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23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 3:08:52 PM UTC
And there you go! What an interesting investigation. Congrats northman on getting a cool item.
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 3:32:26 PM UTC
Yes, congrats northman glad it paid off for you!
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 4:46:59 PM UTC

northman wrote:

So Merlin Unwin was kind enough to answer my enquiry about the sheets. He informed me that he didnt start working at George Allen and Unwin until a couple of years after the publishing of the silmarillion so unfortunately he had not seen these exact sheets, but he did know that such signatures were sent from GAU to the american publisher before printings of the US edition.

Then Uruloke mentioned that some publishing veterans participated in the 'BBC mock up thread' on Brian Sibleys FB. I sent them photographs of the sheets and one of them, David John Fielder, could inform me that these sheets were indeed the real thing and was a copy of the first Silmarillion printing sent to the american publisher to prepare their printing. Fielder used the phrase 'pretty rare' defending the upcoming cost of having @Duneidan making a nice clamshell for them :)

Thank you to Khamul and Uruloke for helping me sort out a bit about the mystery of these sheets. I feel very lucky now that I picked them up.

Wow that is really cool! Congrats on picking up such an interesting rarity
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 6:08:29 PM UTC
Congratulations! That's some super detective work and great to have a little piece of publishing history.
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 6:46:29 PM UTC
Congratulations, Frode, and thanks for sharing!
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 7:43:49 PM UTC
Congrats Frode ! No you have your special Silmarillion !
23 Mar, 2023
2023-3-23 11:58:54 PM UTC
thanks guys!
19 March
2024-3-19 2:57:09 PM UTC
On the subject of L.W. Currey - a fascinating piece on Khamuls blog:

https://silmarillion-minutiae.blogspot ... lowes-dummy-1977.html?m=1
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