Tolkien Collector's Guide
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Nov 3
2020/11/3 18:25:30 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Why do Letters, Morgoth's Ring, and Peoples of Middle Earth have separate copyrights? Put another way, what's the difference between the Tolkien Trust and various Tolkien Copyright Trusts?
Nov 3
2020/11/3 19:01:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

Why do Letters, Morgoth's Ring, and Peoples of Middle Earth have separate copyrights? Put another way, what's the difference between the Tolkien Trust and various Tolkien Copyright Trusts?

I don't know the various differences, but it is not uncommon for an estate to have various trusts set up for different purposes. The Tolkien Trust is a public charitable trust set up by the family in 1977. The Tolkien Copyright Trust I would assume has other copyrighted works assigned to it, and it handles the income from those other books.

The reasons for having more than one trust are uncountable - different beneficiaries, different board of directors choosing how to distribute charitable donations, easier at some point to create a second trust than modify an existing one... the list could go on and on.
Nov 9
2020/11/9 15:30:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1st Edition, 2nd Printing 1930

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Nov 9
2020/11/9 16:56:02 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
This may sound like blasphemy, but that dust jacket does no justice to the gorgeous book within. Wow!
Nov 9
2020/11/9 17:28:06 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sublime ! Bravo !!
The condition of the book is stunning, congrats Are there annotations inside or is it free of it?
Nov 9
2020/11/9 18:14:56 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Thanks! The book has no annotations or writing
Nov 19
2020/11/19 0:52:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Finally got a 1951. Have all of them from '42 onwards now (and only the '51 doesn't have a jacket). £270 from a dealer, which is probably not a bad deal based on what these seem to go for these days / how scarce they are. Decent nick, no bumped corners, etc, but a bit of foxing to the endpapers.

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Nov 19
2020/11/19 0:54:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Stu wrote:

Finally got a 1951. Have all of them from '42 onwards now (and only the '51 doesn't have a jacket). £270 from a dealer, which is probably not a bad deal based on what these seem to go for these days / how scarce they are. Decent nick, no bumped corners, etc, but a bit of foxing to the endpapers.

That's a sharp looking copy! Nice find. I’ll throw this up here as it just came in (purchased for the fun illustrations).

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Nov 19
2020/11/19 0:55:32 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

Stu wrote:

Finally got a 1951. Have all of them from '42 onwards now (and only the '51 doesn't have a jacket). £270 from a dealer, which is probably not a bad deal based on what these seem to go for these days / how scarce they are. Decent nick, no bumped corners, etc, but a bit of foxing to the endpapers.

That's a sharp looking copy! Nice find.

It was an Abe for a total of about 10 minutes :)
Nov 19
2020/11/19 1:12:25 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Great price on the 1951 Hobbit. Hard to find any bargains on Hobbits these days.

Urulókë, Always liked that Belarussian Hobbit cover (as you said - fun cover). Best thing about foreign translations are the illustrations.
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