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TCG Letter #15 / Carpenter Letter #15

J.R.R. Tolkien
C.A. Furth (Allen & Unwin)
31 August 1937
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien sends the last two colour drawings for the American edition of The Hobbit and asks GA&U to send it on to Houghton Mifflin. he also asks about a fee, no matter how small would help him out.

He also encloses comments on the dustjacket flap copy for The Hobbit including errors and includes a revised version of the blurb.

The 2023 Revised edition of Letters adds three sentences at the end where Tolkien tries to ease the blow of critiquing Furth's drafted dust-jacket blurb.
Related Letters
A photocopy of this letter (but not the dustjacket commentary) was included in a 1987 press packet sent to a Blackwell's executive
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 19-22, p. 435 (Carpenter notes)
J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography, A2a (brief mention), p. 15; A2b (quoted from), p. 20; Di1, p. 350
The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Updated, pp. 11-12, p. 25n23, p. 271
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 34-7, p. 617 (notas de Carpenter)
The History of the Hobbit: One Volume Edition, p. 890 (see entry for 'GSG' [George S. Gordon])
The Annotated Hobbit (1988), pp. 2-3, p. 227

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