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Signed book from his library?
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What do we think of this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JRR-Tolkien-S ... tible&hash=item20be050e3e

Which catholic University is the vendor referring to?




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Don't know garm, but we'll see what everyone thinks. I saw this a few days back, but you beat me to posting it here.

Aren't you familiar with the University?

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I believe it is referring to Marquette.

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So, Tolkien donated his books to Marquette? And they sold them?

And Marquette can confirm this book was purchased directly from their collection?

But still, as the vendors say, 'This is an exceptional opportunity!'

- because, they add, 'We will also include an 1487 Bible leaf with 24kt gold in this auction, see our listing for a similar item, a $345 value.'

Hmm..

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Well, the Loome sale is well documented, but I don't have anything in front of me (Tolkien Collector back issues, etc.) that I am sure Findegil can chime in on when he is around.

As for Marquette, I am just speculating at this point. But it (a) is a Catholic University, which (b) bought a huge pile of Tolkien materials that I am sure they could not keep 100% of, and (c) Loome is just a few hundred miles away from Marquette, and is a well known Catholic specialist bookseller.

So I am just connecting dots at this point. But to be clear, this is just my belief. Hopefully someone has some concrete evidence, before I go emailing Matt at Marquette to bother him with another question.

Still not sure that is a valid Tolkien signature for the eBay auction in question, either.

Posted on: 2011/10/28 15:22
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