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TCG Letter #1872

C.A. Furth (GA&U)
J.R.R. Tolkien
11 May 1937
C. A. Furth informs Tolkien that a US publisher is interested in publishing The Hobbit and they would like to add four colour illustrations to the book. They have suggested a good American artist for the work but GA&U feel that it would be better if all of the artwork was from Tolkien's hand. He recalls seeing some more artwork when he visited Tolkien.Noted by Hammond/Scull as "presumably from his visit of 27 Fenruary".[1] He asks Tolkien to send five or six of them and GA&U will forward them onto the American publisher.

This letter is held at the Tolkien–George Allen & Unwin archive, at HarperCollins.

1 Noted by Hammond/Scull as "presumably from his visit of 27 Fenruary". ↩
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J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, pp. 47-8 (see items 100-4 for more details on Houghton Mifflin's interest in The Hobbit and their desire to have it adorned with colour illustrations)

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