Re: [mythsoc] Maps by Pauline Baynes
- At 12:23 PM 10/12/2004 -0400, Lizzie wrote:
>She did. _Farmer Giles_ was her first Inklings commission, and it was a
>I like Pauline Baynes' work too. Didn't she illustrate the Tolkien Reader?
>Farmer Giles of Ham and all that?
bit hit. "I am pleased with them beyond even the expectations aroused by
the first examples," wrote Tolkien. "They are more than illustrations,
they are a collateral theme."
- She also did the Narnia books. But the one I like best is "Bibo's Last
Song". She placed a series of drawings under the main illustration,
like the Bayeux Tapestry. Below each scene in "Last Song" she put
little scenes from "The Hobbit" that were related to it. She 'says' as
much in those drawings as could be said in a long literary essay.
From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano [mailto:lizziewriter@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Maps by Pauline Baynes
Now, I think we had the map poster on the wall (with Riders and Walkers)
when I was growing up (and I had the big ugly Silmarillion one over my
bedroom stairs) but the TEA TOWEL .. that would be a real prize !!
I like Pauline Baynes' work too. Didn't she illustrate the Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham and all that?
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
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> From: Wayne G. Hammond <Wayne.G.Hammond@...>
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> Date: 10/11/2004 7:53:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Maps by Pauline Baynes
> David Lenander wrote:
> >Actually, Baynes did 2 maps of Middle-earth. One was tied into the
> >release of the "Deluxe Paperback" edition of "LotR", and must have
> >out in the early 70s. This is the map that Margaret has (I have athe
> >copy, too). It's quite nice, in my opinion. There were little inset
> >scenes of various places in Middle-earth, three of which provided the
> >cover illustrations for the deluxe paperback edition: Hobbiton for
> >first volume, Minas Tirith for the second (or was it the third?).Allen &
> Pauline's Map of Middle-earth was first issued in 1970, by George
> Unwin, an entirely separate project from the Ballantine tradepaperback
> The latter, however, which was published in September of the sameyear,
> used the map on the slipcase, and the roundels of Hobbiton, MinasTirith,
> and the Towers of the Teeth from the map on the covers of vols. 1, 2,and
> >map was available for a while, I think, displacing the earlier map
> >which had decorations around the edges that appeared to be from the
> >same illustrator who'd done the giant mural that was cut up for the
> >original Ballantine paperback covers in the mid-60s.
> Barbara Remington.
> >The Baynes map
> >was better in every respect I think, except that the original map was
> >kind of plasticized or at least had a coating on the upper surface
> >was slick and more easily cleaned.paper,
> An Allen & Unwin memo I read called for 7,550 copies on Cartridge
> be followed by an unspecified quantity on glossy stock. But the copyof
> first printing that hangs on the wall behind me isn't glossy, nor isthe
> copy of a later printing (with somewhat different qualities of green)finish.
> downstairs in one of our Baynes collection large print boxes, and I've
> never seen one that didn't have what I would call a matte or dull
> >Baynes also did a later map for _The Hobbit_, which also had inset
> >scenes. It was smaller than the original Middle-earth map, and I'm
> >sure if it tied into a book publication, but it was essentially theEriador
> >same map that Tolkien had drawn for _The Hobbit_, I think, with the
> >"Edge of the Wild" line, etc.
> This was There and Back Again: A Map of Bilbo's Journey through
> Rhovanion, issued in 1971, not tied into any book production. Paulinehad
> done the first map, and kept the momentum going. Christina and I haveboth
> the poster and the tea towel (yes, tea towel) issues.jigsaw
> >I think that the former of her maps appeared in the middle of one or
> >more of the '70s era Ballantine Tolkien Calendars.
> Yes, for both Ballantine and Allen & Unwin. Both also were issued as
> A copy of the Middle-earth map is currently offered by a British
> eBay, in an auction to end tomorrow (12 October). The bidding is lowat
> moment.The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
> Wayne Hammond
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