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Nice, interesting finds

Nice, interesting finds

Feb 16

As I don't seem to find an existing topic concerning nice bookshop/internet finds, feel free to post your most recent, interesting additions here!

Mine is a first edition copy of An Edition of þe liflade ant te passiun of seinte iuliene by Tolkien's protégé Simonne d'Ardenne, with a written dedication by the same. Lucky find in an Oxfam bookshop (in Ghent, Belgium)!

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Apr 21
I hope the recovery goes well Deagol.

BH
Apr 22
Thank you all.
Apr 22
Hope for a speedy recovery Deagol! All the best!
Jun 9
Was this thread intended for everyone to dump their "interesting finds" stories?

Well, here is one for the ephemera lovers out there. This is a unused promotional sticker from 1977...

BH

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Jun 9
Nice find Khamul!
Jun 9
Nice. Never seen one of those before!
Jun 17
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I don't know exactly, if these are interesting finds, but make your own judgement..

This is a nice little book I won in a quiz 1984. It is a bilingual special hardback edition of Farmer Giles of Ham (one page in english, the opposite page in german), printed only with a number of 19 copies.
The regular edition is a paperback

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Jun 17
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Here is an other book, I want to share with you.
On tolkienbooks.com it is stated, that the 3rd printing of "The Road goes ever on" was first printed in Germany. But it wasn't the 3rd printing, that was issued 1993, it was only a 2nd. It is an english reprint of the 2nd edition with a translated booklet in addition, containing the "Notes and Translations". So the book itself is an english reprint from 1978, the booklet contains a foreword for the german edition. In the paragraph next to last, Donald Swann says, that he hoped the 9th song "Luthien Tinuviel" will be published recently in addition..

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Jun 17
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Last but not least this book: a limited edition of "Beowulf and the Critics"
It is a leather bound revised second edition

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Jun 21

Ithildin wrote:
Here is an other book, I want to share with you.
On tolkienbooks.com it is stated, that the 3rd printing of "The Road goes ever on" was first printed in Germany. But it wasn't the 3rd printing, that was issued 1993, it was only a 2nd. It is an english reprint of the 2nd edition with a translated booklet in addition, containing the "Notes and Translations". So the book itself is an english reprint from 1978, the booklet contains a foreword for the german edition. In the paragraph next to last, Donald Swann says, that he hoped the 9th song "Luthien Tinuviel" will be published recently in addition..


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