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Seller: oxfam_f3706_oxford (511)
100.0% positive
Oxford, GB
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Ended Jul 1, 2018 6:02:48 PM
Category: Music:Records
£77.00
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Buyer: k***g (132)
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J.R.R.TOLKIEN: 1957 Interview broadcast on NBC Radio “Carnival of Books” 1957 mono LP transcription acetates on 2 LP discs of J.R.R. Tolkien conversing with two bright children about aspects of his stories and their writing being primarily for children. Recorded in London 15th January 1957 by Ruth Harshaw for broadcast in United States (9th March 1957) on the NBC radio show “When Carnival of Books Went to Europe.” The conversation and the perceptive questioning by the two children provide a fascinating glimpse into Tolkien’s fantasy world, specifically The Hobbit, benefitting from Tolkien himself speaking and explaining his motivations, which give them rarity value. Recorded on two 12-inch high quality lacquer coated metal discs (acetates) in three parts. One disc has part 1 on one side with part 3 on the reverse side. Part 2 is on a single-sided disc. They are NBC direct transcription recordings not intended for commercial release. The labels are typed with the title: “Carnival of Books” and dated “3/9/57”. They carry a caution to playback using a stylus not exceeding 2 ounces weight (see label photos) to avoid greater wear than for normal vinyl. In addition to the central spindle hole there are 3-extra sprocket drive holes to prevent slippage whilst the recording groove was initially being cut. The discs are clean and quite shiny with a few smudge marks. Being acetates they were not intended for repeated replaying but we have listened to parts of each side and the sound quality is remarkable clear, though perhaps they might benefit from careful cleaning. There is no original sleeve so they are presented in clean white paper sleevesPostage & Packing rates for 2 heavy acetates: UK: £6.00; Europe air mail: £10.00; Rest of World air mail: £18.00
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