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Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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Hi Trotter,

IMO its awfully hard to be better than the UK 1st or 2nd impressions. But, I do like the larger size of the US. Made for more comfortable reading, to me. Of course the Rivendell illustration is a negative, and lacking the 'Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves' a second (big) negative, but one positive is 'Bilbo awoke with the early Sun in his eyes'. Probably doesn't make up for the others, but at least a little positive. Heavier paper stock, could go either way, and I'm not a huge fan of the all red maps. So the size is only the real positive for me versus the other negatives.

Posted on: 2/3 13:20:44


Re: Black and white cover of early american hobbit?
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I have seen a number of copies that are either the same as this one currently on eBay, or at least very similar. Wayne could probably tell you if they were actually bound with this cover originally, or if they are a library binding that was done later.

ebay: eBay Item #272303562819

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Re: We have pleasure in sending the accompanying book for review...
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I'm hoping someone may have a little info on this 'card' that was found in a 1st impression of Sir Gawain. A fellow Tolkien Collector asked me if I might have run across one like this, and I have not. He says, 'I ordered a mid-conditioned first (1925) of SIR GAWAIN for my son as a Christmas gift in 2017. It needs some tightening and a few other minor repairs, so I'll leave it for a few weeks with a quality book repair/restoration person. Anyhow, when I opened the book, I found the below 'card'. Printed on a lightweight paper stock , I'm pretty sure both signatures are 'printed' (not original). Still, it's an odd thing. Have you encountered similar 'with compliments' cards for SG? The informality of it - with the crossed out words - interested me (copied below)."

Any thoughts or info would be appreciated,

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Re: Interesting eBay Auctions
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Looks like someone made a steal, auction ended early with only one bid.

The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien (Hardback 2007) (201746913879)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201746913879? ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Signed by Alan Lee & Christopher Tolkien to Title Page

Posted on: 2016/12/13 6:02


Re: 1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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It has been 3 or 4 years since I sold this set, and I'm afraid I do not remember if it was blue or green. I have a couple of other photos, where the slipcase does appear even more blue than the photo you were looking at. I've not noticed any problems with the colors in the past, being totally different at least, but I'm afraid I cannot offer a definite answer for you. I will attach the extra photo, so you can compare.

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