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Re: What do people think of this item
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Tolkien was supplied this letterhead by Allen & Unwin, so that his correspondence would be channeled through them and he could keep his home address private. We've seen examples before. Also, the font matches that of Tolkien's usual typewriter of the period (but the deep indents suggest secretarial typing), and although the form of initials is unusual, we have no doubt that the handwriting is Tolkien's.

B.D.H. Miller was one of Tolkien's B.Litt. students, 1952-1956, working on the Middle English fabliau Dame Sirith - see Chronology, first reference p. 382, last p. 486.

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Re: What do people think of this item
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I don't know any more about the notepaper (or the sig) than you do, Trotter. But my gut feeling is that this item is 'right'.


I've had correspondence with the vendor before, years ago. I think he's sound. As far as I can see, someone paid a fair price for a nice little associate item. (still a little rich for my blood at the moment, though).

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I haven't seen a copy. Sounds very interesting - how much of 'Riddles in the Dark' is reproduced?

I'm not sure what you mean by non-PC illustrations. Can you tell us what they are, and who they're by?

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I think we may have seen this one before but I'm unsure about the letter for two reasons

1 - That it is not on headed paper, (GA&U had fairly elaborate headed paper at this time which I'm sure would have been used for correspondence of this nature), or is this an example that was only used for Professor Tolkien's correspondence.

2 - I have never seen Tolkien sign his initials like this before.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-TOLKIEN-LE ... ks_UK&hash=item255bb2a674

On the other hand Tolkien must have known Brian Miller as you can see from his obituary here, which gives it some provenance.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obi ... /brian-miller-728943.html

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I have obtained a copy of a Junior Scholastic magazine, dated April 23, 1938. It has an excerpt from the newly published The Hobbit entitled Riddles In The Dark,where Bilbo finds the Ring. It is the original version of the Riddle Game, later to be revised. It also has three pieces of artwork that would be deemed very politically incorrect by todays standards. Has anyone ever seen this piece of Tolkien history?

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