TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Photograph of the author, leaning against a tree
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Photograph of the author, leaning against a tree
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Lot Details
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
Photograph of the author, leaning against a tree, inscribed in ink on verso "August 9th, 1973. Last photograph taken/ Photographer: grandson, Michael/ Place: Oxford Botanical Gardens by his favourite tree, a Black Pine which he named Laocoon'. For Elaine - with love from Priscilla", 89 x 89mm.; Farmer Giles of Ham, FIRST EDITION, 2 colour plates and illustrations by Pauline Baynes, ownership inscription of M.E. Griffiths, publisher's pictorial cloth, dust-jacket (with chips and short tears), 8vo, George Allen, 1949 (2)

Footnotes

  • Seemingly the last known photograph of Tolkien, inscribed as such by his daughter Priscilla, to Elaine [Griffiths], and stating that it was taken by her son Michael, the author's grandson.
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