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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. 1981The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
A selection edited by Humphrey Carpenter
with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien
1st Edition 1981
George Allen & Unwin
ISBN 0048260053
Hardback in dustwrapper
Frontispiece is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Charles Furth at Allen & Unwin, dated 4 February 1938
Hammond Page Ref.: pp.350-351

This collection includes 354 letters, and extracts from letters and draft letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The number of copies printed is uncertain, but possibly between 7,500 and 10,000.

Not reprinted.

Three states of this edition exist:

1) Pages 406-407 and 427-428 imposed in reverse order. (These were distributed to reviewers before the error was noted)

2) Pages 405-408 and 427-430 replaced with correct pages attached to stubs of original pages.

3) Pages 405-408 replaced with correct pages attached to stubs of original pages. Pages 409-430 completely replaced with new pages. Two variants of this have been seen - one with the replacement pages made from the same paper, and the other on smoother, lighter weight paper.

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