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Linguaphone Conversational Course English

Nov 5, 2010 - in Audio and Video Materials
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Has anyone ever heard the two parts (At the tobacconist's and Wireless) that Tolkien has recorded for this course?
I have the course, but I haven't got the equipment to play the bakelite records.
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Re: TolkienBooks.net is back online

Oct 27, 2010 - in Other Websites
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Fantastic news!
No more slow webarchives searching, at last!
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Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

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Here's a photo of the book (although not really necessary as I already have posted a photo by the previous owner)

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Re: Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1

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Sorry for the double post but here are the pictures of the booklet and the postcard.

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Re: What should I spend my £100 on- just for fun

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This week I received the 1st/4th of RotK, so I didn't order the 'original' edition of Seinte Iuliene after all. Perhaps I will buy it too, but I'm still doubting. I found it for approx. £55 with original cover - not rebound like the one I mentioned and showed earlier in this thread - but it's a lot of money to me...
A photo of RotK is coming, but it's not that special to you guys, I think. (For me it is, as it is my first LotR 1st edition so I'm quite proud of it.)
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Re: Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1

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I got myself a copy too, and there was a post card accompanying it from the secretary with some information. I'll post a photo or scan of it as soon as I can, but here's the text on the back of it:

"This building is very close to 214 Alcester Road so JRRT would have known it well. We (the Moseley Society, I suspect) also look after an ice house and the entrance is very hobbit-hole-ish. JRRT was known to stay nearby with a friend when a teenager so we tell people its the original hobbit-hole."
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Re: Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1

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Thank you for the information. I couldn't check the Companion & Guide, because it's in my student's apartment. But I'll checked when I'm there again.
There was a copy of the booklet on eBay, which I was following (and perhaps to buy), but it has sold today or yesterday. Did someone of you bought it? If so, can you give me quick review when you get it?
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Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1

Sep 8, 2010 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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Some Moseley Personalities Volume 1.
Publisher: Moseley Local History Society, 1991
Featuring: The Balden Family; Joseph Chamberlain; Percy Harrison; Sir John Holder; Sir Barry Jackson; Cyril Lander; Joseph, Harry & Oliver Lucas; Sir Herbert Manzoni; Sidney H Meteyard & Kate Eadie; Henry Morton, JRR Tolkien; William Dyke Williamson

Does anybody have a copy of this booklet/pamphlet or has anybody heard of it? It contains a chapter on Tolkien (and his life in Birmingham?).
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Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)

Sep 7, 2010 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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...and I wouldn't do it to a 1st ed. Gawain (Garm)


There is a little misunderstanding here, I think. My Gawain, as all the early prints I bet, has deckle edges (=untrimmed/uncut pages), but is not unopened. I can turn every page, but the edges of the pages are rough, not smooth.

But I don't think I will 'open' my copy of Essais. I'm not that handy and the risk of creasing a page is too great. And it seems a nice oddity to my collection. It also means the book has never been read or used before.

Anyway, thank you for your responses!
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Re: Essais de Philologie Moderne (1951)

Sep 6, 2010 - in Books and other printed materials (edited)
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Thanks for your enlightening responses, all of you.
Untrimmed it is then!
And finally I know what '8vo' stands for. I've have come across the term several times but I didn't know what it meant (I don't know why I didn't look it up ).

How about your copies, Gawain and Trotter (and the others who read this, of course)? Are they too untrimmed, like Laurel's and mine?
If find it somewhat annoying that I can't read Tolkien's essay properly...


edit/ I found out that untrimmed, uncut and Deckle Edge actually mean the same thing, i.e. pages that are not cut, with rough edges. The first edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is like this for example (well, at least my copy is).
So I don't know if there really is a clear and specific term for the 'phenomenon' I was looking for. Perhaps untrimmed and uncut are the terms that best describe it3
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