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Aug 4, 2013 (edited)
2013/8/4 9:55:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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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Jun 1, 2019
2019/6/1 5:22:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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, 2019
2019/6/1 7:30:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This is a beautiful collection Stu. Love it!
Jun 1, 2019
2019/6/1 19:29:57 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Awesome collection!
Jun 1, 2019
2019/6/1 21:43:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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, 2019
2019/6/2 3:01:27 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Gorgeous!
Jun 2, 2019
2019/6/2 15:11:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sublime!
Jun 3, 2019
2019/6/3 8:56:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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, 2019
2019/6/3 9:09:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

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, 2019
2019/6/3 12:31:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thank you for sharing your beautiful collection Tolkieniano!
Are all of your books in your collection listed on your website?
Jun 3, 2019
2019/6/3 12:49:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here you can read more information:
http://tolkieniano.blogspot.com
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