Hobbit Dinner Menu (signed by Tolkien)

Price: $10,000.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


As Tolkien grew more famous he received a huge number of invitations to go, travel paid, to events all over the world and, often, to receive awards at these events. He almost always declined. But he did accept an invitation from his Dutch publisher to attend a Hobbit Dinner in Rotterdam. On March 28, 1958 Tolkien spoke to about 200 people at the event. Reportedly, he gave his speech three times: In English, in Dutch and in Elvish. A recording of the speech has been found, but, as far as we know, it is not available to the public at this time. (There are 38 seconds of the speech on youtube.) We have a menu from the dinner, with a single fold, and in excellent condition. It is signed on the reverse by Tolkien. As far as we know, this is the only signed copy in existence. (We have never even seen or heard of another unsigned copy.) This has to be in the category of one of the ultimate Tolkien collectible items.For an awesome presentation the menu has been put in a ribbon wrapped envelope which is placed in a case made to look like a book. The "book" is quarter leather on chemise bound with "Hobbit Dinner" on the spine and made to sit on a shelf like a book.

Title: Hobbit Dinner Menu (signed by Tolkien)

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Categories: Inklings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Rotterdam, 1958

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 058019