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New to the Forum and My Recent Acquisition!
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Hello!

While I'm new to this forum, I've "lurked" for some time learning from some great posters! I also recently made an agreement to purchase a MAJOR collecting "grail" from David at The Tolkien Bookshelf--a book from Tolkien's personal library signed by him. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited about it.

I hope it's not inappropriate to post before I have the book in hand, but here is the title page with the signature

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Posted on: 2011/3/30 19:35


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Welcome MacMan
You are indeed joining the elite of Tolkien collectors :)
David is a true gent and I am sure you will not be disappointed with your forthcoming purchase.

Posted on: 2011/3/30 23:01


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Thanks Laurel!

I'm primarily a vintage comic collector but my love of Tolkien goes back just as far (I'm a college English teacher... wonder what influenced THAT choice!-). I have to admit that with the dozens of collectibles dealers I've worked with in the past, David has really impressed me with his overall approach over the course of this arrangement.

And again, just glad to be here to sit back and continue learning more about this field of collecting :)

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Nice purchase and welcome to the forum. I know the signature is why you purchased the book, but what book is it?

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I believe it translates to "The History of Latin Christian Literature."

A friend of mine, fluent in French, told me that the book covers the writings of Christian men / authors who wrote in latin (as opposed for example to the Greek streak of Christian writings) so that the focus of the book as can be glimpsed by the open page you show will be on St. Jerome, St. Augustin, etc.

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