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Re: history of conlanging (aka Conlang influences, aka Lest darkness fall)

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 1999, 8:17
Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Grandsire, C.A. wrote: > > > My childhood copy of LotR also lacked the appendices. It was a copy for > > children and the appendices were certainly considered to technical for > > them (that's certainly completely false, but say that to editors who > > want to save money buy selling less paper!). In fact, I never read the > > appendices at all. When I'm back in France, I buy an original copy of > > LotR with the appendices. I saw new editions released that seemed very > > good. > > > > Somewhere in our cellar there are our spare copies of LotR - I have > a three-volume English paperback with complete appendices you can > have when you visit next time. Last time we counted them, we had five > complete copies (one Dutch, four English) - including two hardback > (Irina's three volume set, and my one-volume one). >
Thank you very much, but I really want to buy my own! I'm trying to build my own library :) . Maybe one day I will have enough books to have bookshelves going at the top of a door like you :) .
> I think the appendices are the best part of it - I really, really > loved the chronologies, and the scripts. >
I think the copy I read had the chronologies, but that's all I ca remember.
> Boudewijn Rempt |
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