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Original letter by Tolkien, 9 August 1967

A typed letter by Tolkien (dated 9th August 1967), with a handwritten addendum, signed by Tolkien on his Sandfield Road letter paper. Written to Joy Hill, an employee of George Allen & Unwin who acted as Tolkien secretary. He discusses some business items with her, including the arrival of the tape recorder, on which Tolkien later recorded his famous readings from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. 7x9"/17x23 cm. Folded twice. In perfect, undamaged condition. Comes with a certificate of authenticiy.*

Postcard from Arthur Tolkien. 12 Feb 1891

John Ronald Reuel (JRR) Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was born in Bloemfontein, Republic of the Orange Free State (OFS) on 3 January 1892. Little is known about his first three years in the OFS, except that his father was already the Manager of the Bank of Africa in Bloemfontein when his wife-to-be, Mabel Suffield, relocated from Birmingham (UK) to South Africa in 1891. Upon arrival in Cape Town, they married on 16 April 1891 in Cape Town Cathedral in British Colonial Cape of Good Hope. After marriage they settled in Bloemfontein, with AR Tolkien resuming his duties as Manager of the Bank of Africa. Even though Arthur Tolkien moved to South Africa around 1890, this item proves that he was already the Manager of the Bank of Africa in Bloemfontein as early as 12 February 1891. Arthur signed this post card as AR Tolkien, Manager. The post card is of the first type (HG1) of the Orange Free State and was sent by the Bank of Africa from the General Post Office shown in this item. Postmarked BLOEMFONTEIN, 12 FE 91: No. 22 of Putzel, but without time code. Arrival strike REDDERSBURG, FE ?, 1891 catalogued as Postmark No. 2 of Putzel & Visser (no time code).

The postcard is 5x3"/12x7.5 cm and is in perfect condition. Arthur Tolkien addressed the card to Leo Meijer Esq, Reddersburg and wrote on the back that the matter has his attention and signed and dated the card.

Autographs by Tolkien's father are extremely rare. I have been collecting since the 70-ties and this is the first one I have seen.*

Festschrift Hoops from Tolkien's private library

Heidelberg, 1925. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket). This collection of essays (14 in German, 1 in English) was compiled to celebrate the 60th birthday of Johannes Hoops. The title is Probleme der Englischen Sprache und Kultur. This copy was owned by Tolkien. He signed it on the first flyleaf as an ex-lbiris and made four corrections in the margin. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Tolkien's last will and testament, 23 July 1973

Photocopy of the last will and testament Tolkien had made in July 1973, six weeks before he died. In it we get details on his wealth, his donations and under which conditions Christopher became his literary executor. Tolkien signed each page of the will. Prefaced with the proof that the document was registered in the District Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice at Oxford.*

The Father Christmas Letters - signed

Signed by Priscilla, Tolkien's daughter
George Allen & Unwin, 1976. First edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*