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By loonka

Re: Beren and Lúthien

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Yesterday I was in one of those outlet bookstores that appear for a few moths and then disappear, (In Australia), and I was a little surprised to find a few first printings of B&L discounted already. Then I also found some 'Lay of A&I' there also. The latter were essentially in as new condition, while the B&L were a little scratch and dent they were acceptable, the one I got was 'Fine'. Admittedly the B&L does have that awful discounted book texter line on the base, but 'Lay of A&I' doesn't.
Unfortunately my days of perfectionist book collecting are over for now, while I am studying, but still, considering my local bookshops didn't have B&L stocked when I went to get it, I found the outlet bookstores stock reasonable considering they were only $5 AUD each.


By loonka

Bloemfontein trip [Tolkien ‘pilgrimage’]

Jun 14, 2011 - in Research Questions (edited)
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Greetings all.

I am going to be in South Africa for a couple of weeks later in the year and plan to go visit Bloemfontein. I know Tolkien was only there until he was three and it does not hold as much significance as various UK Tolkien places do. I just wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction of any relevant sites for a Tolkien ‘pilgrimage’.


By loonka

Bookshelf arrangements

Jan 22, 2011 - in General Collecting Forum
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Seeing the photos of Trotter’s nice bookshelf made me think to ask the people on this forum; How do you arrange your bookshelf?

I go for the special, valuable, signed editions on the top shelves and the cheap, insignificant books on the bottom.


By loonka

Re: New super deluxe editions

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I would like to see a ‘super deluxe’ of ‘letters’.

I think that the editing of J R R Tolkien’s work should cease after Christopher Tolkien. As Elwë said “He is simply the authority when it comes to his father's writing”. Also, if they can’t help themselves, I don’t know if a Tolkien would be the best editor. It should not be a birth right but a question of capabilities.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was released an autobiography by Christopher Tolkien. A ‘super deluxe’ edition would be brilliant. Leather bound, 100 copies, signed…


By loonka

Tolkien and the Moberly–Jourdain incident

Nov 26, 2010 - in Research Questions
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Hi all.

On the wikipedia page for the 'Moberly–Jourdain incident', at the bottum of the 'Aftermath' section it reads "The incident is said to have exerted an influence on J. R. R. Tolkien's views and work.".
In the bibliography it references 'Flieger, Verlyn (1997), A Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie, Kent State University Press .'

I have not read this referenced book yet and cant get my hands on a copy at the moment. Can somebody shed light on how this exact event influenced Tolkien.

Thank you in advance.
Loonka.


By loonka

Re: Need help finding a book. (not Tolkien related)

Oct 26, 2010 - in Other Websites
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Cheers remy. I was aware of that one.
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By loonka

Re: Hobbit Films Officially Greenlit

Oct 26, 2010 - in General Collecting Forum
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Oh great. I wonder if the movie will be full of flashbacks, or if there will be a short half hour intro showing the Istari arriving.

Sylvester McCoy, a good Doctor, but.....
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By loonka

Need help finding a book. (not Tolkien related)

Oct 18, 2010 - in Other Websites
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Hi all.

I hate to start a 'junk post' but I need help.

I am looking for two books,
a first edition:
Patchwork. Around the beacon (sedgley) and other poems
by E A Underhill published in 1932.

and

The story of the ancient manor of sedgley
by E A Underhill published in 1942

I have done all the standard internet searches. Both these books were self published by the author and concerning Sedgley town, within the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands of England. Historically a part of Staffordshire.
It is a long shot but if anyone may know someone who may know someone, even if they do not realise they want to sell it.


By loonka

Re: Hobbit Films Officially Greenlit

Oct 18, 2010 - in General Collecting Forum
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Terrible news! Jackson made an entertaining film but is in no way the only one who could make a Middle Earth movie. Why is it so hard to make a movie exactly like the book. The Hobbit is not strictly canon and is written for children. None of Tolkiens works should be made into live action movies. In 3D, come on. Are we not over this decades obsession with this sub standard way of filming movies!!
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By loonka

Re: A nice blog on collecting Tolkien books

Aug 23, 2010 - in Other Websites
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bruffyboy, interesting blog. I look forward to future instalments
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