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Re: Books from Tolkien's Personal Library??
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So, I'm pretty sure three of the books are from Tolkien's library (the ones once owned by David Miller). I contacted David Miller and he had this to say:

"Yes, I can confirm the sale of the 3 books (from Loome) to Greg Miller, and the small inscription portion was a gift to him as well. I'm afraid that I
was unable to find one of the 2 page catalog's from Loome, as I purchased mine thru abe.com as Loome was listing them online. As well as I can remember, the 3 books cost me slightly less than $2000."

Here is a picture of the endpapers of the books before the signatures were removed.

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Posted on: 2008/10/21 14:42


Re: Tolkien signature
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The Bloomsbury listing on eBay shows that the auction ended with a bid of GBP150, but 0 bidders and 0 bids. It's a poor system that can't, for technological reasons, withdraw an item before the sale, or at least add a note stating that there are questions of authenticity. Since this piece no doubt will endure in Web archives, one can only hope that future researchers also come across our exchange about it.

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/21 4:13


Re: Tolkien Dedication
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Have a card from 30/6 and from 6/7 a signed set of Lord of the Rings of the same year (and a card in from between those dates as well) ... will try and get pictures in here so you can compare.

But this looks very fine! It is soooo sad that this piece was cut. Can't imagine how that feels, cutting away the dedication, but I think I would feel sick... incredible what booksellers can do. Hope this kind of practices are now history, but I doubt it.

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Re: Tolkien Dedication
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It looks okay to me too.

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Re: Tolkien Dedication
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Looks good to me - too bad it isn't still together!

Posted on: 2008/10/20 14:26
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