A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', and a third folio edition of William Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories and Tragedies' go under the hammer today.
Auctioneers, Bonhams, expect both works by the Midlands writers to be sold for between £10,000 and £15,000.
The UK premiere of the long-awaited Hobbit film will be held in London tonight.
The Duke of Cambridge is expected to be in attendance along with other stars.
His wife, The Duchess of Cambridge, won't be there as she is still resting.
Yesterday St James's Palace said: "The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend The Hobbit premiere tomorrow evening and will continue to rest privately. The Duke of Cambridge will attend as planned.
A host of stars are expected to attend the first UK performance of the latest JRR Tolkien adaptation.
The Duke of Cambridge is among the names expected to be in attendance tonight.
The author, JRR Tolkein, grew up in the West Midlands which he used as an inspiration for his writing.
You can keep up-to-date with the premiere on the ITV National website.
A school celebrated one of their old boys today without whom, one of the most famous books in the English language may never have been published.
Rayner Unwin was only 10 was asked by his dad, a publisher, to read a manuscript to see if it was any good.
The boy said it was, the year was 1936 and the book was The Hobbit which went on to the sell millions.
75 years today, 'The Hobbit' was first published. Its' author, JRR Tolkien, spent much of his childhood in the West Midlands, areas of which he used as inspiration for his writing.
It is thought that Tolkien was influenced by places like Sarehole Mill and the nearby Moseley bog in Birmingham.
The first of three films based on the novel is due to be released at the end of this year.
Pictures courtesy of Warner Brothers via YouTube.