Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs 8 July 2004
|Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs 8 July 2004|
Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs 8 July 2004 is an auction catalogue from Sotheby's (London). The catalogue includes several Tolkien-related lots, the most notable being:
- 379 (p. 232) - This lot consists of twelve letters from Tolkien to Dorothy "Ding" Wood, dating from 1960 to 1973. The lot description includes extracts from many of the letters. The lot also includes letters from Edith and Priscilla Tolkien.
- 381 (p. 234) - A proof copy of The Fellowship of the Ring dating from 1953. The lot description quotes an earlier version of the Ring verse ("...and in the shadow bind them") and goes on to record a number of differences between the proof copy and the published book. The title page is reproduced in a photograph.
- 383 (p. 236) - The lot consists of copies of the first authorized paperback edition of The Lord of the Rings (published by Ballantine Books), from the library of J.R.R. Tolkien. The lot description briefly describes Tolkien's annotations in the books, and quotes a key written by Tolkien.