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TCG Letter #25 / Carpenter Letter #22

J.R.R. Tolkien
C.A. Furth
4 February 1938
Autograph Letter Signed
Tolkien sends his publisher a copy of ‘A Long-expected Party’, the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings. He also encloses errata for The Hobbit found by a reader, and his son Christopher.

In the revised 2023 edition of Letters, a single sentence is restored, with Tolkien confirming that he has received the four copies of the Hobbit which he requested in Carpenter #21: Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Allen & Unwin Ltd. • 1 February 1938 (#24).
A photocopy of this letter was included in a 1987 press packet sent to a Blackwell's executive
Tolkien Life and Legend exhibition catalogue; item p. 57, 147 (complete letter reproduced).
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), p. 28, p. 435 (Carpenter note)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, p. 49, p. 618 (notas de Carpeneter)

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