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I Palantir magazines.
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By Lokki

I Palantir magazines.

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I am happy to have acquired all 4 I Palantir magazines - first Tolkien fanzine ever.


From fanlore.org : ''I Palantir was the gen Tolkien anthology published by the first organized Tolkien group, The Fellowship of the Ring.

This zine is credited as the first fanzine solely devoted to Tolkien. It had a sister zine called Nazgul's Bane, which was published in the UK for the club's British members.

There were four issues of "I Palantir" before the organization was disbanded.

Ted Johnstone was the group's founder. "Ted Johnstone is the pseudonym for David McDaniel, author of a number of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. novels and at least one The Prisoner novel. ''

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Nice!
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Congrats!
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By Lokki

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Thank you guys!
It is really exciting to own a part of history of Tolkien fandom
They are in great condition too.
Btw. Bruce Pelz was the publisher and the editor of the magazine.
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By Deagol

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A very nice find! I have only ever found issue #1.
Would you mind if I used your photo at TolkienBooks.net?
http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details2.php?id=532
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By Lokki

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Hi Deagol,

please feel free to use any pictures you are interested in.
If you would like any additional photos just let me know, i can take extra photos if you need them.
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By Deagol

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Thank you Lokki. I have added it just now. I can add an image credit if you wish.

Could you post a photo of the page with Tolkien's letter to Triode.

I will dig out my copy of Triode and post an image as well. It would be interesting to see if the same extracts were printed.
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By Lokki

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It would be a real honor to have a credit on your site, i use it almost on a daily basis and it is my main source for Tolkien bibliography.

I am sending you complete article (pages 17-19), on the third page you can see Tolkien's response.

Let me know if the extract is any different than from the one in Triode magazine.

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By Deagol

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Is the cover artist for issue 3 credited? I notice now that I don't have that detail at TolkienBooks.

Doc Weir's article appears to have been re-typed but it is essentially the same as the original. The first sentence and the second paragraph of Tolkien's letter did not appear in I, Palantir - see the extract below from Triode:

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Issue 3 cover ("a soldier of Gondor") by Bjo Trimble. She also did the frontispiece and the back cover art.
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