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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Laurel writes:

"Also why wouldnt he have signed the books themselves or have i missed something."

I think it would have been unusual for CT to sign the actual books - much easier all round for the publisher to send him a packet of bookplates. Allen and Unwin did the same thing in 1987, when CT signed the first 100 bookplates for the full-leather 'super de luxe' Hobbit. And of course, more recently, CT signed a number of bookplates for the publication of CoH.

Mind you, the super deluxe copies (and those of Sigurd and Gudrun) are signed to the page... I guess CT and Alan Lee may have been sent the sheets to sign?

Posted on: 2010/3/26 3:42


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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The bookplate is very nice - I have one myself, pasted inside a copy of the Methuen edition, bound in blue leather. (Mine has the inscription, in Christopher's hand, 'With gratitude, Christopher Tolkien').

But ths seller's write-up is nonsense. Stating that Christopher and JRR had a bad relationship, and suggesting that CT went ahead and published TS after JRR's death anyway.

It's nothing short of scandalous.

Posted on: 2010/3/26 3:26


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Looks good to me as well.
In fairness this seller did remove the Higgins when he learnt errors of his way.

Is it correct that 200 plates were signed by Christopher as claimed in advert. I too havent ever seen one before and you would have thought that if 200 were done one would have hit the market before now?
Also why wouldnt he have signed the books themselves or have i missed something.


Any thoughts?

Posted on: 2010/3/26 3:24


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Not seen these bookplates before, but it looks okay to me, even though the seller recently tried to pass off a "Higgins" letter.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Christopher-Tol ... tible?hash=item5886d03025Open in new window

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