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Bloomsbury Sale #642

Auction date: 13th March 2008

156. Tolkien (J.R.R.) Autograph Letter signed to Ingrid Pridgeon, 2pp. & envelope, 8vo, Oxford address crossed out and typed c/o Messrs Geo. Allen and Unwin, postmarked Poole, August 1968, apologising for not having replied more fully, “I am having rather a bad time. I have left Oxford, and in the middle of the move I fell downstairs and damaged my right leg so badly that it is in plaster from toe to hip, and I am on crutches” and and a reference to The Lord of the Rings, “I notice Spire Hollin: very Shire-like. Hollin is northern form of holly: and in Book I of The L.R: I lived for a while in Leeds in a Hollin Lane, fold.
est. £400 – £600
Sold for £1300

155. Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., comprising The Fellowship of the Ring, 14th impression, signed by the author on front free endpaper (slightly smudged at one letter), jacket split down upper joint and torn with loss, small tape mark, 1965; The Two Towers, 11th impression , 1965; The Return of the King, 11th impression, 1965, first editions , maps, ink name on front free endpapers, original cloth, dust-jackets, corners rubbed, small tears to spine ends, light surface soiling, 8vo .
est. £700 – £900
Sold for £2200

154. Tolkien (J.R.R.) and C.S. Lewis.- Wrenn (C.L., editor ) Beowulf: With the Finnesburg Fragment, first edition, Autograph Letter signed from Tolkien, 2 Autograph Letters signed & a postcard signed from Lewis, Autograph Letter signed from Christopher Tolkien, Typed Letter signed by Wrenn and a note and draft letter by Robert Burchfield loosely inserted, postcard and newspaper cutting taped down on front free endpaper, original cloth, corners bumped, gilt spine slightly dulled, 8vo, 1953; and another, Wallenberg’s Kentish Place-Names, covers detached, Uppsala, 1931, 8vo (2)
1) Autograph Letter from Tolkien to R.W. Burchfield, apologising for not having returned this copy of Wallenberg’s Kentish Place-Names. 2) 2 Autograph Letters from Lewis to R.W. Burchfield, concerning joining and receiving publications from the Early English Texts Society. 3) Postcard from Lewis to R.W. Burchfield, in Anglo-Saxon and referring to C.T. Onions and mentioning Beowulf, laid down with tape on front pastedown (with a newspaper cutting from The Times newspaper, ?advertisemenent in Anglo-Saxon).
est. £1500 – £2000

153. Tolkien (J.R.R.).- Williams (R.A.) The Finn Episode in Beowulf: An Essay on Interpretation, first edition, signed “Tolkien” on front free endpaper, slightly browned, original cloth, Cambridge University Press, 1924 § Tolkien (J.R.R.) Some Contributions to Middle-English Lexicography, offprint, original printed wrappers, margins a little creased and slightly faded, 1925, 8vo (2)
est. £600 – £800
Sold for £900

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