TolkienBooks.net
   An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

English Literature and History. 2003
Search the Site
 Advanced Search

Links to Bibliography Pages

The Bibliography

1991 Onwards - After Tolkien Part 2

The History of Middle-earth

1991-1999

2000-Present - Books & Periodicals

2000-Present - Letters, Artwork & Miscellanea

The Children of Húrin

Back to previous page Record Number: 72370
   
English Literature and History. 2003English Literature, History, Fine Bindings, Private Press Books, Children’s Books, Illustrated Books and Drawings.
Editor unknown.
10 July 2003.
Sotheby’s.
London.
ISBN: None.
Auction catalogue.
Photographs throughout.
Hammond Page Ref.: None.

Notes
This catalogue includes several Tolkien-related lots, the most notable being:

469 (pp.294-5) - This lot consists of a First Edition copy of The Hobbit inscribed to Tolkien's aunt Jane Neave, together with a one page letter dated 22 September 1937. The lot description includes a few short quotes from the letter and the opening is reproduced in a photograph.

473 (p.296) - This lot consists of an inscribed 1967 set of The Lord of the Rings, together with an embellished, handwritten copy of I Sit Beside The Fire in Tolkien's calligraphic script. The page of verse is reproduced in a small photograph. The copy of The Fellowship of the Ring is dedicated to the Tolhursts and includes an inscription in Latin: "hoc opus Dominae amabili loscelinae in honorem inscripsit auctor Reginualdus".

474 (p.297) - A three page letter to Mrs L.M. Cutts, dated 26 October 1958. The lot description includes several extracts from the letter discussing, amongst other things, the nature of invention, and the cost of the books and their production, as well as hobbits, ents and barrows. Part of the letter is reproduced in a photograph.

475 (p.298) - This lot consists of a 1972 copy of the Deluxe Lord of the Rings inscribed to Denis and Jocelyn Tolhurst, together with a two page letter to Dr. Tolhurst, dated Good Friday [20 April] 1973. The lot description quotes several extracts from the letter including "...as far as we are concerned your 'Spring is a-coming in' is an unfulfilled prophecy with rustic accuracy and lack of 'delicacy', at a time when heorst sterteth, bulluc verteth, i.e. 'hart leaps up, and bullock farts'..."

The letters are not included in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981).

 
If you are looking for new, secondhand or out-of-print books then AbeBooks UK may be able to help.
 
Alternatively, you can search and order through AbeBooks.com.
AbeBooks.com. Thousands of booksellers - millions of books.

 

Text © TolkienBooks.net 2003-2014 --- Images and quoted text remain copyright of the respective publishers and authors