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Re: Tolkien signature
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One might also form the impression that the shorter item on abebooks (the 'Earendel-sentence') bears the same relation to the Maggs description of the Levinson card as the Bloomsbury item does to the Paxman letter ...

Posted on: 2008/10/8 9:49
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To take this discussion further, another example of evidently the same questionable typewriting as the pieces on abebooks, with a variant of the same signature, and again only (as it appears) part of a letter, has been listed for sale at auction on 16 October; see http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/664/246.0. The same lot is also on eBay. This piece is clearly made up of extracts, occasionally with slight twists, from Tolkien's (autograph) letter to Jennifer Paxman of 26 September 1947, most recently sold by Maggs Bros. Its text is still available at http://www.maggs.com/title/AU4148.asp. Since it seems inconceivable that Tolkien either typed (and signed as if for transmittal) a variant of his letter to Miss Paxman before writing a fuller version in manuscript, or wrote (and typed with atypical clumsiness) nearly the same words to someone else who would be personally familiar with "Aunt Jane", the authenticity of the new item has to be called into question.

(Jennifer Paxman is the daughter of Colin Brookes-Smith, whose family had a close relationship with Tolkien's Aunt Jane Neave. Tolkien signed his letters to her "Ronald Tolkien" or "Uncle Ronald".)

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Posted on: 2008/10/7 20:33


Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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not yet... has not been printed yet... but is on the way...

ps. it will be 'green'

Posted on: 2008/10/6 14:41


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There's no link for it yet though (is there?)...

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Posted on: 2008/10/6 12:58
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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The paperback Silmarillion is now listed with a publication date of 3rd November 2008 and can be bought from Amazon.co.uk Silmarllion Paperback.

The Deluxe Tales from the Perilous Realm signed by Alan Lee is published on the 17th November 2008 and as Beren states is only available from www.tolkien.co.uk.

Posted on: 2008/10/6 9:55



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