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Re: Postcard addressed to Tolkien found
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I had look at the picture of the 'priceless' postcard on Beren's website.

I agree that it is not from Lin Carter and looking at the text it could be from any one of Tolkien's friends or acquaintances.

The date on the stamp appears to the 9th July 1968 and the first line is
"I have been thinking of you a lot hoping everything has gone as well as could be expected in the most difficult circumstances."

I had a look at Hammond's Tolkien Companion and Guide (Chronology) for this period to see what the writer could be consoling Tolkien about.

Quite a lot happened in Spring and Summer of 1968 to Ronald and Edith. They moved from Sandfield Road in Oxford to Bournemouth/Poole at the time of the post-mark on the card.

Tolkien broke his leg on the 17th June and and had an operation and received a lot of sympathy cards from well-wishers, of which this is one.

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Re: Postcard addressed to Tolkien found
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Today's "Ansible" (ie for 12 July) has something to say about the new edition of "On Fairy Stories":
http://www.ansible.co.uk/

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3rd July 2008 - Glen Goodknight on "The Inklings," a group of fantasy writers that included Tolkien, and CS Lewis...

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Thornton's Books Tolkien related titles
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Thornton's sent along the following note to me about new items they have available

Rayner Unwin
The Making of the Lord of the Rings
One of a limited Edition of 100 Copies. Issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble College Oxford. 1992, 8pp., text and covers on cream paper. This is one of the 12 copies in marbeld paper covered boards and linen spine with title label
GBP 25.00


Auden, W.H., C.S. Kilby and Others
Happy Birthday J. R. R. Tolkien
(Tolkien Journal Volume III No. I. ) Brooklyn, NY: Tolkien Society of America, 1967. The Tolkien Society of America was founded in 1965 (originally known as the New York Tolkien Society), its basic objective being "to further communication among all the Tolkien enthusuasts everywhere." Dick Plotz of Brooklyn, New York published the first issue of the Tolkien Journal in 1965; eventually Ed Meskys assumed management of both the Society and the Journal. Ed Meskys also organized the first Tolkien Society of America conventions in the late 1960s, and published the Society's occasional newsletter know as The Green Dragon. An early quarterly issue of what was probably the first American journal published for fans of J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings) and his fantasy books. Pictorial covers detached and with remnants of cello tape near the spine, small tear to right top of front cover This issue of the Tolkien Journal is probably the most desirable of the early issues, with articles contributed by W. H. Auden and C. S. Kilby, and a higher quality cover with original artwork by Ann Kruger. Contents include Good and Evil in The Lord of the Rings by W. H. Auden, Tolkien as Scholar and Artist by Clyde S. Kilby, Science Fiction Fans Salute Tolkien by Edmund R. Meskys, A Birthday Menu for Professor Tolkine by Nancy Smith. Also contains birthday greetings from Nan Scott, P. L. Travers, Howard Nemerov, Peter Beagle, Albert Vanderburg, Gilles Gerris, Houghton Mifflin, etc. 27 pp. \
GBP 45.00

AUDEN, W.H.
Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings.
Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issued originally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien and Friends number 4, issued on the occasion of the centenary celebrations at Keble college, Oxford. this is one of the 26 copies marked A - Z for friends of the publisher, never made available in the trade. Printed on single sides, A-4 with bound-in front cover in 3 colours (initials W and A) on fine conqueror paper, bound in paper covered boards and a leather spine with the embossed letter P on front board. This edition also has a colophon which did not appear in the regular edition. The letter P also appears handwritten below this colophon. Actual year of publication was 1992.
GBP 45.00

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Posted on: 2008/7/11 15:27
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