Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

tolkienbrasil
12 minutes ago

Stu
2 hours 42 minutes ago

Aelfwine
3 hours 11 minutes ago

Khamûl
3 hours 50 minutes ago

Findegil
6 hours 36 minutes ago

Red
6 hours 47 minutes ago

Deagol
7 hours 34 minutes ago

wellinghall
8 hours 21 minutes ago


« 1 ... 96 97 98 (99) 100 101 102 ... 112 »


Re: Unusual bits on eBay
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline

Posted on: 2009/12/7 15:01


Chaucer as a Philologist
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Something new on Ebay -

http://cgi.ebay.com/c1934-CHAUCER-as- ... tible?hash=item518ebe9da1

Looks ok to me - but the price seems a bit steep. What do others think?

BTW - H.F.B. Brett-Smith was a member of the 'Cave', that is, a junta within the Oxford English School which was formed by Lewis and Tolkien in order to put through Tolkien's proposed changes to the English syllabus. Which, if he'd had his way, would have seen Shakespeare out of an Oxford English course (more or less), in favour of more philology!

See 'The Oxford English School' by JRR Tolkien; The Oxford magazine, May 29th, 1930.

" Chaucer should be recovered for such students as a mediaeval author, ... The pretence that no 'English' curriculum is humane which does not include Shakespeare must naturally be abandoned, since that author lies quite outside the purview of such a course."

Posted on: 2009/12/1 16:00


Re: A Tolkien Original
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Ahh! I envy you, that you've seen it. As for the chances of having it for one's very own; I agree - the lottery is the only answer.

But I bet I can make a guess as to which institution or body will end up with it...

Posted on: 2009/11/25 14:52


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
You and your grandad know that taking things from abandoned houses iis illegal, don't you?

Posted on: 2009/11/25 14:45


Re: Another Tolkien eBay Letter
Home away from home
Joined:
2007/4/29 5:29
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 603
Offline
Findegil - that's an excellent story, about Rayner Unwin.

Jlong - I suppose you could in turn suggest to the seller that he visits this site.

>grin<

Posted on: 2009/11/21 18:12



 Top
« 1 ... 96 97 98 (99) 100 101 102 ... 112 »