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Bloomsbury Sale #350

Sale Date - April 29, 1999
518. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit or There and Back Again, first edition, signed by the author, original cloth, dust-jacket, "laminated" transparent cover stuck down on dust-jacket, lacks upper inside flap, laminated cover stuck down on front endpaper, 8vo, 1937. "Inscription reads "J.R.R. Tolkien. at 10 Adams Road [Cambridge] Oct 28: 1972." Inscribed while staying with Jack Bennett, a friend and former colleague from Oxford. J.A.W. "Jack" Bennett (1911-81) succeeded C.S. Lewis as Professor of Medieval & Renaissance English at Cambridge. est. £2000 – £3000 Sold for £12000
519. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit or There and Back Again, first edition, illustrations, pencil signature on half-title, soiled, lower hinge weak, original cloth, rather worn, 1937; The Two Towers, first edition, original cloth, slightly rubbed, 1954; and a quantity of others by or relating to Tolkien, mostly concerning Middle Earth including a second edition of The Hobbit in Japanese and others in foreign languages, records, calendars and other ephemera, v.s. (C.200) est. £300 – £500 Sold for £2800
520. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, first editions, vol. I & II ink signatures on front free endpapers, bookplates on front pastedowns, original cloth, dust-jackets, vol. I torn with loss of spine, slightly soiled, edges a little worn and chipped, 8vo, 1954-55. est. £1000 – £1500 Sold for £1400
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