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Re: Tolkien signature
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I have emailed the Auction House to express the concerns about this particular item shown in this thread, but as it is 10 minutes from my office, I will go and see them tomorrow to make sure that they are aware of the problems with the item.

Posted on: 2008/10/8 11:57


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I would also submit that the occurrence in the typed "version" of "moon-lather", taken litteratim from the Maggs Bros. transcript, proves that the typed letter is a fraud. "Moon-lather" must be a misreading (by the Maggs transcriber) of "moon-letter" (those familiar with Tolkien's handwriting will not be surprised that someone unfamiliar with it or with _The Hobbit_ would make this mistake), and is certainly not something would ever _type_. (Not to mention all the other typos: Tolkien would _never_ have left so many uncorrected errors in a sent letter.)

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Posted on: 2008/10/8 11:37


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Just so that you know: The situation concerning my Tolkien bibliographies is sadly the same as when I wrote on the subject slightly more than a year ago.

I didn't note that last time but one of the reasons for finding so little time and energy for these projects is largely due that I am since 2005 working more or less full time as a professional bibliographer, being the bibliography editor for the Swedish Dictionary of Biography. I make all the lists of the published writings of the persons included in that dictionary. An interesting but time-consuming task, ranging of persons from the late Middle Ages to the present in every field of subjects. At the present I'm embarking on a bibliography of the Swedish author August Strindberg, which means that (to start which) I have to go through the 5000+ records in Swedish research libraries database LIBRIS.

Posted on: 2008/10/8 9:49


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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".)

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/7 20:33



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