Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Valv
1 minute ago

Findegil
3 hours 13 minutes ago

Khamûl
4 hours 5 minutes ago

Tapuvae
5 hours 54 minutes ago

Deagol
6 hours 9 minutes ago

wellinghall
9 hours 40 minutes ago

Trotter
13 hours 9 minutes ago

Urulöké
20 hours 13 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???

Subject: Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
by Findegil on 2010/4/4 14:29:00

No, it's not d'Ardenne, but we can't think who it might be either -- perhaps one of the Oxford students he was tutoring around that time, or a friend in the Exeter College Essay Club? The handwriting is Tolkien's, anyway, his earlier, less disciplined script: compare, for instance, the page from The Fall of Gondolin in The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, and the 1913 inscription reproduced in J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, p. 27. The latter is signed 'John Reuel Tolkien', so only one 'R', as it were, in that case.

Wayne & Christina
© 2015 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us