TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (1892-1973). Autograph manuscript, headed ''The Lord of the Rings III,'' being late revisions to Return of the King, book six, chapter two, n.p. [spring 1955].

Note that the description says: "copy editors' markings in red, blue, black, and pencil". This is incorrect if the "copy editors" are meant not to include Tolkien himself. All the text is in Tolkien's hand, except the dark-blue-ink page and line indications, and the red initialed and dated note in the lower right-hand corner reading: "Corrected J[?] 10-6-55".

In other words, all the corrections and comments made in red ballpoint, black ballpoint, and pencil are in fact in Tolkien's hand.

Carl

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