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Details about  J R R TOLKIEN Original 1966 Autograph Letter on Pirate Editions of THE HOBBIT!

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J R R TOLKIEN Original 1966 Autograph Letter on Pirate Editions of THE HOBBIT!
J-R-R-TOLKIEN-Original-1966-Autograph-Letter-on-Pirate-Editions-of-THE-HOBBIT
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Winning bid:
US $1,475.00
Approximately £889.44(including postage)
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Item location:
Spring Lake, Michigan, United States

Description

eBay item number:
310921867767
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Item specifics

Binding:

Manuscript, Unbound

Topic:

Fantasy

Subject:

Literature & Fiction

Year Printed:

1966

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A FINE ORIGINAL TLS BY J. R. R. TOLKIEN; AND AT A GREAT PRICE! 

ARE YOU A TRUE TOLKIEN COLLECTOR? CONTACT ME! I'M ALSO SELLING TOLKIEN'S ORIGINAL FIREPLACE WHERE HE SAT REVISING MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE LORD OF THE RINGS! YEAH, IF YOU SIT IN FRONT OF IT WITH A CRACKLING FIRE AND READ THE LORD OF THE RINGS I'M PRETTY SURE YOU ARE ACTUALLY TRANSPORTED INTO THE BOOK!

On blind-stamped personal letterhead, this in the aftermath of the popularity of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy which forced him to move from his home in Oxford and begin engaging piracy [this letter referencing a well-known pirate edition in 1965], etc. It is a sadder, older and unfortunately 'wiser' Tolkien. 

"11th May, 1966.

Dear Mr. Walker,

I did receive the tape that you sent to me on 13th July, not the 3rd July, 1965. I regret not having acknowledged receipt, but it arrived just as I was becoming heavily involved in the business of combating 'piracy' in the United States, which occupied me most of the remainder of last year. I am afraid it has been wasted on me because I have not now got a recorded and am far too busy to deal with any such matters. If you think of going further with your settings, either making public use of your tapes or considering publication of the music please consult Messrs. Allen & Unwin, 40 Museum Street, w.c.1. I return your tape herewith with regrets that I am not able to make any proper return for your interest in my work.

Yours sincerely,
J. R. R. Tolkien."

A very similar letter by Tolkien, same year, similar content, and a TLS just sold at auction for just under $3,500. 


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