Cover Illustration by Ted Nasmith

As the price is cheaper on Mark's copy then it must be the 25th Impression.

Can anyone who has a copy of either the 25th or 26th 1989 paperback check who it states it is illustrated by, I expect all the 25th's to be Roger and the 26th's Ted.


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Posted on: 2012/11/5 10:50


Festival in a Shire far far away digital magazine
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Jason Fisher has posted a blog entry on the latest copy of the digital magazine (Festival somewhere remotely located to the Shire, Holland this time) including an interview with Tolkien's first and not very accurate English biographer Daniel Grotta, quote on Tolkien below

"I see Tolkien more as a storyteller and mythmaker than an author, because if truth be told, he wasn’t really a very good writer. Stylistically, The Lord of the Rings suffers from inconsistencies, digressions, plus unresolved story, plot and character lines. It desperately needed a good edit to clean up the language."

Has he even read any of Tolkien's books?

http://lingwe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/shadows-of-past.html

http://www.festivalartandbooks.com/Journal_August_2012.pdf

Posted on: 2012/10/29 12:16

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Re: Allan Formhals
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"Formhals was remanded on bail and will be sentenced on December 21."

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/ ... in-ebay-scam-8229596.html

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Posted on: 2012/10/28 22:06


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Indeed they have looked at the important things, such as a new logo and have lost the capital on Bay.

I am hoping that we can shut this thread down now

Oh, not just yet

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Posted on: 2012/10/28 5:38



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