A pair of items is offered, which includes a handwritten lengthy criticism by Tolkien, and a related paperback novel, Swords & Sorcery, by L. Sprague de Camp, signed by Tolkien.
The paperback book, with a notation, penned by Tolkien on the inside front cover: 'J.R.R. Tolkien from L. Sprague de Camp July 1962'
The more significant item, is a sheet of stationary from the Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff, Bournemouth.
On the verso, Tolkien has written in pencil, and overwritten the latter part in ink, a lengthy criticism of a story by Lord Dunsany, originally published in 1912 and entitled: "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler", which is included in the book.
A not very complementary critique, but a wonderful example of his cryptic handwriting. A fantastic pair of items, written or signed by the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
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