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Ended Nov 24, 2013 10:16:17 PM
Category: Books, Comics & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectable
Buyer: t***h (120)
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*** - A Map of Middle-earth Drawn by Pauline Baynes Based on the cartography of J.R.R. & C.J.R. Tolkien * Signed by the artist * Copyright George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1970 *** Large-format card, reproducing original Pauline Baynes poster design (‘Postercard 24’). Approximate size 9 x 6 inches (22.9 x 15.3 cm). Distributed by Paperthings Marketing Ltd, London; printed by Devereux Litho Ltd. Pauline Baynes is best known for illustrating some of the most celebrated fantasies of the 20th century, most notably C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, as well as several works by J.R.R. Tolkien, whose favourite artist she was. Her wonderful maps of Narnia and Middle-earth (for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) are much sought after. This vintage card reproduces her famous poster-sized map of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, originally published in 1970. The design includes ten small inset illustrations of important locations from The Lord of the Rings, and also depicts the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, plus Gollum, Shelob, Orcs and Black Riders. The card is signed by Pauline Baynes to the reverse, in blue ink. A wonderful piece of Tolkien ephemera, exceptionally scarce with the artist’s signature. Inscription and provenance This signed card is from the personal collection of illustrator Danuta Mayer (well known, among others, for her beautiful artwork for the Folio Society’s Yellow Fairy Book). Danuta was a close friend of Pauline Baynes for nearly 30 years; Pauline – a great animal lover – supported Danuta not only in her illustration career but also in her work with rescued animals. The card is part of a collection of books and ephemera signed by Pauline several years before her death, to help raise funds for Danuta’s small animal sanctuary. I have sold a number of these signed pieces for Danuta over the years, in order to help her raise funds for her animals. A letter of provenance can be provided if desired. Condition Card as shown in scans below. Bumping/creasing to corners, slight bumping to edges, a few bumps plus small indentations to surface. Reverse showing a little creasing below text (less apparent to front of card). Please see the many images below for details.To see all my auctions, please click here. For shipping costs, please click on Postage tab at head of this listing. For general payment details, please scroll down to foot of listing, below scans.Any queries please email me before end of auction. *** *** Shipping from UK: All goods are securely packed, with multiple purchases combined where possible. Items are generally mailed within one or two days of receipt of payment. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer.Shipping costs: Shipping costs are as per eBay’s shipping menu, near the head of this listing (click on Postage tab). For all non-UK countries, secure registered delivery is an extra £5.30, where desired. This is via Royal Mail’s International Signed For service. Airsure at a little more is also available for some countries, with the benefit of full tracking. Signed For is always recommended for high-value items, but usually optional (I do sometimes make exceptions, particularly for countries such as Italy or Poland, where the postal service is known to be unreliable). Note that my prices include a small sum towards the cost of packaging materials. Payment: I will send an invoice at the end of the auction. UK buyers: payments are accepted by cheque, postal order, bank transfer or PayPal. All other buyers, including US: payments are accepted via PayPal. I can also accept cheques in GB pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank account, or bank transfers in certain cases. I will do my best to accommodate other payment methods, but please email me first to make sure.
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