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Re: The Wonders of...

Feb 28, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I'm sure that Findegil would have loved to have got this much for one copy of their book (£1012.51), but this is not a great bargain (though excellent book)

eBay Item #88246751





Re: The Wonders of...

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Laurin666 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-Tolki ... ks_UK&hash=item51a8fff312



I'd love to know how many of these box-sets were made and sold, they do seem to have become very expensive on ebay with no real indication of rarity.


Re: The Wonders of...

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Jlong wrote:
Really? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lord-of-the-R ... tible&hash=item3f2221f4ab



"I purchased this 2000 Millennium edition of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings from a bookstore specializing in rare books. However, as you can see, this is NOT a complete set! There should be seven books in a set, which spell out Tolkien's name. But here, I only have 5 of the 7---O, K, I, E, and N. "

I love the fact that he did not notice when buying, that books 1 and 3 were missing, and the slipcase

Surely you would notice that Book 1 (the start of the book) is missing


Re: The Wonders of...

Feb 25, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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As I understand it you can buy these from thebookpeople.co.uk for £11.99 plus shipping, you could get 3 copies for the price of this ebay auction.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11101479014 ... _trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649



Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Feb 24, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Have a look at Deagol's article

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/1st-deluxe-lr.php


Re: Valparaiso, Indiana Conference on Tolkien

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March 1st - March 3rd 2013

http://conference.valpo.edu/tolkien/

Friday, March 1

10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Brauer Museum of Art exhibit on Tolkien memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA)

5 p.m.

Plenary address: Douglas A. Anderson
“Annotating and Illustrating The Hobbit“

7 p.m.

Performance, “Maidens of Middle-earth” song cycle
Eileen Moore, Cleveland State University, composer and performer
VUCA, Recital Hall

Saturday, March 2

9 a.m.

Plenary address: Verlyn Flieger
“Bilbo’s French Connection”

10:30 a.m.-12 noon

Presentation sessions

Session: Bromancing Tolkien #1
Presider: Robin Anne Reid

Same-Sex Rescues in Middle-earth
Christopher Vaccaro (University of Vermont)

Bromances at the End of Life: The Death of Friends in Tolkien’s Works
Anna Smol (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Session: The Hobbit #1
Presider: Douglas A. Anderson

An Unexpected Council Meeting: The White Council in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Judy Ann Ford (Texas A&M University – Commerce)

Bilbo in the Land of Fable
David Bratman

“There and Back Again:” J.R.R. Tolkien and Dramatic Structure
Craig Franson (La Salle University)

12 noon-5 p.m.

Brauer Museum of Art exhibit on Tolkien memorabilia from the collection of Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts (VUCA)

1-2:30 p.m.

Presentation sessions

Session: Topics in Tolkien’s Works #1
Presider: Brad Eden

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Reaction to Andrew Lang: Miracles, Fairy Books, and Folklore
Sharin Schroeder (National Taipei University of Technology)

“O thou my sorwe and my gladnesse:” Sibling Incest in The Children of Hurin
Margaret Sinex (Western Illinois University)

Have Ye Then No Hope? Tolkien on Death, Despair and Doom
Justin Bailey

Session: The Hobbit #2
Presider: Verlyn Flieger

There and Not Quite Back Again: Teaching The Hobbit alongside Stephen King’s The Gunslinger
Jennifer Miller (Normandale Community College)

The Hobbit and Father Christmas
Kris Swank (Pima Community College-Northwest Campus)

The Narrative Structure of The Hobbit
Michael Fox (University of Western Ontario)

2:30-4 p.m.

