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Tolkien's early sketches of Middle Earth
« on: October 11, 2015, 08:51:15 AM »
Wired posted eight of J.R.R Tolkien's earliest drawings of Middle Earth. Very nice to see things take shape visually:
http://www.wired.com/2015/10/see-jrr-tolkien-lord-of-the-rings-middle-earth-illustrations-for-first-time/

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Re: Tolkien's early sketches of Middle Earth
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 07:45:28 PM »
Thank you so much for posting these.  It brings back fond memories of my trip to the Bodleian when I had four hours to read these maps and other drawings.  It was an exciting day for me, and my beloved was so patient waiting at the pub while I read.  Time flew; I made a few notes and sketches; and the whole adventure was something of such good times.  These drawings bring back that day.

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