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    Not sure if it could interest you Alec, but when I saw abebooks sharing the following, I immediately thought of you.
    They are not signed though


    "These were first official Lord of the Rings paperbacks to be published in the US. Ballantine printed them in 1965 after Ace had issued an unauthorized paperback edition. These humble softcovers were immensely popular at the time."







    2 sets seems available : https://www.abebooks.com/book-search...j-r-r-tolkien/
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    Thank you for highlighting these Jeremy, however I have been very strict with the parameters in which I collect Tolkien. There are so many variations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, not to mention the other smaller books he published in his lifetime. I am not a completist and would rather have two copies of the same book in fine condition than variations in not such an acceptable state. Nonetheless thank you again for thinking of me, really appreciated. Best wishes with the King acquisitions. Alec.

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    Posting some new arrivals for Alec. A 1st edition signed of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Not a rare book, however certainly not that many signed. The “Miramar” is a country house hotel in Bournemouth and was a favourite place for Tolkien to visit.



    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    This is an oil on board by the late Roger Garland, one of the better known Tolkien illustrators. This particular painting was destined to be the cover artwork for “Sauron Defeated”, however it was changed at the last minute. Surprisingly the replacement is still known as “Sauron Defeated II”. This is one of only two Tolkien originals that Roger and Linda Garland have ever sold. The other resides in a private museum in Switzerland.

    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Thank you Becca.
    You can see more at:
    lakeside-gallery.com (The Art of Roger and Linda Garland).
    The collection of original Tolkien oil paintings, as Simon explained, has remained largely intact apart from two pieces, this being one of them. Strangely this is still referred to as “Sauron Defeated I”, whereas the piece finally chosen is indicated as “Sauron Defeated II”. However which way, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have one of them in my collection.

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    Poor Sauron.
    Couldn't they just have rehabilitated him?
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

    And the people bowed and prayed, to the cell phone god they made...

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    That painting looks awesome.

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    Thank you Mike.
    Along with Becca it is heartening to find that people are still in awe of an artists ability to amaze and captivate, not only with the subject matter but in the technique in which it is portrayed.
    Much appreciated.

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    Wow! That is beautiful.

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    Original inspiring art is a valuable contribution to society.Congratulations on becoming the curator.
    It's in great hands.

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    Thank you to Jerome and Elliot.
    Your comments Jerome align exactly with how I view the importance of art in our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec View Post
    Thank you Becca.
    You can see more at:
    lakeside-gallery.com (The Art of Roger and Linda Garland).
    The collection of original Tolkien oil paintings, as Simon explained, has remained largely intact apart from two pieces, this being one of them. Strangely this is still referred to as “Sauron Defeated I”, whereas the piece finally chosen is indicated as “Sauron Defeated II”. However which way, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have one of them in my collection.
    I much prefer the composition of the painting you acquired!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Posting some new arrivals for Alec. A 1st edition signed of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Not a rare book, however certainly not that many signed. The “Miramar” is a country house hotel in Bournemouth and was a favourite place for Tolkien to visit.



    I love this, Truly amazing. I see and learn new things everyday!

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    Thanks Becca for the comparison, I felt exactly the same way as you.

    Pleased you liked them Glen, as the saying goes, “everyday is a school day”!

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    my visits to TDT are not complete until i scroll through your collection thread to see whats new, and todays visit certainly didn't disappoint. I never tire of seeing Tolkien's wonderful signature, and Sauron Defeated? breath-taking; an absolute treasure. thanks for allowing Simon to share it with us.
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    Thank you Surly, always a pleasure to share what comes along.
    The difficulty is the speed in which some of these collectibles are drying up, no longer available as they are locked into collections and do not reappear. It does not seem so long ago that signed first editions were in abundance, along with a lot of signed limiteds and lettereds. Not so now. Still I suppose it makes the acquisition that much more gratifying! (And a little more expensive).

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    Supersupersuperamazing !!!

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    Amazing!

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