Andúril (UK)

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The name Andúril refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Andúril (disambiguation).

Andúril, edited by John Martin, began as the second official bulletin of The Tolkien Society. It became an independent fanzine after issue 2 (although issue 3 was distributed to Tolkien Society members). It then became increasingly less Tolkienian in scope. Amon Hen (the first issue titled Henneth Annûn) replaced it as the Society's official bulletin.[1]

Issue page size changes from issue to issue (irregular). First three issues have subtitle: The bulletin of the Tolkien Society, while later issues have subtitle: Magazine of fantasy.

Nos. 0-7 in Marquette Hunnewell collection. Nos. 0-6 in The Tolkien Society archive.[2]

Issues[edit]

Andúril 0[edit]

  • Published: January 1972
  • Length: 14 pages
  • According to the editor, it was "Numbered 0, because this is more a flyer announcing the return of an officially approved T.S. Bulletin".

Andúril 1[edit]

  • Published: April 1972
  • Length: 34 pages
  • Carried a flier from George Allen & Unwin advertising Tolkien's books.

Andúril 2[edit]

  • Published: June 1972
  • Length: 38 pages
  • It included a supplementary sheet noting that Tolkien had consented to be the Society's Honorary President when Vera Chapman met him on 27 June 1972.
  • Last issue as the official Tolkien Society bulletin.

Andúril 3[edit]

  • Published: November 1972
  • Length: 48 pages
  • Although no longer the Society's bulletin, it was mailed to all Tolkien Society members.

Andúril 4[edit]

  • Published: [?]July 1974
  • Length: 40 pages

Andúril 5[edit]

  • Published: [?]July 1975
  • Length: 36 pages

Andúril 6[edit]

  • Published: [?]1977
  • Length: 48 pages

Andúril 7[edit]

  • Published: [?]February 1979
  • Length: 52 pages

References

  1. Charles E. Noad, "The Tolkien Society — the early days", Mallorn 50, pp. 15-24
  2. Tolkien Collector’s Guide, as of July 22, 2010
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