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Sep 19
2020/9/19 20:38:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oooh, what was the Mr Reynolds talk about?
Sep 19
2020/9/19 20:57:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Professors at play - Some early reviews of The Hobbit (Alan Reynolds)

I collect Tolkien; and sometimes at Oxonmoot I like to examine some of the items I've picked up over the years. Today I'd like to make a “show and tell” presentation of the year's run of The Horn Book (1938), which includes adverts for, and articles about, the first US printing of The Hobbit.
I will be supplementing this with photocopies of CS Lewis's two reviews of The Hobbit; one published in The Times, the other in the Times Literary Supplement. I take my title from the review page in The Times of 6th December 1937; one which drew a typically 'Tolkien' response from JRR in a letter to his publishers.
Sep 19
2020/9/19 23:49:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Chatting with Michael Everson and Harm Schelhaas (and many others) about Tolkien's writing systems now, lots of fun.
Sep 20
2020/9/20 17:33:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Had unplanned guests so couldn't manage to join the meeting today at 16:00 UK time, sorry Jeremy... I was looking forward to it..
Sep 20
2020/9/20 21:01:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sorry you couldn't make it! It was very informal and fun. I think I/we will try to do something similar again soon.
Sep 20
2020/9/20 21:58:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I very much enjoyed our discussion this morning at Oxonmoot. Seeing what everyone had on their shelves was a treat and I was happy to show off a couple of my items as well.
Sep 20
2020/9/20 23:47:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I finally joined TCG...no longer lurking

Nice to meet you all virtually...

Lance (the guy with 21 ACE LOTR sets)
Sep 20
2020/9/20 23:51:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Welcome LanceFormation! Glad you aren't lurking any more.

And Mr. Underhill it was great to chat as well. Looking forward to the next one (whenever that might be).
Sep 21
2020/9/21 3:13:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Welcome LanceFormation! Glad you aren't lurking any more.

And Mr. Underhill it was great to chat as well. Looking forward to the next one (whenever that might be).

I'd like to personally vouch for LanceFormation as having an unparalleled collection (especially in certain areas for example First U.S. Edition Hobbits... and Hobbits in general) and as being a great guy!
Sep 21
2020/9/21 11:22:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Well, thank you Berelach! I miss our NYC meet-ups...
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