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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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I have to agree with Max's comments here.

The teacher could have translated the text herself as she read to the children or just translated words that the children did not understand in English.

Posted on: 2010/2/5 11:26


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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André wrote:
that you have not only read "The Hobbit" and " The Lord of the Rings" in your own language


I'm not sure if I understand this correctly. Does "in your own language" mean that the children have read German translations (the letter is addressed to a school in Germany) of The Hobbit and LotR? The first German translation of LotR was published in 1969/70 but this letter dates back to 1964. That's five years before the German translation was published.
But maybe I don't get the point


First of all thanks a lot for the quick replies!

Well that is interesting. He possibly meant only the Hobbit (first published in Germany 1957) - Hm...
Or my aunt did her own translation ? Or he misunderstood?
Unfortunately I do not know the original letter from her. Maybe some collector has her letter, that would certainly help.
Well the date is clear on the letter and the envelop.

Posted on: 2010/2/5 11:11


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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Hi Max
This looks a good example of a genuine letter to me too. After so many recent fakes its good to see what appears ot be the 'real thing'
As Trotter advises there are numerous ways to sell, one factor might be how fast you want a buyer /need monies etc. No doubt you may even get some interest from forum members here!
Good luck what ever you decide

Posted on: 2010/2/5 8:34


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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that you have not only read "The Hobbit" and " The Lord of the Rings" in your own language


I'm not sure if I understand this correctly. Does "in your own language" mean that the children have read German translations (the letter is addressed to a school in Germany) of The Hobbit and LotR? The first German translation of LotR was published in 1969/70 but this letter dates back to 1964. That's five years before the German translation was published.
But maybe I don't get the point

Posted on: 2010/2/5 7:46


Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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We have recently had lots of 'fake' Tolkien letters appear and it is very nice to see an example of a genuine signed letter with its original envelope.

You have various ways to sell the letter if that is what you would like to do, one way would be to get someone to sell it on your behalf and a forum member would be a good choice for that, Pieter Collier (Beren) and his web site is http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./contacts.htm.

If you look at Beren's site you will see he is selling some letters which would give you a guide to price. (http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./dmiller/rare-Tolkien_letters.htm)

Another option would be to sell the letter through eBay.

Posted on: 2010/2/5 7:21



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