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Re: See if you can spot anything factually correct
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Trotter wrote:
The Current Bun (Sun) in the UK, published this wonderful web article about J.R.R. Tolkein's (sic) books.

My precious

Do you have these Lord Of The Rings books lying around your house? They could be worth up to £30k

J. R. R. Tolkein's (sic) series has been around for decades - but do you have an early edition?


https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/412568 ... value/?platform=hootsuite

It is quite a challenge to spot anything in the article that is factually correct


I will pass this task to others. I am a lifelong Liverpool fan and wouldn't click any link to The Sun.

The Sun LIE so it is no surprise they get this stuff wrong.

Posted on: 8/4 11:42:25


Re: Songs for the Pholologists
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Stu wrote:
Songs for the Philologists facsimile


Stu that is so amazing. A talent I envy.

Posted on: 8/2 2:26:08


Re: Interview with Ted Nasmith
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Stu wrote:
Thanks for posting. I must admit, I much prefer Ted's art to Alan Lee's as it has so much more variation (i.e. every picture isn't grey). Would be nice to see his work used again in an "offical" publication at some point.


I too prefer Ted's work. I find Alan Lee rather boring if I am being frank. He is a very talented artist obviously but it just doesn't do it for me. His Beren and Luthien work is s uninspired that I found it a shame he was used again when some like Ted shows solid concepts across his entire portfolio.

Posted on: 7/27 2:15:52


Re: New Book Releases
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The thing is that the LoTR volumes in the new set are based off the 1st Edition Dust jackets, which are all just off-white and very simple, so there isn't really a cover piece from each book to use.. I really didn't like the Tolkien Treasury box -- I thought it just looked like a hot mess (and I didn't buy it). The individual volumes were all nicely designed, though, and I have them individually.

The use of the weird box shape makes designing anything not rubbish quite difficult, in the case of the LoTR / Hobbit set. If it was a normal slipcase, it would be quite easy to do something decent inspired by the original 1st edition slipcases, with - perhaps - one side being LoTR and the other side being Hobbit inspired. The triangular shape lends itself to nothing, and I'm not sure that the 2005 covers could be used very easily.


Good point about the 1st edition jackets. I don't like the off white with the box but I do like the map, just not the colour. I was not too fussed over the treasury box but did like the volumes.

I just think that if they are going to release another title and expect it to sit within a "treasury" scope then it should at least sit within that style.

Posted on: 7/23 2:52:00


Re: New Book Releases
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I would prefer this pocket box to fit with the Tolkien Treasury given it also called "Treasury" and have a cover piece from each book, the covers used in the 2005 volumes would work well, I think they would fit more with the Tolkien Treasury covers. Either the towers or the background of Return of the King would fit the Roverandom style on the front. I think the white spines of the Rings volumes are what look out of place.

Posted on: 7/23 2:08:08



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