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BCA Silmarillion Dummy

Feb 8
2020/2/8 18:49:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Andrew Wells posted these pictures on Facebook, and I thought it would be interesting to share them here as well (with his permission).

This is a 1978 Silmarillion Dummy from Richard Clay (The Chaucer Press), Ltd.
Publisher: Book Club Associates
Title of Book: The Silmarillion
Size: 198 x 127 mm
pp.: 416 (page count)
Boards: 1725
Cloth: Burgundy
Date Sent: 26.7.78

With a hand written note from The Grove Paper Co. Ltd. about the paper used:
Quality: Henford Antique
Size & Weight: 70 gm2

For more information on various Silmarillion Dummy copies, feel free to read this older thread on TolkienGuide.

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Feb 8
2020/2/8 19:06:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Cue a certain Silmarillion collector!
Feb 8
2020/2/8 21:20:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Deagol wrote:
Cue a certain Silmarillion collector!

He will be seething if he doesn't have one.
Feb 8
2020/2/8 21:56:29 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I send Andrew an email every year or so asking him when he's going to sell it (to me).

Just drafting one now...
Feb 9
2020/2/9 2:20:11 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:
I send Andrew an email every year or so asking him when he's going to sell it (to me).

Just drafting one now...

A stern email isn't going to cut it. It is for these kinds of situations that you call on the services of Blackwater.
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