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Seller: tobyp (841)
Rosenheim, Europe, DE
Ended Dec 22, 2013 3:06:48 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
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This is a truely rare collector's item, a book that has not only been signed by J.R.R. Tolkien, but was also owned by him at one point in time. As a professor of English Language and Literature in Oxford, Tolkien had a huge library. Most of these books were on philological topics. It is known that Tolkien had a tendency to sign some of these books on the title page, needless to say, books that were signed by him are very rare. I bought this book in 1998 from a renown ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America)-bookseller from Rochester, Michigan. I was told that this book was owned by Tolkien until he died in 1973, so he presumably had it for a very long time. I was also told, that it then went to the library of J.R.R. Tolkien's second son Michael H.R. Tolkien. The book here is also on a philological topic "On the History of English Inflections particulaly -th and -s". It was writen by a Swedish author "Erik Holmqvist" and published in 1922 in the German university towm of Heidelberg, my guess is that is was a dissertation. Tolkien has signed the book in the top right corner with a fountain pen. The condition of the book is very good, the paper of the cover is very thin, still the signature is in perfect condition. Shipping will be 7 GBP. European bidders can pay me through Paypal or a bank transfer, American bidders please use Paypal.
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