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A Northern Venture Auction 2nd August 2017

Jul 22, 2017 (edited)
2017/7/22 7:47:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Rare work of poetry by Tolkien to be auctioned at Tennants of Leyburn.

http://tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=11800

Auction listing : https://www.tennants.co.uk/Catalogue/Lots/387659.aspx

TOLKIEN fans have the chance to snap up an extremely rare piece of the author’s work which is expected to attract international attention.

The rare first impression copy of a volume of poetry containing early works by J.R.R. Tolkien will go under the hammer at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn on August 2.

The Swan Press originally printed a first impression of 170 copies in June 1923, followed by a second impression of 200 the following month, containing three original works by the then young academic.

The volume is expected to fetch between £3,000 and £5,000 and is part of Tennants’ August auction of Books, Maps, Prints and Manuscripts.


http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news ... d_at_Tennants_of_Leyburn/

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Aug 5, 2017
2017/8/5 6:55:01 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
£3,000
quite a price but a rare one nowadays I suppose
May 2, 2018
2018/5/2 21:37:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Just noting the hammer price was £3,000, so including the buyers premium and VAT (22.5% for both) the total price paid was £3,675.
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