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September 2nd, 1973
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3 rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky
7 for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone
9 for Mortal Men doomed to die
1 for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

What a strange coincidence; and somehow apt today.

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Re: Tolkien Signed Book
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<J Matthew Melton thanks for your reply, could you give members a Bio so that we know a bit more about you.>

Happy to comply - I am in my 10th year as dean of a College of Arts & Sciences in a private university in southeast Tennessee. I've been a university professor for more than two decades. My academic fields are the Humanities, classical and contemporary rhetoric, journalism, popular culture and media criticism. I have traveled extensively in Europe and the UK and make frequent trips to Oxford with university students for Inklings-related studies. I have been a Tolkien (and other Inklings) fan since the 1970s, I teach Inklings-related courses regularly and have presented papers on Tolkien and CS Lewis.

My side interest in graphology (handwriting analysis) dates from the 1980s. I have analyzed hundreds of samples over the years, typically for private persons, including psychologists and other academics. From time to time i am called upon to render an opinion on potential forgeries in signatures and other handwriting samples. As an amateur expert, I never charge for my services and always qualify my comments.

A final note: Graphology is not an exact science and opinions offered should not be considered as conclusive. The practice has a lower reputation in the United States than it does in Europe. Forensic graphology in criminal investigation is only one tool of many and must be corroborated by other factors.

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I believe it's infrequent use of blue ink on Tolkien signatures. I put a signature with blue ink the same period (letter to Robertsen April 28, 1972) in comparison. And you realize a series of differences. The size of the initial letters. The size of the "O". The top line of the "T".

Eduardo

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J Matthew Melton thanks for your reply, could you give members a Bio so that we know a bit more about you.

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