The original handwritten first page of The Lord of the Rings (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), Professor of Old and Middle English language and literature at The University of Oxford. Tolkien’s personal and academic papers are archived at the Bodleian Library.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door” –
A long job handwriting 1178 pages, let alone dreaming up the wonderful world of Middle-Earth, phew.
“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”