Linguaphone Coversational Course English see Wayne Hammond's J.R.R. TOLKIEN: A Descriptive Bibliography on page 384.
The oldest recording of Tolkien made! Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien speaks at the Twentieth Lesson - "At the Tobacconist's" & and the Thirtieth Lesson - "Wireless".
Here is a rare and absolutely special plywood box covered with black imitation leather, it measures 27,5 x 27.5 x 6.8 cm and consists of fifteen 78 rpm LP's. The leather is in very good condition for it time’s.
Lacking the original 4 booklets, but records are in mint condition.
The fifteen Records are in brown paper jackets on which advertisements for other Linguaphone courses are printed. The printings alternate black and red.
On the records we can read:
English Lesson 20 AT THE TOBACCONIST'S / Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien Prof.A. Lloyd James
English Lesson 30 WIRELESS / Prof. A.Lloyd James Prof. J.R.R.Tolkien
Tolkien received an invitation,which no doubts he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in de following dialogue with Lloys James as the customer. In Lesson 30 "Wireless" Tolkien plays the part of the proud owner of a radio set who explains to a visitor (Lloyd James again) One can doubt if tolkien's heart was really into this!
Still a very unique Tolkien collectable and very rare to find in this wonderfull state.
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.
Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.