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New book by Arne Zettersen ... in Swedish
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"So, while I was at the Wade (but not as a result of my being there), I found out that Arne Zettersten's long-awaited memoir of JRRT has now been published. Unfortunately, it's in Swedish, a language I don't speak or read. I had assumed it would be in either English (the language of most of Tolkien's readership) or Danish (the author being a professor at the University of Copenhagen). So, here's hoping for an English translation."

http://sacnoths.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-friend-ronald.html

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Posted on: 2009/10/4 7:36


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Posted on: 2009/10/4 6:49


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Yes, you are correct, not sure why I did that. By the way, the book arrived yesterday. The signature looks authentic to me. The ink appears old and faded like the page of the book it's signed on. Also, weren't American editions of the Lord of the Rings also sold in Europe? I realise there are many doubts about signed items on Ebay (and for good reason) but this signature matches very closely with another one I own with excellent prevenance from the original owner. This particular signature has an opening at the bottom of the J which can be seen on some example images of Tolkien's signature available on the Internet. Here are some images I took of the signature this morning.

http://img28.imageshack.us/i/dsc03190d.jpg/][IMG]http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3566/dsc03190d.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/i/dsc03191.jpg/][IMG]http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7041/dsc03191.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/i/dsc03192p.jpg/][IMG]http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5571/dsc03192p.jpg

Here is an image of the signature on a letter from 1964 I own with provenance from the original owner:

http://img406.imageshack.us/i/dsc03194h.jpg/][IMG]http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9206/dsc03194h.jpg

If the former signature is a forgery it looks to have been done very well and a very long time ago. Looking forward to everyone's opinion and thanks for the advice and help offered in this forum.

Jim.

Posted on: 2009/10/3 8:14


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Wow! Only $2,900 for a paperback copy. I think this has to be the most overpriced Tolkien book I've seen on eBay, especially considering the book's condition. I think perhaps 29 cents is a more reasonable starting bid. http://cgi.ebay.com/Lord-of-the-Rings ... e83b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Posted on: 2009/10/1 19:54


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The photographs look very much like done with care and attention. The copy in it looks excellent. Then why the need to add a provenance with such obvious nonsense in it? Makes the whole thing look fishy.

Posted on: 2009/9/30 16:42
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