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Re: Ebay Signature & Sketch
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Have a look at this article on the Tolkien Library.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/fascimilesignatures.htm

This particular 'signature' has far to many problems even after the main issue which is that you should be very skeptical of any signature that has no provenance.

Here are a few, the dots under the signature are in the wrong place and the final dot after his name is missing. The dots are to signify abbreviation so Tolkien took care to put them in the right place i.e. after his initials (J.R.R.), this 'signature' has a dot after the T of Tolkien.

The flourish under the signature is not his usual style and if you look at it carefully it has gaps in it. Tolkien would have drawn it as one line (no gaps) and finally all the letters are wrong (the J is very bad, the i does not have a dot. There is no gap between the R and the T.

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Posted on: 2009/7/13 21:27


Re: Ebay Signature & Sketch
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I'm glad I discovered this forum as I was one of the bidders for this item and was going to try to win it in the morning. Just curious, but what is it about the signature that raises alarm bells?

Thanks, Jim.

Posted on: 2009/7/13 20:16


Re: A simple question about a poem's title
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It's Old, not Middle, English. More specifically, it's line 3052 of Beowulf, which Tolkien himself translated as "the gold of men of long ago enmeshed in enchantment" (Letters, #235).

Posted on: 2009/7/13 8:36
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Hi folks

Has anyone outside the US received their copy of Tolkien Studies 6 yet? I thought they were due out by now.

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Posted on: 2009/7/11 9:02


Re: Daphne Castell interview with Tolkien (The Realms of Tolkien)
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Pointed out to me by Beren (via twitter) - Amazon.co.uk now has the release date listed as June 10, 2010. Amazon.com does not confirm this, so this doesn't bear much weight - probably just means the publisher said "next year some time" in one of their catalog listings.

Posted on: 2009/7/8 10:33
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