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Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off

Subject: Re: Signed LotR to be Auctioned Off
by remy on 2013/1/30 16:46:14

Pics of Lot 518

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Tolkien (J.R.R.). The Silmarillion, ed. Christopher Tolkien, 1st ed., 1977, folding map, original cloth, d.j., 8vo, signed by Christopher Tolkien, with a two page proof of the title and opposite page by Christopher Tolkien, and a note by him: “The Elvish lettering on these pages is hastily done and on no account to be reproduced” (it was reproduced in the book almost exactly), plus a lunch invitation from Rayner Unwin and Christopher Tolkien on July 29, 1977 to launch publication of the book, together with unbound proof sheets of The Silmarillion, a presentation copy to Rayner Unwin from Christopher dated 15 September 1977, a limited edition copy (4/1000) signed by Christopher Tolkien and another signed trade edition (5)