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Re: Sharing pictures
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sandwich anyone

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Re: Hobbit first
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I am in Santorini in 3 weeks - will go take a look
It has probably come off one of the multi million £ yachts ! lol

Posted on: 6/30 22:56:37


Re: RotK Deluxe Specimen
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Hi
This is actually quite spooky and is part of my biggest regret.

Some years ago when I was young and not knowledgeable (not that has changed much) I was talking to a colleague at work about liking Tolkien and it turned out he had a elderly relative who had connections with George Allen and some Tolkien books . I cant recall what as didn't pay any attention at the time. Anyhow to cut a long story short he agreed to sell me some.

I even took a day off work at the time to travel to see him with
a pocket of hard earned cash. When I arrived he showed me through to his study which was crammed with books inc numerous Tolkien books.
At the time I was collecting the HOME series and he duly sold me 10,11 & 12 and a readers union set. I was buzzing.

However here is the irony -he also showed me some signed books by Tolkien and some by Christopher and started talking about sample /proof books and a full set /samples of the deluxe edition which he stressed were rare. I also recall seeing maybe 2-3 boxes that he claimed were made and not used and some of Pauline's artwork.
Of course at the time I thought they looked a bit scruffy and who would want sample books with writing all over them - gulp!!!!

It wasn't till about 2-3 years I thought OMG what have I missed. The colleague had left but I still knew the address. I went back and knocked on the door only to be greeted by a totally different person who advised they had lived there for just over 2 years. The previous owner had died and house cleared by son who lived in Australia!

It was a long journey home I can tell you but an important lesson. If you see something rare go for it as you may not get another chance

Posted on: 6/30 4:32:24


Re: Fellowship review copy
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No it had a jacket as well, although in a bit if a mess.
Just havimg it restored.
Its great when you find suprises like this

Posted on: 6/29 14:29:50


Fellowship review copy
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Just picked this up, very pleased.
Anyone else got one/seen one?
The reviewer has commented inside - some are funny
'175000 words and this is only the first of 3 vols'
P15 'a family joke!'
P205'is all this bogus or isn't it?'

I got the impression he/she wasn't thrilled with the read

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Posted on: 6/29 9:50:43



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