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By Gawain

Re: "Best" version of Lord of the Rings?

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And the same is true of my Harper Collins first impression of The Fellowship of the Ring (2002, Alan Lee illustrated) - para also missing.

The para is present in the original Alan Lee illustrated version of 1992.

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=82540


By Gawain

Re: Original Nasmith Silmarillion Dust Jacket

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My first edition of the 1998 just has the colour endpapers but the first of the 2004 has the pullout map

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By Gawain

Re: TV appearance

Jul 27, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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It seems a future episode will feature that "fireplace owned by Tolkien"

https://en-gb.facebook.com/C4fourrooms/posts/473728172710758


By Gawain

Re: Poor Journalism

May 16, 2013 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Stu wrote:

Jlong wrote:
"Is this still the case when the original recipient of the letter still owns it?"

The Tolkien Estate owns the rights to anything he wrote, regardless of who possesses the letter.


I'm not sure how enforceable this would be, realistically. People publicly disclose the contents of letters written to them all the time (in legal disputes, for example), and they are not opening themselves up to legal proceedings by doing so. That said, the legal system favours the rich, so I have no doubt that the Tolkien Estate get their own way in most matters.


In English law there is a thing called "fair dealing" which means you can use copyright work without permission in certain circumstances. These are not explicitly defined but include quoting from works for the purposes of criticism or disclosing the contents of a letter in a legal dispute. In effect that means, as Stu says, that if you are rich enough you can pretty much prevent most (but not all) publication of letters.


By Gawain

Re: Poor Journalism

May 3, 2013 - in Signatures and Autographs
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And how long before he proposes that the name Burren is the origin of the name Beorn or the nearby town of Ruan is the origin of the name Rohan.


By Gawain

Re: Lucky finds

Apr 28, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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Just an interesting rather than a particularly lucky find. I bought a copy of Who's Who in Literature 1932 and it has an entry for JRR Tolkien (an in acurate one as it mis-spells Ronald and lists Selections from Chaucer 1925 as one of his published works - when in fact it never saw the light of day).

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By Gawain

Re: Interesting eBay Auctions

Apr 28, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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7.5 minutes from the Hobbit - Riddles in the Dark


By Gawain

Re: The Wonders of...

Apr 19, 2013 - in Collector's Marketplace
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I have tried reporting this Hobbit to Ebay as "Misleading Title" but I don't expect it will have any effect.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19082609731 ... _trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



By Gawain

Re: 'Goblin Feet' sighting

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In reply to Morgan, the answer is yes. That is the same book - the full title appears on the title page - I have uploaded an image.

What I find intriguing about the acknowledgements is that the editor acknowledges permission from Tolkien which implies she actually corresponded with Tolkien.

That is in contrast with the Open Door to Poetry anthology mentioned by Uruloke earlier in the thread. You can see here that the editor for that book acknowledges Basil Blackwell for permission.

http://it.paperblog.com/goblin-feet-d ... -americana-1931-1611733/.

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By Gawain

Re: 'Goblin Feet' sighting

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Thank you, Deagol.

Finding something that makes you envious has made my day.


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