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Fine English and Continental Furniture. 1972Fine English and Continental Furniture Bronzes, Textiles and Works of Art 1825-1930 and French Animalier Bronzes
Editor unknown
1 November 1972
Sotheby’s Belgravia
ISBN: None
Auction catalogue
Photographs throughout
Hammond Page Ref.: p.387

Lot 116 is Tolkien’s desk.

The lot description includes a statement by Tolkien, dated 27 July 1972, in which he gives a brief history of the desk, stating that The Hobbit and some of The Lord of the Rings were written on it, and notes that the desk has been presented to Help the Aged in memory of Edith Tolkien.

A photograph of the desk is also included on page 38.

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