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Hoo boy - that's a good one!

*thinks - I have several real photos of Tolkien, from a news agency. I wonders how much they might be worth? (rubs hands)


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Apparently it's a genuine signature of one 'J.R. Tolkein'.

Posted on: 2010/5/15 9:52


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You're welcome - was that useful?

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It is wanly - Tolkien knew a lot more about words than most of us; see Shippey's discussion of Treebeard's looking 'sad but not unhappy'. Once, 'Sad' meant 'settled, determined'.

Similarly, there's more than one way to look at 'wan' - see The Ring of Words p.25, fig. 9.

'Its original sense seems to have been 'dark in hue' with especially frequent application to things of gloomy unpleasant associations'.

Posted on: 2010/5/12 13:07

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I recall there are some references to Tolkien outside of the two chapters given to his publishing history, too.

"Rayner sent most of the copies to friends, relations, and former Allen & Unwin/Unwin Hyman employees, leaving the remainder to Merlin for sale. "

Crikey! I feel privileged to have been able to secure a copy. (probaly at Oxonmoot). I had rather hoped I'd be able to ask Rayner to sign my copy at the next O/Moot, but sadly he passed away not long after. I was one of the TS group who attended his memorial service, at the Stationers Hall, in Ludgate Hill, London, in March 2001.

Posted on: 2010/5/11 11:31



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