The following is just basically a repeat of what I had written and posted on the Home page of PT concerning the 50th anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Somehow I figured that there might be some other members here who would like to leave some comments, so please feel free.
On July 29, in 1954 Allen & Unwin published the first edition of The Fellowship Of The Ring in Great Britain. 3,500 copies were printed in the first run, and it did well enough that six weeks after publication a second printing was ordered. An American edition from Houghton-Mifflin followed in October 1954.
On behalf of the Council here at PT, all of our members, and readers and fans of Tolkien worldwide, whose lives have been touched by Tolkien’s extraordinary masterpiece we celebrate this remarkable crowning achievement!
HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY FOTR!!!!! :pary:
"I would have the Ring-bearer bring the crown to me, and let Mithrandir set it upon my head, if he will; for he has been the mover of all that has been accomplished, and this is his victory." Elessar