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Sotheby's Literature and Illustration 11-12 July 2002

Sotheby's Literature and Illustration including the Library of Neville L. Fawkes, CBE 11-12 July 2002
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PublisherLondon: Sotheby's
Released2002
FormatAuction catalogue

Sotheby's Literature and Illustration 11-12 July 2002 is an auction catalogue from Sotheby's (London). This catalogue includes descriptions of lots for several writings by J.R.R. Tolkien:[1]

  • Lot 781 (pp.367-9) - This lot consists of a First Edition copy of The Hobbit inscribed to Tolkien's aunt Jane Neave, together with a handwritten chart giving the name and roman equivalent of each rune used on Thror's Map. The chart is reproduced in a photograph.
  • Lot 785 (p.372) - This lot consists of an inscribed 1956/57/55 set of The Lord of the Rings together with a letter to M.R. Ridley, dated 27 September 1961. As well as including extracts from the letter, a tengwar inscription of the phrase 'Nai hiruvalyë Valimar' (Maybe thou shalt find Valimar) is reproduced in a photograph.
  • Lot 789 (pp.374-5) - Four letters to Pauline Baynes dating from 23 November 1961 to 3 August 1962 - the lot description includes quotes discussing The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. Five pages from the letters are reproduced in a photograph. (Previously published in an earlier Sotheby's catalogue, see Lot 554, Sotheby's Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 2001)

[edit] References

  1. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography at Tolkienbooks.net