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Re: Signed Methuen Silmarillion

Feb 7, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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garm: this is the same bookplate (altho' I haven't seen the "gratitude" bit) that pops up in normal GA&U 1977 copies. I've attached two images: one Deagol's copy (without permission! --I think the image is on his site somewhere...) & the copy sold by flatsigned (if you recall it went for $2200/£1428), that was actually just loose with the book. We talked about the auction (way back) in the "Wonders of eBay" thread.

BH

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 7, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Seriously, how much sense does this not make?

The Silmarillion, Tolkien. Rare & Excellent First Edition

This in particular:-

This copy has the correct typo on the following page: Page 330 line 4 has a missing full-stop after 'Feanor'. Interestingly - Page 352 line 39 has NOT got an italicised 'and' which it did in subsequent prints which were then corrected in later editions. A very scarce book - the William Clowes-printed export edition (which shows no price on the dust cover).


So let's get this straight --this seller is claiming the "and" is not italicised (as it should be) in this copy --& that in subsequent copies it was --& that later this was "corrected"! How about this more probable version: it was italicised in the earliest copies (in error) & was later corrected --you have the latter. Oh, hold on --you have a Book Club copy!

They add:-

There is a later edition of this wonderful book for sale on another website for nearly £400 - and that one has no rear map!


Really? You could probably tempt dogfark to part with his signed!!!! copy for £400! This kind of auction does my head in.

BH

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 5, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I see dogfark's listing still contains the statement: As far as we know this is the only known printing of the story- The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. --which is clearly in error!

J.R.R .Tolkien, The Hobbit and Other Stories. Unread, Rare! (Buy-It-Now £99)

Unless, of course, Mfaith is still claiming this as fact; or can't convince his other (as far as we know...) colleagues of the error. Can we not get this corrected Mfaith?

I'm not knowingly aware of inaccuracy I've posted, but I can say that many so called facts in the Tolkien book world aren't. It is simply because someone well known has said so and it can't be disproved.

-Mfaith

It's printed in other Tolkien books --you must have noticed.

BH

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Re: What's this?

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Something to report to HarperCollins?

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Re: The Wonders of eBay

Feb 2, 2012 - in Collector's Marketplace
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Last I checked you were keeping your books on your car roof, not in your cupboard!

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