Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


November 25th, 2014
World Day to Eliminate Violence on Women

November 27th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day

November 28th, 2014
Black Friday

November 28th, 2014
American Indian Heritage Day

November 28th, 2014
Lincoln's Birthday

November 29th, 2014
World Solidarity Day with Palestinian People

November 30th, 2014
First Sunday Advent

December 1st, 2014
World AIDS Day

December 2nd, 2014
World Day for Slavery Abolition

December 3rd, 2014
World Day for Persons with Disabilities

December 5th, 2014
International Volunteer Day

December 7th, 2014
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th, 2014
International Civil Aviation Day

December 8th, 2014
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 9th, 2014
International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10th, 2014
Human Rights Day

December 11th, 2014
International Mountain Day

December 17th, 2014
First Day of Chanukah

December 17th, 2014
Pan American Aviation Day

December 17th, 2014
Wright Brothers Day

December 18th, 2014
International Migrants Day

December 19th, 2014
International South-South Cooperation Day

December 20th, 2014
International Human Solidarity Day

December 21st, 2014
December Solstice

December 24th, 2014
Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2014
Last day of Chanukah

December 25th, 2014
Christmas Day

December 26th, 2014
Kwanzaa

 



Search:

J.r.r. Tolkien Autograph, Age 19 Autograph From 1911 Psa/dna Certified Hobbit For Sale

J.r.r. Tolkien Autograph, Age 19 Autograph From 1911 Psa/dna Certified Hobbit

Adam Andrusier Autographs says this is one of the earliest Tolkien autographs to ever hit the market!

1911 Oxford undergrad registry signed by 19 year-old J.R.R. Tolkien long before he would go on to write The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. Visitor’s book page, 8 x 9.75 lightly-lined, stamp-dated October 20, 1911. Page features signatures of Oxford University undergraduates, as well as the names of their respective colleges. One line is signed in black ink, “J. R. R. Tolkien, Exeter.”

If you have read John Garth's "Tolkien, Exeter College and the Great War", or Carpenter's Tolkien biography, you will notice Colin Cullis, who appears further up on the page from Tolkien. Both were very good friends. The two formed two college clubs together, and also shared a flat (i.e. an apartment) in the academic year 1914-15. Cullis was not fit enough to serve in the war, but died in the Spanish Influenza epidemic in 1919.

The color photo of a 19 year-old Tokien is included with the purchase and available nowhere else. One of a kind color photo with this one of a kind autograph.

Be aware that many signed Tolkien books are not genuine so this may be a good way to get a genuine Tolkien autograph.

Unlike other authors of the genre, Tolkien never favoured signing his works. Owing to his popularity, handsigned copies of his letters or of the first editions of his individual writings have however achieved high values at sales, and forged autographs may occur on the market. In particular, the signed first hardback edition of The Hobbit from 1937 has reportedly been offered for $85,000. Collectibles include also non-fiction books with hand-written annotations from Tolkien's private library.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity from PSA as well as another certificate of authenticity from RR sale.

While in his early teens, Tolkien had his first encounter with a constructed language, Animalic, an invention of his cousins, Mary and Marjorie Incledon. At that time, Tolkien was studying Latin and Anglo-Saxon. Interest in the language soon died away, but Mary and others, including Tolkien himself, invented a new and more complex language called Nevbosh. The next constructed language he came to work with, Naffarin, would be his own creation.

In 1911, while they were at King Edward's School, Birmingham, Tolkien and three friends, Rob Gilson, Geoffrey Smith and Christopher Wiseman, formed a semi-secret society which they called the "T.C.B.S.", the initials standing for "Tea Club and Barrovian Society", alluding to their fondness for drinking tea in Barrow's Stores near the school and, secretly, in the school library. Agreed leaving school, the members stayed in touch and, in December 1914, they held a "council" in London at Wiseman's home. For Tolkien, the result of this meeting was a strong dedication to writing poetry.

The 1911 census of England and Wales shows Tolkien (occupation "school") lodging at 4 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, along with his brother Hilary (occupation "hardware merchant's clerk").

In 1911, Tolkien went on a summer holiday in Switzerland, a trip that he recollects vividly in a 1968 letter, noting that Bilbo's journey across the Misty Mountains ("including the glissade down the slithering stones into the pine woods") is directly based on his adventures as their party of 12 hiked from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and on to camp in the moraines beyond Mürren. Fifty-seven years later, Tolkien remembered his regret at leaving the view of the eternal snows of Jungfrau and Silberhorn ("the Silvertine (Celebdil) of my dreams"). They went across the Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald and on across the Grosse Scheidegg to Meiringen. They continued across the Grimsel Pass, through the upper Valais to Brig and on to the Aletsch glacier and Zermatt.

In October of 1911, Tolkien began studying at Exeter College, Oxford.

Posted with Mobile


J.r.r. Tolkien Autograph, Age 19 Autograph From 1911 Psa/dna Certified Hobbit

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

J.r.r. Tolkien Autograph, Age 19 Autograph From 1911 Psa/dna Certified Hobbit:
$755




Signed William Shatner Framed Star Trek Picture Psa/dna Auto Limited /2500 picture
Signed William Shatner Framed Star Trek Picture Psa/dna Auto Limited /2500


Janet  Leigh Autographed Card With Color Picture picture
Janet Leigh Autographed Card With Color Picture


Bruce Bennett Signed Letter With Book Trazan Mildred Pierce Olympics  picture
Bruce Bennett Signed Letter With Book Trazan Mildred Pierce Olympics


Candice Bergen  Signed Knockwood Book Coa Hologram  picture
Candice Bergen Signed Knockwood Book Coa Hologram


Adolph Zukor Memoir Founder Paramount Studio Inscribed To Rosita Montenegro 1953 picture
Adolph Zukor Memoir Founder Paramount Studio Inscribed To Rosita Montenegro 1953


Paul Walker And Vin Diesel Rare Signed 8x10 Uacc  #rd192 Authicated  picture
Paul Walker And Vin Diesel Rare Signed 8x10 Uacc #rd192 Authicated


Peter Mayhew Signed Autographed Star Wars
Peter Mayhew Signed Autographed Star Wars "chewbacca" Framed Photo


Bob Hope Magazine Texaco Thanks For The Memories  picture
Bob Hope Magazine Texaco Thanks For The Memories


Personally Addressed Post Card By Tom Hanks - 1982 picture
Personally Addressed Post Card By Tom Hanks - 1982


Peter Boyle Signed Contract Young Frankenstein Poster Mel Brooks Gene Wilder picture
Peter Boyle Signed Contract Young Frankenstein Poster Mel Brooks Gene Wilder