The original first page of The Lord of the Rings

This is what we’ve come to know as the first page of LOTR.

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This was the original draft in 1937 (via @BubbleCow RT @HistoryInPix).

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1. Tolkien had marvelous handwriting.

2. The two MSs are barely alike. That’s always heartening.

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