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Bonhams auction of seven Christopher Tolkien letters

3 Nov, 2021 (edited)
2021/11/3 15:48:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Bonhams - Fine Books and Manuscripts
1 Dec 2021, 12:00 GMT
London, Knightsbridge

Series of five typed and two autograph letters signed ("Christopher Tolkien") to Francisco Porrúa, publisher of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in Spanish, discussing the translation of The Lord of the Rings, with a "vociferous condemnation" of the 1979 animated film version ("...I regard it with abhorrence, as a really unbelievable travesty of my father's work..."), explaining at length how volumes 10 and 11 fit into the 12 volume The History of Middle Earth (" account of my father's work on the Elder Days..."), and speculating on the effect of the films on his father's legacy ("...I heartily wish that the films of The Lord of the Rings were not being made, & I fear their advent – but even more, perhaps, the associated imbecilities of hideous toys & special breakfast-cereals... it seems impossible to guess what effect the films with ultimately have..."), 8 pages, creased, some corrections made with Tippex and typed over, 4to (298 x 213mm.) and 8vo (213 x 150mm.), Cogelin, Aix-en-Provence, Aups, 11 January 1978 to 24 November 2000 (7)
£ 400 - 600
US$ 550 - 820
Sold for £ 701 inc. premium

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