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Autograph Letter Signed ("Uncle Ronald") to "My dear Jennifer" [Paxman] offering advice about Oxford colleges, and discussing misprints in The Hobbit, the development of Runes, and the various editions of The Hobbit.

http://www.maggs.com/title/AU4148.asp#bottom

Posted on: 2008/1/23 7:49


Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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Another classic from Ebay, a constant source of amusement

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/antique-j-r-r-t ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted on: 2008/1/22 12:52


Re: The Inklings Archives
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Shhh! You're weren't meant to mention that one!!
(Seriously, the Estate is now on Nigel's tail!)

Of course Deagol had this one noted on www.tolkienbooks.net January update...

Posted on: 2008/1/21 16:23
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I'll add that Nigel just sent me the contents of #6 - as Khamul mentions, it is not Tolkien related. The title is MUSICAL FACETS OF LEWIS - two musical performances of Lewis' fiction (Perelandra and LW&W).

There is also the following CD available from Nigel that is not a part of the Inklings Archives:

[Move along, nothing to see...]

Posted on: 2008/1/21 15:18
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There are six 'Inklings Archives' in total. The TS releases (of which there are only two; covering only Tolkien) are essentially the same except they are stand alone releases (there is no suggestion of there being six); also simply called 'Church House Archives' (see TSTrading catalogue).

Facets of Tolkien (Inklings Archive #2; same title) is identical in both formats. Tolkien & the Inklings by TS incorporates Carpenter & Shippey from two seperate 'Inklings Archives' (#3 & #4); it also includes a recording of Barbara Strachey (Author of Journeys of Frodo...) not included in any of the six 'Inklings Archives'.

'Inklings Archives' #1, #5 & #6 contain no specific Tolkien related material (#2 is exclusively Tolkien; #3 & #4 contain some Tolkien material as mentioned above).

Additionally, the 'Inklings Archives' are limited in number (TS releases are not). Contact Nigel Sustins for more details; & for another very interesting item...

BH

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