Tolkien Collector's Guide

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Recent Acquisitions

Feb 28
2020/2/28 17:37:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

I thought it would be nice to have a running thread where people can post recent acquisitions they want to discuss, ask questions about, or just brag/share for fun.

(If you want to share something but want to keep it anonymous, just message me and I will post for you).
Feb 28
2020/2/28 17:43:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yesterday this fun book came in the mail to me. It contains a short submission from Tolkien on page 43 about his interests in reading when he was a teenager.

Attacks of Taste, edited by Evelyn B. Bryne and Otto M. Penzler, 1971. The dustjacket is plain white paper. The cloth boards have a label affixed to the front and to the spine. Limited to an edition of 500 copies, of which 100 presentation copies were not signed, and the other 400 were signed by the editors (the signature/limitation page is at the back of the book).

My copy is fine/fine and #183.

Hammond B19 (Section B is "Contributions to Books"), pp. 319-320

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Feb 28
2020/2/28 20:34:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
huh - my copy is not signed; I was feeling quite disappointed about it, really.
Feb 28
2020/2/28 20:58:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The unsigned ones are RARE!!!!!
Feb 28
2020/2/28 21:01:47 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Otherwise known as the Alan Lee Collecting Rule.
Feb 28
2020/2/28 21:10:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
wowza!
Feb 28
2020/2/28 21:50:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I picked up this "Stories from the Third Age", which arrived yesterday. The books are unread, but the slipcase has the usual wear. NZD 15.00 (about £7.50)

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Feb 28
2020/2/28 22:12:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:
I picked up this "Stories from the Third Age", which arrived yesterday. The books are unread, but the slipcase has the usual wear. NZD 15.00 (about £7.50)

I've always liked that title for the boxed set.
Feb 28
2020/2/28 23:02:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Stu wrote:
I picked up this "Stories from the Third Age", which arrived yesterday. The books are unread, but the slipcase has the usual wear. NZD 15.00 (about £7.50)

I've always liked that title for the boxed set.

Absolutely. I'd love to see the title re-used. Would have been a far better name than "Tolkien Treasury" for the faux facsimile set a couple of years back.
Mar 4
2020/3/4 23:38:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Today’s arrival... 😁

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Mar 5
2020/3/5 0:57:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
On the Tolkien buying news for me, my wife's paperback edition of The Fall of Gondolin is coming out (May 5 I believe). She doesn't like the hardback format. For myself, I've got A Secret Vice on order as well, in paperback - which will go with my paperback of On Fairy-Stories in that sense.

For non-Tolkien, to stray a bit, I've got the next Bernard Cornwell on order as well (in the format I like) called Sword of Kings, and lastly from Harry Potter I'll be getting the Slytherin editions in hardback for Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. Oh I've also got the new illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages ordered too.

George R.R. Martin has until October to announce The Winds of Winter to be published "this year" (after he announced A Dance With Dragon's completing (not of the first draft, but when it was DONE) it appeared about 3 months later.)

I think that's it for books.....
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