Back to Middle Earth

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Last year, I posted on the surprise discovery of a previously unknown annotated map of Middle Earth that J.R.R. Tolkien had created while working on the 1970 reissue edition of The Lord of the Rings (Allen & Unwin). The map had been hidden away for forty-five years in an unrelated novel owned by Pauline Bayes, who illustrated the 1970 edition of LOTR for Tolkien.

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Last week, it was announced that the Bodleian Library at Oxford University had purchased the map with grant funds to prevent it disappearing into a private collection. Now we can all enjoy it.

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  1. Pingback: Back to Middle Earth — Travel Between The Pages – Voronwe Aranwion

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