Unfinished Tales
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Apr 15
2021/4/15 20:03:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This came today. Strange little article, but some really interesting quotes. Nice to see the positive variant of the pen/beak analogy at the end. The rest of the magazine is pretty wild (Brando IS necessary, we learn, among other important information).

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Apr 15
2021/4/15 20:12:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks for sharing!

The author interviewed Tolkien in 1966 (August 9) for his Sunday Times article (15 January, 1967). Is this article a rewrite, or does it have new quotes in it? I don't have the ST article (or the NYT reprint) handy at the moment to compare.
Apr 15
2021/4/15 20:27:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The Sunday Times article was written by Philip Norman, and Philip appears to have made a cut-down version of that interview for this magazine. I'll probably go through and see if any new items are included but on first glance that does not appear to be the case.
Apr 15
2021/4/15 20:44:43 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Ithildin wrote:

This was delivered today. I was the only bidder on eBay. There was no mention of being inscribed in the description. I've paid 1,99 € ...

Lucky little find! I wouldn't pay more than 2 EUR for an unsigned one, mind! I picked mine up when they got remaindered - similar price (though unsigned, of course). Never quite seen the point of them.
Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:02:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks to Berelach for helping me get my latest UK 1st Silmarillion variant.

Left to Right: Export, Domestic, BCA '77, Domestic 2nd Print, BCA '78(latest acquisition)

The 2nd Print spine is badly faded as you can tell, and the map is missing, it's a ex library book I found some years ago and I think I paid about a dollar for it.

I kind of like the smaller BCA '78...no fold out map though?

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Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:09:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
So nice !

I have to grab some BCA 77 and 78 as well
And maybe a 4st Imp (University press) and 5th (Unwin Brothers)
Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:20:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I really like the tiny red BCAs. The first Silmarillion I read was one of those.
Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:22:19 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

emilien wrote:

So nice !

I have to grab some BCA 77 and 78 as well
And maybe a 4st Imp (University press) and 5th (Unwin Brothers)

I think I just need a 4 and 5 now too...and the ghost 3rd?
Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:23:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

I really like the tiny red BCAs. The first Silmarillion I read was one of those.

Nice Stu! But no fold out map? BCA went cheap in '78
Apr 18
2021/4/18 21:25:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Wish I had better spines on mine, the fading is so annoying.

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