Launching this week at the Bodleian Library is a new exhibition called Write, Cut, Rewrite which focuses on authorial revisions to books and manuscripts.

Though they do not mention it in their press release, the exhibition will feature a page from Tolkien's MS first draft of 'The Stairs Of Cirith Ungol', which has his illustration of the entrance to Shelob's Lair (i.e. Bodleian MS Tolkien Drawings 81). It is the illustration for September in the Lord Of The Rings 1977 Calendar and has been well-reproduced elsewhere too.

I'm at the library on Wednesday and will update on here if there is other Tolkien material featured too!