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About the exhibition
John. R. R. Tolkien didn't just invent a magical world of Lord of the rings and "the Hobbit", it turns out that he illustrated. Now the drawings of the famous writer, who had never seen the General public, was among the 200 exhibits of a new exhibition at the Bodleian library in Oxford.

Tolkien did not consider himself a professional artist, but he illustrated many scenes from his books. Some drawings were included in the published version. The writer himself has made the cover design for the first edition of "the Hobbit," which Tolkien Estate describes as "one of the most outstanding British jackets of the XX century". The exhibition "Tolkien. The Creator Of Middle-Earth" also presents the author's maps of middle earth and the early abstract paintings, created between 1911 and 1915, from the notebook that he called "the Book of Ishness".

In the exhibition one can see manuscripts, letters from fans, as the canadian rock singer Joni Mitchell and poet Wystan Hugh Auden, works of art from the collection of Tolkien and his personal belongings, for example, portfolio and pipes.
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