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Re: Tolkien signature from 1982
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I noticed these books yesterday. I can't believe that they actually are trying to sell two of them! It is really a pathetic forgery too. I agree that it is sad to see people actually bidding on these. Funny, though, to read things like:

"THIS BOOK WAS FOUND AT A BOOK SALE AND WAS I EVER SURPRISED TO SEE THE AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE INSIDE!"

Posted on: 2008/2/11 7:44


Re: Tolkien signature from 1982
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After signing this copy, Tolkien might have taken a quick glance at the books Balantine had published, and wondered (amongst other things) when he finished The Silmarillion?; what The Histories of Middle-earth was?; and why he didn't finish those Unfinished Tales before publishing them?...

Posted on: 2008/2/11 7:38
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Tolkien signature from 1982
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It's very sad that people bid on these items

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Posted on: 2008/2/10 22:51


Tolkien and Williams Lecture timing [Oxford 'official note-taker']
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The following question has been posed on the MythSoc mailing list - does it trigger anyone's memories of something you've read?

>First, when discussing the Inklings in her most recent lecture (which
>by the way drew heavily on Diana's book, which she praised by name),
>she told of an occasion when Tolkien and Williams happened to be
>lecturing at the same time and said that Williams drew a huge crowd,
>while the only person to attend Tolkien's lecture was the official
>note-taker. I don't remember ever having heard this story before, nor
>that there is any such thing as an 'official note-taker' at Oxford,
>never mind the fact that it was Tolkien himself who arranged for
>Williams to give lectures and set the schedule. Has anyone else come
>across this incident?

Posted on: 2008/2/10 21:18

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 12:54:15
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Re: 1980 Hildebrandt desk calendar signed by both on eBay
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Hi Jeremy -

The auction that you listed was the second one for a signed 1980 desk calendar within a week. I won the earlier auction which also included a very nice, glossy print of the Hildebrandt's Caras Galadhon illustration (which was also signed by both brothers). As I had not seen one of these calendars on eBay for a couple of years, much less signed copies, it's very curious that two signed ones showed up within a week of each other.

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