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Publishing The Lord of the Rings
The First Impression of RotK
VI  The First Boxed Edition
VII  The Readers Union Edition
VIII  The First Deluxe Edition
IX  Printing and Binding LotR
XIV  LotR: A Bibliography
XV  LotR: A Bibliography of Slipcases

The History of Middle-earth series
A Guide to the Contents
II  Prices on Dustwrappers
III  Original Retail Prices
IV  Print Run Sizes
The Guild Publishing Editions
VI  Shaping of Middle-earth Wrapper
VII  Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped?

Other Articles
Christopher Tolkien Bibliography
I Think I've Got A Hobbit
Missing Images
Nasty Tricksy Hobbits
Printing and Binding The Hobbit
Songs for the Philologists
The Princess Hobbit
Tolkien Calendars
Tolkien the Esperantist?
Tolkien's Languages and Alphabets
Unpublished Manuscript Found?

The Complete History of Middle-earth - Slipcased setThis area of the site consists of several short articles detailing a variety of aspects of interest to collectors of books from The History of Middle-earth.

Part I - A Guide to the Contents - a guide to the contents of each volume in the series.

Part II - Prices on Dustwrappers - illustrates the various ways that dustwrappers have been priced, and discusses which (if any) should be thought of as being the earliest state.

Part III - Original Retail Prices - a breakdown of how much the books cost originally, and when the prices were increased.

Part IV - Print Run Sizes - a summary of the information given in Wayne Hammond's bibliography, together with information supplied by HarperCollins.

Part V - When Were the Guild Editions Published? - discusses a possible error in Hammond's Tolkien bibliography

Part VI - The Shaping of Middle-earth Dustwrapper - illustrates and discusses the various states of the dustwrapper.

Part VII - Was The Peoples of Middle-earth Pulped? - discusses the rumour, identifies a possible origin and gives a definitive answer.
 

 

 

 
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