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 box misses the handle closure but the leather is still in good condition.
Lacking the original 4 booklets, but all records are present and in great 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 doubt he gladly accepted, for he could use the money. He reads the introduction to lesson 20 "At the Tobacconist" and plays the shopowner in the following dialogue with Lloyd 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!