Forum Auctions, in their "Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper" auction on Tuesday 9th June 2020 has the following interesting lot up for bid:

forum auction signed play program June 2020 web.jpeg


Printed programme for the New College School, Oxford, production of The Hobbit, adapted by Humphrey Carpenter with music by Paul Drayton, signed by Tolkien, 1967

Printed programme for the New College School, Oxford, production of The Hobbit, adapted by Humphrey Carpenter with music by Paul Drayton, 4pp., illustrations, with map by Drayton to final p., signed by Tolkien, Carpenter and Drayon on upper cover, additionally signed by 9 members of the case, hole punch rings to margins, the dragon coloured by hand, [Hammond pp.23-24], 1967 § Carpenter (Humphrey) "The Hobbit". A Play for Children and Adults, typescript, several markings and underlinings along with a few drawings relating to the production in a young hand, original programme loosely inserted, the sheets hole-punched at inner margins with ring fasteners in contemporary limp boards with related drawings to upper cover, extremities a little worn, 1967; with a contemporary vinyl recording of the play, 4to (3)

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000