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Jul 13, 2013
2013/7/13 10:39:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Please post any advertising images from Tolkien's publishers that you have in this thread.

Description:1980 UK 25th Anniversary Lord of the Rings Paperback boxset
Publisher: Unwin Paperbacks
Price: £4.50

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Jul 15, 2013
2013/7/15 2:00:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Card Set bookseller advertisement

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Jul 15, 2013
2013/7/15 2:02:41 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Waldenbooks (bookseller here in the USA back in the seventies and eighties) ad for Silmarillion release.

Not quite a publisher advert but similar enough I thought I would include it when I ran across it.

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Jul 15, 2013
2013/7/15 2:05:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Unfinished Tales mini catalog (pre-release) from Houghton Mifflin to booksellers. Weird folding pattern that didn't scan well, might include a photo soon that shows what order the panels go when you open it up.

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May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 9:18:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: popugai (2486)
Ended May 23, 2015
£126.00
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Anybody have any idea when this was issued, I would guess 1964.

It is included with a set of 1950's UK Lord of the Rings.

eBay Item #321754387776

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May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 9:33:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Couldn't enlarge the photo to read (but have one of these somewhere).

From memory (may be wrong) it is promotional leaflet/booklet issued with the 2nd Edition of the Lord of the Rings in 1966
May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 9:50:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Could you scan it and post it here?

May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 10:02:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I'll root it out when I get home later today and see what I can do.
May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 16:10:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I've got one of these. Not at home to check, but my booklist says 1966.
May 23, 2015
2015/5/23 17:50:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here are the photos.

The leaflet mentions the 3 volumes of the Lord of the Rings at 25s each - so this must be the 1966 Second Edition.

Also I had a GA&U promo letter filed with this leaflet (I think I purchased the leaflet and letter together). The Letter mentions the publication of Smith & Wootton Major in November - so this dates the letter to 1967. Whether the leaflet and letter were issued together:- Not sure on that one.

Anyway, 1966/67 seems to be the timeframe.

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May 24, 2015
2015/5/24 5:34:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks
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