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181258494592
Seller: favouritetings1 (1159)
99.3% positive
Dorset, GB
Completed
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Ended Nov 13, 2013 1:27:18 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
£79.50
[2 Bids]
Buyer: o***n (540)
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Welcome to Favouritetings BELOW ARE ALL THE ITEMS I HAVE COLLECTED OVER 30+ YEARS.THESE ITEMS ARE JUST 2 ROOMS IN MY COLLECTION SHOWN IN THE PICTURES BELOW,I HAVE 4 VERY LARGE LOCKUPS WHICH ARE ALL FULL,SO PLEASE SAVE ME AS A SELLER AS I HAVE MANY VARIOUS ITEMS TO SELL AND TO CATER FOR ANY COLLECTOR,PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR ANY ARTIST OR OBJECT AS I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I HAVE MOST OF THE TIME BUT I TEND TO HAVE NEW ITEMS LISTED EVERY WEEK SO PLEASE HAVE A LOOK. PLEASE READ MY POLICY NOTE AT THE END OF THIS LISTING. ITEM TITLE LETTER TO PROF J.R.R TOLKIEN INKINGS GROUP THREE PAGES SIGNED C.S ITEM DESCRIPTION NICE THREE PAGE LETTER SIGNED FROM C.S TO PROF TOLKIEN WHILE AT OXFORD.HAS SOME CREASES AND TATTY EDGES ALL READABLE AND MENTIONS THE END OF HIS TRILOGY. ARTIST DETAILS OR ITEM John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE ( 1892 – 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959.He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. it hadn't been for the friendship between Tolkien and Lewis, the world would likely never have seen The Narnia Chronicles and The Lord of the Rings. What was it about "fairy stories" that led these two men to want to rehabilitate them for a modern audience—adults as well as children? They had both personal and professional reasons for this interest. Personally, they had both read and enjoyed such stories as they were growing up, in collections by the brothers Grimm, Andrew Lang, and others. Lewis had also heard Celtic myths—his nurse had told him some of the folk tales of Ireland.Professionally, they studied and taught the literatures of medieval romance and, in Tolkien's case, the background of Norse myth. And they realized that it was only quite recently that such stories had become marginalized as "children's stories." Through much of history these were tales told and enjoyed by grown-ups. Even strong warriors enjoyed them, rejoicing in their triumphant moments, weeping at tragic turns of events. These stories told them important things about life—about who they were and what the world was like, and about the realm of the divine.It dawned on both men that there was a need to create a readership again for these books—especially an adult readership. Lewis's space trilogy came out of this same impulse to write the sort of stories that he and Tolkien liked to read. He felt he could say things in science fiction that he couldn't say in other ways. And Tolkien had been expressing this sense already for years when the two men met—ever since World War One he had been writing hundreds of pages of a cycle of myth and legend from the early ages of Middle-earth. This, it would later turn out, would provide the "pre-history" for The Lord of the Rings, some of which was published after his death in The Silmarillion.Early in their relationship, in 1936, after Tolkien had written the children's story The Hobbit, the two men had a momentous conversation about their desire to bring such stories to a wider audience. They actually decided to divide the territory—Lewis would take "space travel," Tolkien "time travel." Tolkien never got around to finishing his time-travel story, concentrating instead on his more "adult" trilogy, in which he placed hobbits in the context of his Silmarillion stories. But Lewis did write his space books: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength. TWO PAGES ARE 5.5" WIDE BY 7" HIGHAND THE OTHER IS 5 X 8 Thanks for looking and please read below so you are fully aware of my shop policies FAVOURITETINGS POLICIES PLEASE NOTE THAT I POST WORLDWIDE AND THE POSTAGE COSTS I HAVE FOR WORLDWIDE ARE AN ESTIMATE SO MAY BE SLIGHTLY MORE OR LESS. PLEASE WAIT FOR YOUR INVOICE AFTER THE AUCTIONS ENDS. I WILL COMBINE POSTAGE ON MULTIPLE PURCHASES IN THE FINAL INVOICE. I POST WITHIN A DAY OR TWO BUT GIVE MYSELF FOUR DAYS IN CASE ANYTHING HAS DELAYED ME. In our shop you will also find a wide range of paintings in various styles from Pre-1900 to modern Abstract and many styles in between.Most of the art I sell is in the manner of the artist as I have no paperwork/provenance and I only research names and describe exactly what I see or find.If I have any provenance or other details I will add this to the description so please refrain from contacting me on that point. All my items are sold as seen and are described the best I can.Most pieces of art have either some frame marks and minor damage but anything major will be added to the main description. My postal costs include packaging and handling and any delayed items are due to postal error.All items are sent Via courier depending on size and weight and country.Please ask for postage abroad as we send worldwide and can arrange postage to most areas. Any other special next day service or Insurance needs can be requested by the buyer and this will be arranged at the end of the auction at the winning bidder's expense. Please do your own research BEFORE bidding as refunds are not available. Glass within frames cannot be insured and is therefore either removed at the buyers request or shipped at the buyer's risk. All items are wrapped and packed with the utmost care and attention.Collection is always available. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT YOU ARE BUYING THE ART ONLY. IF FRAMED, THE FRAME COMES FREE AS AN EXTRA BONUS AND NOT PART OF THE SALE PRICE. PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU ACCEPT AND UNDERSTAND MY POLICIES AND TERMS. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LOOK *******************************************************************************
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