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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). A collection of works in presentation, association and proof copies, and a series of fourteen letters, discussing the production of The Lord of the Rings , comprising

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TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973). A collection of works in presentation, association and proof copies, and a series of fourteen letters, discussing the production of The Lord of the Rings , comprising: LETTERS A series of eleven autograph letters signed and three typed letters signed ('Ronald Tolkien', 'Tolkien', 'Ronald', and 'JRRT') to George Sayer (one to Mrs George Sayer , Oxford and London, 7 August 1952 - 11 December 1971 and n.d., 25 pages, 8° and 4°, in autograph, and 5½ pages, 4°, typewritten, three envelopes; with a transcription (presumably by Sayer) of runes from The Hobbit . BOOKS A. The Lord of the Rings : (i) Proof The Fellowship of the Ring . London: Jarrold and Sons Limited for George Allen & Unwin Ltd, '1953' [ sic ]. 8° (218 x 140mm). (A few leaves lightly marked, pp.32-33 slightly affected by adhesive.) Original brown paper wrappers, the upper wrapper with pasted-on typewritten lettering-piece reading 'THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING , by , J.R.R. Tolkien', and ink inscription 'Not less than 21/- , nor more than 25/-' (slightly marked, corners a little dog-eared, short tears at head and tail of spine causing minor losses). PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. In this copy the number '12' on p.21 has been corrected in pencil, and the uncorrected errors on p.48, ll.13-14, p.166, l.41, and p.197, l.40 have been retained. The illustrations which occur on pp.59, 319 and 333 of the first edition have been omitted. For the first edition cf. Hammond and Anderson A5ai; West A20. The Two Towers . London: Jarrold and Sons Limited for George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. 8° (223 x 143mm). (Short tear affecting text on 6/1, short marginal tears on 19/7, 21/3-4 and 22/8.) Original brown paper wrappers, with two typewritten lettering-pieces pasted onto upper wrapper, reading 'about 21s.' and 'THE TWO TOWERS , by , J.R.R. Tolkien' (corners slightly frayed, short tears at head and tail of spine). PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. This copy has the incorrect 'all the season of the year' reading on p.111, l.34, but the correct 'may like' reading on p.350, l.31 (misprinted as 'maylike' in the first edition). For the first edition cf. Hammond and Anderson A5aii; West A21 (erroneously dated 1955). The Return of the King . London: Jarrold and Sons Limited for George Allen & Unwin Ltd, '1954' [ sic ]. 8° (200 x 154mm). Circa 295 loose galley sheets, printed on rectos only, and the loose galley sheets of the Appendices, calligraphic manuscript title 'The Return , of the , King. , Appendices , pp.313-416' in Tolkien's hand, paginated 313-416, pp.379-383 and 401-403 in Tolkien's hand, corrected by Tolkien in red, blue and black inks, the first leaf with printer's inkstamp dated 29 June 1955 and dated by Tolkien 'received July 2'. (Some leaves a little frayed or occasionally torn and marked, p.360 erroneously inserted between pp. 377 and 378.) The main text in loose sheets, the Appendices held together with a paper fastener. PROOF COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, THE APPENDICES CORRECTED THROUGHOUT BY TOLKIEN. For the first edition cf. Hammond and Anderson A5aiii; West A22. (ii) First edition The Fellowship of the Ring . London: Jarrold and Sons Limited for George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. 8° (221 x 140mm). Folding map and full-page map printed in red and black after Christopher Tolkien, line illustrations after J.R.R. Tolkien. Original red cloth titled in gilt on the spine, dustwrapper (spine slightly cocked, lower hinge split by folding map, dustwrapper torn across upper panel and at extremities causing minor losses). Provenance : 'George Sayer' (inscription on upper pastedown). FIRST EDITION. Hammond and Anderson A5ai; West A20. The Two Towers . London: Jarrold and Sons Limited for George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. 8° (221 x 140mm). Folding map printed in red and black after Christopher Tolkien. (Small mark on text of pp.344-345.) Original red cloth titled in gilt on the spine, dustwrapper (spine slightly cocked, light marking on j

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 16.11.2001
Auktionsdatum: 16.11.2001
Adresse: Christie's
London, South Kensington