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Houghton Mifflin Silmarillion Poster

Mar 5
2022/3/5 20:14:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

I was wondering if anyone has seen this poster before.

It is 22x16 inches and appears to have been printed by Houghton Mifflin in anticipation of the publishing of The Silmarillion. It has some color elements of the UK cover and comes with a letter from Houghton announcing the release of the US edition.

A bookstore display maybe?

Thanks in advance for any insights.

Lance

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Mar 5
2022/3/5 20:23:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Never seen this one. Wonderful poster. Where did you find this?
Mar 5
2022/3/5 20:42:13 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Arbor wrote:

Never seen this one. Wonderful poster. Where did you find this?

At a local bookshop near Philadelphia…
Mar 5
2022/3/5 22:41:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Great find. I love promotional materials like this!
Mar 5
2022/3/5 23:26:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Clearly well looked after, and nice to see.
Mar 5
2022/3/5 23:42:44 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This looks remarkably similar to the folded map poster that came with the Caedmon Records "The JRR Tolkien Soundbook" vinyl record.

Very cool find! I hadn't ever seen one before.

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Mar 6
2022/3/6 0:27:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

This looks remarkably similar to the folded map poster that came with the Caedmon Records "The JRR Tolkien Soundbook" vinyl record.

Indeed! Quite similar…
Mar 8
2022/3/8 18:09:52 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Cool poster.
Mar 8
2022/3/8 19:40:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I've seen it once before, about four years ago on eBay for sale with a copy of the first US edition. Don't have any info on it unfortunately.

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Mar 8
2022/3/8 20:02:23 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
You can easily find it. Just buy the J.R.R. Tolkien Soundbook. 1977. 4 LP & POSTER SET by Caedmon.

Contains the first four J.R.R. Tolkien releases on Caedmon Records:

The Silmarillion: Of Beren And Lúthien
J.R.R. Tolkien ‎Reads And Sings His The Hobbit And The Fellowship Of The Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien ‎Reads And Sings His The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / The Return Of The King
Poems And Songs Of Middle Earth

Includes an 18" x 24" fold-out poster for "The Silmarillion: Of Beren And Lúthien" with the map of Beleriand.
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