TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Il Signori degli Anelli
Lot 164
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Il Signori degli Anelli
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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
Il Signori degli Anelli, first single-volume Italian edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("Aug. 1971/C. Talbot D'Alessandro/from/J.R.R. Tolkien") on front free endpaper, and with a loosely inserted TYPED LETTER SIGNED, asking D'Alessandro if he would like a copy of the Italian edition, the letter dated 17th July, 1971, but with an apologetic autograph postscript "please forgive my delay in posting this!", with envelope (name and address cut out), Milan, Rusconi, 1970; Farmer Giles of Ham, third impression, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on half-title ("signed for Camillo/J.R.R. Tolkien"), front free endpaper with C. Talbot D'Alessandro's signature in ink and an illustrated book token pasted-in, 1961; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, second impression, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("signed for... J.R.R. Tolkien", with a space left for the recipient's signature, duly filled in by D'Alessandro), illustrated book token pasted-in below inscription on front free endapaper, 1962, the last 2 with illustrations by Pauline Baynes, George Allen and Unwin, 8vo (3)

Footnotes

  • THREE TOLKIEN PRESENTATION COPIES AND A TYPED LETTER TO C. TALBOT D'ALESSANDRO. D'Alessandro was an Oxford professor and authority on Tolkien, as well as corrrespondent with C.S. Lewis (see entry under the latter above). Letters to him are held at the Taylor Institution Library.
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