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10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

Nov 8, 2014 - in Signatures and Autographs (edited)
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London Auction on the 13th November

The item below appears to have some issues.

Autograph Poem, 2pp. on both sides of personalised postcard, numerous notes on verso, 140 x 88mm., n.d. [c.1925-1960], by the dates and events reference on the verso, the notes were written over a period of time, Tolkien's hand and the ink used noticeably change during this time, the poem begins " Aredhel went forth in blossom white" and appears to be unpublished, the notes on the verso are largely in connection with Tolkien's day-to-day life, some browning .

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/445


The Hobbit, tenth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, colour frontispiece, illustrations, map endpapers, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little creased at head and foot, scuffing to upper panel, 8vo, 1958.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/447

The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., vol.1 twelfth impression, vol.2 eighth impression, vol.3 ninth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, folding maps, tape-marks to endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets laminated, spines slightly browned, 1961-62; and a copy of the Silmarilion, 8vo (4)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/448

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, second impression, signed by the author on half-title, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, some light rubbing to head and foot, otherwise excellent, 8vo, 1962.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/449

Smith of Wootton Major, first edition, signed by the author on front free endpaper, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, 12mo, 1967.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/450

The Road Goes Ever On, a Song Cycle, music by Donald Swann, first edition, signed by the author on front endpaper, spotting to endpapers, original boards, some light spotting, dust-jacket, light tape-marks to verso, some light creasing to head and foot, but a near-fine example overall, 1968; and an L.P. of Songs and Poems of Middle Earth, 4to (2)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/451

Tree and Leaf, paperback edition, fourth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author with additional signature to title, original pictorial wrappers, a little rubbed, 1970; and 2 others by the same, 8vo (3)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/452

Autograph Note signed to Fay Darrington, 1p., 8vo, n.p, 16th November, 1971, thanking her for her letter, returning two books signed and sending her a copy of the new Hobbit map poster.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/453

Autograph Letter signed to Fay Darrington, 1p. & envelope, 8vo, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth, 16th February, 1972, thanking her for her letter "the warmth of your gratitude and your delight in my books" and discussing "the sad business of breaking up my library and house & selling my house", folds, a few small spots.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/454

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Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

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Love the fact that Tolkien still did the Football (don't like using this word, but "soccer" for US members) Pools

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_pool

and he was very keen on getting "more paper!!", mentions it twice.

I am very pleased to see that he is reminding himself to remember his daughter's birthday (18th June), and it also allows for a year for the card, Monday the 18th June happened in 1956, 1962 and 1973.

Most of the other items are from the 1970's in the auction, so I am guessing 1973 as the date, but that is incorrect as he states to ask Edith about items, sadly Edith died in 1971.


Please note that I have been advised that this card may have issues, and could be fraudulent on another forum

http://www.lotrplaza.com/showthread.p ... -Tolkien-Poem-please-help

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By Jlong

Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

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I think that postcard needs to be pulled.
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By Stu

Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

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It is as well that Findegil (and others) have done such an extensive job of documenting Tolkien, or I fear this kind of "previously undiscovered" material would be popping up far more often. Hopefully there aren't too many slipping through the net (although there must be some).
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Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

Nov 10, 2014 - in Signatures and Autographs
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The Postcard has been removed from the auction.
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Re: 10 signed items for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

Nov 13, 2014 - in Signatures and Autographs
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The Hobbit, tenth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, colour frontispiece, illustrations, map endpapers, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little creased at head and foot, scuffing to upper panel, 8vo, 1958.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/447

Sold for £3500


The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., vol.1 twelfth impression, vol.2 eighth impression, vol.3 ninth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author to front endpaper, folding maps, tape-marks to endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets laminated, spines slightly browned, 1961-62; and a copy of the Silmarilion, 8vo (4)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/448

Sold for £2800

The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, second impression, signed by the author on half-title, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, some light rubbing to head and foot, otherwise excellent, 8vo, 1962.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/449

Sold for £1400

Smith of Wootton Major, first edition, signed by the author on front free endpaper, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, extremities a little rubbed, 12mo, 1967.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/450

Sold for £1900

The Road Goes Ever On, a Song Cycle, music by Donald Swann, first edition, signed by the author on front endpaper, spotting to endpapers, original boards, some light spotting, dust-jacket, light tape-marks to verso, some light creasing to head and foot, but a near-fine example overall, 1968; and an L.P. of Songs and Poems of Middle Earth, 4to (2)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/451

Sold for £1700

Tree and Leaf, paperback edition, fourth impression, signed presentation inscription from the author with additional signature to title, original pictorial wrappers, a little rubbed, 1970; and 2 others by the same, 8vo (3)

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/452

Sold for £1400


Autograph Note signed to Fay Darrington, 1p., 8vo, n.p, 16th November, 1971, thanking her for her letter, returning two books signed and sending her a copy of the new Hobbit map poster.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/453

Sold for £1800

Autograph Letter signed to Fay Darrington, 1p. & envelope, 8vo, Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth, 16th February, 1972, thanking her for her letter "the warmth of your gratitude and your delight in my books" and discussing "the sad business of breaking up my library and house & selling my house", folds, a few small spots.

http://www.bloomsburyauctions.com/cms/pages/lot/36158/454

Sold for £2400



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