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231121241924
Seller: 480lance (76)
100.0% positive
Fountain Hills, Arizona, US
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Ended Dec 24, 2013 10:07:24 PM
Category: Books:Fiction & Literature
$59.99
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On auction is a photograph of J.R.R Tolkien's tombstone. The size is 6x4 inches. Perfect for framing. Tolkien had the name Luthien engraved on Edith's tombstone at Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford. When Tolkien died 21 months later on 2 September 1973, at the age of 81, he was buried in the same grave, with Beren added to his name. The engravings read:Edith Mary Tolkien Lúthien 1889–1971 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Beren 1892–1973Wolvercote cemetary, oxfordIn Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the Children of lluvatar, and forsook her immortality for her love of the mortal warrior Beren. After Beren was captured by the forces of the Dark Lord Morgoth, Lúthien rode to his rescue upon the talking wolfhound Huan. Ultimately, when Beren was slain in battle against the demonic wolf Carcharoth, Lúthien, like Orpheus, approached the Valar, the angelic order of beings placed in charge of the world by Eru (God), and persuaded them to restore her beloved to life.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.