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This is a copy of the Silmarillion I'd love to own!

Discussion in 'J R R Tolkien' started by Mith, Sep 22, 2011.

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    Mith

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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    Saying that it's Very Beautiful seems rather inadequate praise, so I'll add a Gorgeous.
     
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    The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    I love illuminated manuscripts! This is just absolutely luscious! The "Silmarillion" page with that sinuous "S" is incredible, and although I love the jewelled colours it's the subtlety of the "Maeglin" page which I keep coming back to. I so envy people who have this kind of talent -- I hope the article gets him and his work noticed.

    Thanks for linking to it, Mith.
     
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    Mith

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    I'll see that gorgeous and raise you a stunning lol

    No problems at all :) I totally agree, this deserves to be in print and the student there deserves to be recognised for his work. Hopefully the Tolkien Estate can see the same!
     
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    j d worthington

    j d worthington Moderator Staff Member

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    It would likely be quite an expensive item, if it were done properly, but... yes, it is an absolutely beautiful piece of work, and something I would love to have on my shelves....
     
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    nerd literature

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    That is a labor of love if there has ever been one. It sure beats my Houghton Miflin edition :)
     
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    Clansman

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    The Folio Society should contact this guy, and put out a slipcase edition (with a ribbon and gilt-edged pages).
     
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