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Tolkienís own annotated map newly discovered loose inside copy of LOTR
One Ring Net ^ | 10/23/15 | MrCere

Posted on 10/23/2015 10:31:03 PM PDT by Kartographer

An important, and frankly amazing Tolkien document has emerged, recently discovered loose in a copy of The Lord of the Rings once owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes.

The Guardian reports that Baynes removed the map from a previous version of the novel as she was working on a then new color map for a new edition that was published in 1970.

The map then had “copious” notes made by J.R.R. Tolkien in green ink and pencil. Baynes then made her own notes on the map. It is essentially a map annotated by Tolkien himself.

(Excerpt) Read more at theonering.net ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: jrrtolkien; lordoftherin; lordoftherings; lotr; map; tolkien
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1 posted on 10/23/2015 10:31:03 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

You can see my interest!

2 posted on 10/23/2015 10:32:21 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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LOTR has always been one of my favorites. Since I was very young...a long time ago.

I look at those maps and see the story again.


3 posted on 10/23/2015 10:36:45 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kartographer

Sweet


4 posted on 10/23/2015 10:51:43 PM PDT by StoneWall Brigade (MARANATHA)
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To: Kartographer

Whoever owns that owns.... Well, that.


5 posted on 10/23/2015 10:58:35 PM PDT by Bullish (Face it, insanity is just not presidential.)
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To: Kartographer

Nice.


6 posted on 10/23/2015 10:58:48 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Kartographer

bookmark


7 posted on 10/23/2015 11:17:07 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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Freaking lucky!


8 posted on 10/23/2015 11:31:28 PM PDT by SWAMP-C1PHER (HOMINIS OECONOMICUM CIVITATIS)
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To: Bullish

Thanks, needed that laugh!


9 posted on 10/23/2015 11:39:28 PM PDT by GunHoardingCapitalist (Join me in the world of next Tuesday!)
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To: Kartographer
Pauline Baynes was by far his favorite illustrator for The Lord of the Rings, as he remarked to son Christopher in one of his letters when the two of them were working on the map.
10 posted on 10/23/2015 11:50:14 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Reading this tagline over an extended period of time causes cancer.)
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To: Kartographer
Where there's a whip, there's a way!
11 posted on 10/24/2015 12:07:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: berdie

The books were amazing, I read all of them years ago, the movies though were absolute garbage, I could barely get through the first two and that was it for me. That idiot Elijah Wood was just utterly miscast “Oh Saaaam” ugh, plus I think this was something that really couldn’t be made into a movie, these were books that required the imagination of the reader, the movies did away with that.


12 posted on 10/24/2015 12:37:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (B. Hussein Obama: 20 acts of Treason and counting.)
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Elijah Wood was my one criticism of the movies. Reading the books, Frodo was self-doubting but tough. Watching the movies, Frodo was a complete whimp with perpetually watering eyes.

Otherwise, I thought they were well done if too short.


13 posted on 10/24/2015 12:42:33 AM PDT by Textide (Lord, grant that I may always be right, for thou knowest I am hard to turn. ~ Scotch-Irish prayer)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Most movies do away with imagination, imho. In most cases the books were better.

The movies, for what they were, weren’t too bad.

disclaimer: I still prefer my own imagination and the original books.


14 posted on 10/24/2015 12:44:41 AM PDT by berdie
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15 posted on 10/24/2015 1:52:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda; Textide

I agree that the casting of Elijah Wood was a poor choice. Not that he isn’t an okay actor, but he did not suit the role.

On the other hand, the casting for Elrond and Eomer, among others, was outstanding. My reading of Elrond, going back to his first appearance in the “Silmarillion,” is enriched now that I picture him resembling the young Sam Neill.


16 posted on 10/24/2015 4:05:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Why can't [number][adjective][noun] marry?)
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To: Kartographer

What a find. Nice!


17 posted on 10/24/2015 4:05:31 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: Kartographer
Mordor is Turkey and the Ottoman Muslims. Harad, Khand, and Haradwaith is Africa - - more Muslims.

The Shire was England (Late Middle Ages). The Elves were Nordic. The Dwarves were Hebrew.

18 posted on 10/24/2015 4:07:54 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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Fitting, given your FR handle Kart!!

I would welcome a new LedZep song based on this new discovery as well

19 posted on 10/24/2015 6:52:19 AM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: SkyPilot

I thought Tolkien wrote with WW2 in mind. Mostly Nazi influence.


20 posted on 10/24/2015 6:55:06 AM PDT by huldah1776
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