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Re: Tolkien & Baynes

Subject: Re: Tolkien & Baynes
by Deagol on 2006/6/8 14:16:48

Below are the lot descriptions from the Sotheby's catalogue for 14-15 Dec 1992. The quantities differ slightly to those given in the newspaper articles.

139. There and Back Again, a Map of Bilbo's Journey through Eriador and Rhovanion. Large coloured map with 10 circular illustrations depicting scenes from the journey, signed by the author and artist, Tolkien's signature smudged, framed and glazed, 487x702mm.
The map is based on Tolkien's own design reproduced as endpapers in The Hobbit, 100 copies were printed on special paper in 1971. This was the only one to be signed by Tolkien.

140. A Map of Middle-earth. large coloured map with 10 circular illustrations depicting scenes from LotR, signed by the author and artist, the frieze forming ornamental border removed, framed and glazed, 474x499mm.
The map itself is similar to the one reproduced in LotR designed by Tolkien. Again 100 copies were printed on special paper in 1971 but this one of three signed by Tolkien. Besides this copy for Joy Hill there were 2 others for god-children of the author.