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Aug 4, 2013 (edited)

I have had a bit of success with UK Hobbits recently

Every impression from the 3rd Printing of 1942 to the 24th (10th Impression of the 3rd Edition in 1975), apart from one

I only collect Hobbits with Dust-Jackets and they have to be not priced clipped, hence why no 1st or 2nd Printings, a small number of editions (three) need to be replaced because they do not fit my criteria.

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I just found out about this amazing thread and the word amazing does not do justice!

Thank you very much for sharing the collection!
Jun 1
Someone on reddit asked to see my collection, and easiest to load it here...

I think this is about half of my collection (which is a lot smaller than most of the other collectors on here). The rest are boxed -- I boxed up a good 50 or so a few weeks back, and there must already be at least 150 boxed before that. I only use two book-cases, so stuff just gets moved off periodically to make room, and I didn't bother unpacking a lot of stuff when I moved to NZ...

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Jun 1
This is a beautiful collection Stu. Love it!
Jun 1
Awesome collection!
Jun 1
Ta. I think once I have got the rest of those damn Hobbits and found a "Huddersfield" with a dust jacket, I'll be done...

Oh, and an Inkings that has been kept in total darkness (ironically, I might have been able to get one of those when I got the other A&U books that has been boxed since new -- just didn't think about it at the time).
Jun 2
Gorgeous!
Jun 2
Sublime!
Jun 3
My collection, like yours, is very large: academic books by and on Tolkien, Tolkien books, letters, signed books, artistic works etc. For me, therefore, it is very difficult to photograph everything.. Here I publish some photographs of my library. In the last photo, I with Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkien Archivist of the Bodleian Library, in my library. She was our guest at the Tolkien Archive in Barletta (May 2019), and so I showed her my archive. it was a honor for me.

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Jun 3

Tolkieniano wrote:
My collection, like yours, is very large: academic books by and on Tolkien, Tolkien books, letters, signed books, artistic works etc. For me, therefore, it is very difficult to photograph everything.. Here I publish some photographs of my library. In the last photo, I with Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkien Archivist of the Bodleian Library, in my library. She was our guest at the Tolkien Archive in Barletta (May 2019), and so I showed her my archive. it was a honor for me.


That's definitely a sizeable collection of books! My wife would probably divorce me if I had a collection like that (she already gets irritated by handful of books she has to bring back for me every year from the UK that I order to my in-laws!)
Jun 3
Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection Tolkieniano!
Are all of your books in your collection listed on your website?
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