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Chatterton's Forgery, Feigned Manuscripts and Literary Legacy: The Case of J.R.R. Tolkien - Thursday 15 March

wellinghall @ Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 ()

Chatterton's forged manuscripts created an imaginary persona and a pseudo-medieval 'secondary' world. The impact on his career can be compared to that of Macpherson's Ossian poems, and other comtemporary feigned documents, often linked to the pursuit of national identity. J.R.R. Tolkien's 'secondary' world of Middle-earth can be read as part of the same legacy of [...]

News from the Tolkien Estate's solicitors

wellinghall @ Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 ()

"The former heads of Manches’ IP litigation and publishing and media groups have joined forces to launch a boutique specialising in IP, media and entertainment law and dispute resolution. Ex-Manches IP litigation head Steven Maier and the firm’s former head of publishing and media Cathleen Blackburn formed Maier Blackburn which [...]

Tolkien letters return to rightful home

wellinghall @ Friday, December 23rd, 2011 ()

' LONG-lost letters written by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien have been returned to their rightful owner and will get top notch protection.
Former Oxford University student and professor, Tolkien was the guest of honour at the opening of Deddington Library in December 1956.
He wrote one letter accepting librarian Miss Stanley-Smith’s invitation, including [...]

An Interview with Elwë at Telperion Books - new Tolkien bookstore launch

Urulöké @ Monday, November 21st, 2011 ()

Many of you have seen Elwë around the forums here, most recently posting about his new bookstore www.telperionbooks.com. Starting a bookselling business involves a lot of work in building up stock, but more importantly accumulating knowledge about the books and collectors that will be your market. Elwë has done an excellent job getting [...]

Upcoming Tolkien signatures at auction: Bonhams 22 Nov - Christies 28 Nov

Urulöké @ Monday, November 21st, 2011 ()

Bonhams Sale 18992
22 Nov 2011
New Bond Street, London
Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs, including the Property of the late Michael Silverman
Lot 182 - TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)Autograph notes and heavily revised typescript with accompanying autograph letter about a review of Robinson's edition of Chaucer: being his suggested revisions and corrections to the review by his friend and [...]

2012 Beyond Bree Calendar Now Available

Urulöké @ Friday, November 11th, 2011 ()

Beyond Bree is pleased to present its 2012 Calendar featuring art focused on the Elves of Tolkien's Middle-earth. The calendar features classic art from Beyond Bree's past as well as new works by a host of artists from around the globe, including:
* Paula DiSante* Sylvia Hunnewell* Tim Kirk* Octo Kwan* [...]

Man charged over alleged fake Churchill signatures

wellinghall @ Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 ()

An antiques dealer has been charged with selling allegedly fake Winston Churchill and J.R.R Tolkien signatures.
Allan Formhals, 65, from Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, faces 16 charges for offences related to owning and selling books and memorabilia.
The items in question also featured purported signatures from authors including Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mr Formhals has been [...]

The Hobbit new Latin translation coming?

Urulöké @ Monday, October 24th, 2011 ()

I was pleased to discover that Hobbitus Ille: The Latin Hobbit is scheduled for publication in September of 2012 by HarperCollins. So far there is incredibly little information available on the book beyond the title, except that the author is Mark Walker (author of Latin for Everyday Life and other books on Latin) and [...]

Signed typed letter at RR Auction, closing November 9th

Urulöké @ Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 ()

RR Auction currently has a nice signed letter in their auction 378, item number 655. Thanks to Trotter for pointing it out!
http://rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=655http://rrauction.com/past_auction_item.cfm?ID=3247595
It is currently bid up to $2716 as of November 8th.Sold Price: $4,339.20
TLS, one page, 8 x 10, February 17, 1963. Letter to Miss Julie Cape. In full, "Thank you very much for [...]

Four new books from Crescent Moon

Urulöké @ Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 ()

J. R. R. TOLKIEN - THE BOOKS, THE FILMS, THE WHOLE CULTURAL PHENOMENON
A new critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other books.
This new analysis by Jeremy Mark Robinson explores Tolkien's major writings (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics, The [...]


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