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Saturday, 6 June 2015
This first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (1937) fetched £137,000 at Sotheby's London sale. The novel is dedicated to one of his first students at Leeds University: Miss Katherine ("Kitty") Kilbride and was sent with a handwritten note in Elvish. Miss Kilbride was an invalid and Tolkien sent her letters, cards and his newly published books throughout his life (CLICK).