Rare Early Tolkien Item for Sale - What Was Tolkien Up to On the Evening of June 6, 1914?
Small octavo (183 x 126 mm) printed dinner menu dated 6 June 1914 with cover. Two colour printed cover of stiff card with five colour arms and two colour ribbon (in college colours), marking the sixth centenary of Exeter College, Oxford (1314-1914), and containing a bi-folium of three printed pages, the first with the names of the college (student) officials involved (JRRT mentioned as both a Committee member and as a Steward), the second with the menu (10 courses), the third listing the seven toasts, the sixth ('The College Societies') being proposed by JRRT). The front cover bears the signatures of 20 members present, the second being that of JRRT, already at the age of 21 in typical and clear form.
GBP 950.00 or US$ 1,400 payable by cheque only, no credit cards this time
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