Tolkien Collector's Guide
Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills
By Ulmo

Saga of Hrolf Kraki, tr. Stella Mills

Oct 25, 2016

And now for something ephermeral…

Does anyone have this?

Any idea why he stopped selling it?
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Oct 26, 2016
Thanks for adding some clarification. Sounds like rather an odd foreward.
Sep 18
Look at this!!

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Sep 18
Nice find! I assume you bought it...
Sep 18
You betcha. At that price ($29.00), I even ran it past the wife first!

Enjoying the read, too.

I once had a conversation with a Scandinavian fellow (I can’t remember any more details about him), and when it turned to The Hobbit and Beorn, he nodded happily and told me he had grown up on tales of Beorn. That always stuck with me. I knew Beorn had literary antecedents, but the way he put it, the concept that there were more tales of Beorn out there somewhere, really ultimately got me very excited about this book.
Sep 18
I wonder what the story is behind the copyright dispute. It doesn't seem likely it would be something Doug would have overlooked before publishing. My guess would be that he got permission but upon publication, the estate (who acquired/given a copy), read the foreward, and "withdrew" their support (for its existence generally).
Sep 18
A nice find, indeed! I am still searching for a copy (original or the reissue)...
Sep 18
Does "33/3072" mean there were 3072 copies made?
Sep 18

Ulmo wrote:
Does "33/3072" mean there were 3072 copies made?


I am pretty sure that is a bookseller inventory code, not a publisher's notation. Meaningless except to the person who wrote it.
Sep 19
Thanks. That makes sense. So 33 is probably 1933.
Sep 19

Ulmo wrote:
Thanks. That makes sense. So 33 is probably 1933.


No, I don't think it refers to the year, but to a numbering system that meant something to the bookseller who wrote it and as Urulöké pointed out is now meaningless except for the person who wrote it.
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