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Tolkien signed ALS - April 11th 2017
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Description: Tolkien John 1892 - 1973 J.R.R. Tolkien reflects on C.S. Lewis, and assists a peer with his choice of University

Two page TLS, 8" x 10" , boldly signed twice by J.R.R. Tolkien as "J.R.R. Tolkien" along the bottom of page one, and using his initials "JRRT" on page two. Dated "2 August, 1946" Typed on blind stamped, 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford letterhead. Soft expected folds, else near fine.


An lengthy TLS from Tolkien to Przemys_aw Mroczkowski who had studied romance languages at the Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in 1938, and who was looking to futher his studies at the time. Professor Mroczkowski described his first encounter with Tolkien in an interview with Tomasz Fia_kowski in the pages of Tygodnik Powszechny (No. 14, 1994): "It was at the British Council in Oxford, I do not remember all the topics of conversation, but I remember that I presented myself to Tolkien in the following way: 'I come from Mordor...'. He didn't object to that comparison, although today I understand that he did not refer the recent historical events when he conceived the kingdom".

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000



http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot ... ywordalertlive&utm_term=2

You can see previous sales on this link

Letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 2nd August 1946

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Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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You can watch this on the iPlayer if you are in the UK, starts at approx 55 mins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... -39-15-burton-constable-1

Songs for the Philologists valued at about £12,000, looks to be a very looked after edition of a very scarce item.

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Re: Film Tie-In Slipcases
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No, they were not in sllpcases, only the 2002 set was issued in a slipcase.

Posted on: 3/26 15:19:55


Re: New Book Releases
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Looks good, it is currently listed at £75 on Amazon.co.uk, but £45.42 on Speedyhen,

http://www.speedyhen.com/Product/J-R- ... eren-and-Luthien/20843550

I anyone knows of any cheaper resellers, please can you post.

Posted on: 3/24 1:48:21


Re: Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh
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No it is not, this has come up a couple of times in the past, here is an example, http://sacnoths.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/tolkiens-cobbler.html, but the answer is quite obvious.

I am a customer of an Oxford shoe shop, I buy an item from them, and then after paying, they ask me to fill in their purchase ledger with details of what I have purchased?

If that was the case, you would not have very happy customers in your shop, so the shop staff fill in the purchase ledger, not the customers.

I would imagine that the only chance of them having Tolkien's signature, is that he had an account with them and had to sign for items on his account, paid by signed cheque, and they kept the cheque instead of taking it to the bank, or sent them a signed letter to order shoes.

The ledgers are not one of the above three chances.

Why was the Professor charged an extra 1 shilling on June 7th 1950, can't work out the writing?

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