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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
Autograph notes on Dunsany and stories of epic fantasy ("...Dunsany at his worst. Trying so hard for the shudder..."), with a paperback copy of Swords & Sorcery: Stories of Heroic Fantasy, edited by L. Sprague De Camp (1963), signed and inscribed by the recipient "JRR Tolkien/ from L. Sprague de Camp/ July 1964", the notes one page, on the reverse of a folded sheet of Hotel Miramar writing paper, 16mo, 1964

Footnotes

  • A book linking Tolkien with L. Sprague de Camp, one of the most celebrated authors of the golden age of science fiction, and biographer of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, both represented in this anthology (by 'The Doom that Came to Sarnath' and 'Shadows in the Moonlight'). It was read by Tolkien while staying at the Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth, his favourite retreat.
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