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231121225626
Seller: 480lance (76)
100.0% positive
Fountain Hills, Arizona, US
Completed
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Ended Dec 24, 2013 9:23:05 PM
Category: Books:Fiction & Literature
$59.99
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On auction is a photograph of J.R.R Tolkien's home in Oxford. The size is 6x4 inches. Perfect for framing! Information about his home:Built in the 1920s and sitting comfortably in the leafy suburbs of Oxford. It has the protection afforded by Grade II listed status and all because a certain JRR Tolkien wrote a rather famous series of books while living there in the 1930s.Despite having no special architectural qualities, the house is considered to be as the place where Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and virtually all of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.Announcing the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s decision, Heritage Minister Andrew McIntosh explained how the house’s overwhelming historic importance qualified it for listing."Buildings are usually listed because of their fine architecture or unique design," the minister explained."But we can also give protection to buildings that have historical association with nationally important people or events. Professor Tolkien's house in Oxford is a fine example of this."Built by local architect Fred Openshaw in 1924, 20 Northmoor Road was originally designed for Basil Blackwell owner of Oxford's famous bookshop.JRR Tolkien moved into the house with his family in 1930 and is known to have written The Hobbit and most of The Lord of the Rings trilogy in the drawing room.The Tolkiens left the eight-bedroom property in 1947, but it remains much as it was back then.As well as numerous features, the original interior plan has survived except for the removal of a wall between the former study and drawing room by Professor Tolkien himself."The house is largely unaltered since Tolkien's time, with original doors, doorhandles and ornate window catches," added Andrew McIntosh. Note: The winning bidder will receive this photo without the red font. The photo does not include any of his books. ThanksPhotography by Lance Modzelewski. ALL rights reserved. Please do not print, distribute, share electronically or in print, copy, replicate the photo without my consent. Thank you.
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