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TCG Letter #654 / Carpenter Letter #281

J.R.R. Tolkien
Rayner Unwin
15 December 1965
Tolkien writes about a new UK paperback edition of The Hobbit. He comments on replacing the note explaining Bilbo's changed story and the two Thrains with some answers to frequently asked questions. He suggests a small change to the map to mark the ruined bridge at the first great bend of the river. He notes that the pictures in the Japanese Hobbit he has just received are "in many ways astonishing".

Additional details from this letter appear in Chronology. He asks that a Pauline Baynes illustrated edition be sent to Hugh Brogan, who has been a fan since he was a young boy and is now "a don at St John's College, Cambridge". He asks Rayner to drop "professor" from his name and use Tolkien more informally.

The original letter is in the Tolkien-George Allen & Unwin archives, HarperCollins.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 364-66, p. 452 (Carpenter notes)
The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide - Chronology (2017), pp. 682-3, see also p. 843 (entry for '1936').
J.R.R. Tolkien A Descriptive Bibliography, A2h (quoted from), p. 39; Di1, p. 350
Craig A. Boyd, "Nolo Heroizari: Tolkien and Aquinas on the Humble Journey of Master Samwise" in Christianity & Literature 2019, Vol. 68(4), p. 618
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 519-20, p. 645 (notas de Carpenter)
J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, pp. 49-50 (see item 111)

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