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Fine Books and Manuscripts. 2006
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Fine Books and Manuscripts. 2006
Fine Books and Manuscripts including a Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana
Editor unknown
11 December 2006
New York
ISBN: None
Auction catalogue
Photographs throughout
Hammond Page Ref.: p.359

Lot 28 (p.52) – A two page letter dated 18 December 1949. Here Tolkien discusses the completion of The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, deficiencies in the production of The Hobbit, anachronisms in Farmer Giles of Ham, dragons and languages. Identical extracts were printed in Autograph Letters and different extracts were printed in Printed Books, Manuscripts and Music (1986).

The second page of the letter is reproduced in a photograph.

The letter is reprinted in more extensive form in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981) as Letter 122.

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