Tolkien Gateway

Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs 8 July 2004

(Difference between revisions)
(Created page with "{{book |title=<small>Sotheby's English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs 8 July 2004</small> |image=[[Image:Sotheby's English Literature, Histo...")
 
(Moved info to article about letter)
Line 10: Line 10:
 
'''''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 [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]-related lots, the most notable being:
 
'''''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 [[J.R.R. Tolkien|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 covering subjects such as the Queen ("I am one of her devoted subjects and greatly admire her, though her voice is not one of her graces"), wealth, the consequences of fame, handwriting, ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', the Tolkien name and Lord Snowdon ("...a very thin almost 'elvish' figure... we had much in common - especially a devotion to trees"). The lot also includes letters from [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] and [[Priscilla Tolkien]]. The letters are not included in ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]''.
+
*379 (p. 232) - This lot consists of [[Dorothy Wood 1960-1973|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 Tolkien|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.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72520|articlename=English Literature and History. 2004|dated=|website=TB|accessed=5 April 2012}}</ref>
 
*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.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.tolkienbooks.net/php/details.php?reference=72520|articlename=English Literature and History. 2004|dated=|website=TB|accessed=5 April 2012}}</ref>
 
{{References}}
 
{{References}}
 
[[Category:Auction catalogues]]
 
[[Category:Auction catalogues]]

Revision as of 09:51, 6 April 2012

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.png
PublisherLondon: Sotheby's
Released2004
FormatAuction catalogue
Pages298

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.[1]

References

  1. "English Literature and History. 2004" , TolkienBooks.net (accessed 05 April 2012)