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(did you mean Carpenter's Letter #134?)

TCG Letter #134

J.R.R. Tolkien
Pauline Baynes
4 June 1949
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien replies stating he is very pleased at the illustrations for Farmer Giles of Ham. He says that after seeing the images, his friends, "very justly", said that "they had reduced the text to a commentary on the pictures".

Tolkien feels the reproductions have cost the images, given the size is so small but even though they are reduced in size, they make the text much more interesting. He hopes soon to have a much larger work published, that work, The Lord of the Rings is being typed.

Excerpts from the letter have been published in Sotheby's Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts 13 December 2001 and on the web site of Sotheby's (no longer online). Another publication of an excerpt was in the article 'The greatest letters ever written' on June 27, 2007 (in the online edition of The Independent), and in Christie's The Albin Schram Collection of Autograph Letters.

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