Presentation sessions

Session: The Hobbit #3
Presider: John Rateliff

This of course is the way to talk to dragons: etiquette-based humor in The Hobbit
Laura Smith

Down, Down, and Into the Dark: Evil in The Hobbit
Paul Catalanotto

From Ear to Eye… to Film: The Transformation of The Hobbit
Trish Lambert

Session: Bromancing Tolkien #2
Presider: Christopher Vaccaro

The Bromance(s) at the End of the World: The Second Prophecy of Mandos and
the Children of the Valar
Kristine Larsen (Central Connecticut State University)

Interspecies Bromance in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey? And What Fans Will Do
Robin Anne Reid (Texas A&M University – Commerce)

Unexpected Heroes: Why Hobbits Succeeded Where No One Else Could
Beth Dellinger (Virginia Tech University)

4 p.m.

Preconcert talk: Johan de Meij on his Symphony #1 “The Lord of the Rings”

5 p.m.

25th anniversary performance of Symphony #1 “The Lord of the Rings” by Johan de Meij
Performed by Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band and
Windiana Concert Band
Johan de Meij, conductor

7:30 p.m.

Themed Hobbit dinner for conference registrants.
Ballrooms A-C, Harre Union

Sunday, March 3

9 a.m.

Plenary address: John Rateliff
“Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien’s Legendarium”

10:30 a.m.-12 noon

Presentation sessions

Session: Topics in Tolkien’s Works #2
Presider: Kristine Larsen

Beorn and Tom Bombadil: Mythology, Narrative and The Most (Non)Essential Characters in Middle-earth
Justin Noetzel (Saint Louis University)

Satisfying the Skeptic: Tolkien’s Creation Story
Thom Foy (University of Michigan – Dearborn)

Session: Topics in Tolkien Works #3
Presider: Craig Franson

The “King’s Letter” and the Use of the Tengwar in Transliterating English (or the difference between Christopher’s and J.R.R.’s calligraphy)
Eileen Marie Moore (Cleveland State University)

The Virtue of Hope: The Transfiguration of Sadness
David Weber (Valparaiso University)

What Names Do For Narrative
Heather Patnott


Daniel Grotta

Feb 21, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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I agree 100% with the Tolkien Estate on this one and I think they have taken the correct decision.

"Several years ago, my 1976 biography J.R.R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle Earth, about the Oxford professor who wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, went out of print.

For more than three decades, the biography had gone through several editions and numerous printings, had been issued as both a hardback and mass market paperback, and had been translated into a half-dozen different languages. (Besides being the very first biography of Tolkien, its other, somewhat dubious distinction, was that shortly after the biography appeared, it became the most stolen book out of libraries!) My book enjoyed modest but consistent sales for most of its editorial lifetime, which peaked with brisk sales (and very decent royalties) with the release of Peter Jackson’s trilogy of Rings movies. Then my book’s original publisher, Running Press, was acquired by the Perseus Books Group, which allowed a number of its older titles to go out of print.

Thirty-six years in continuous publication is a damn good run.

According to my original contract with Running Press, should the book go out of print, all rights would revert back to me. Which they did. Since The Hobbit movies were in production, I decided to capitalize on Tolkien’s reemerging popularity by revising and expanding my original biography, which would then be reissued as an eBook. What’s more, we were going to distribute it for free, as a way of publicizing our new boutique publishing house, Pixel Hall Press.

However, don’t look for any re-issue of J.R.R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle Earth on Amazon or B&N or Apple, or anywhere else for that matter. You won’t find it. That’s because I never finished the revision. The reason why it never got off the ground has nothing to do with laziness or writer’s block. It’s because we couldn’t risk publishing it, for free or no.

Here’s why
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It has other somewhat dubious distinctions as well.

http://www.grotta.net/blog.htm?post=899042


Valparaiso, Indiana Conference on Tolkien

Feb 17, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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It looks like "Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University" is showing people some posters that he has, the article gives no clue at all, as to what he is doing

If anybody can give some insight into this, then thanks in advance.

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/nei ... orabilia-is-precious.html


Re: The Wonders of...

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Re: The Wonders of...

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laurel wrote:
now heres a book who has has a rough life
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-R-R-TOLKI ... ction&hash=item35c473e39a



I love the quote "Complete with original un-clipped First Edition dustjacket, which is in fair condition"

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