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1973 Letter
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By Jlong

Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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This sentence seems particularly interesting if Tolkien was dictating this letter: "As far as I can see, there can be no more books about hobbits but of course hobbits will feature in this new book The Silmarillion."

What do you think Tolkien meant by "of course hobbits will feature in this new book The Silmarillion"?

Of course, it is also possible that Tolkien did not dictate this letter.
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Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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I'm baffled, my uncle kept it in his 1st edition silmarillion for years, its interesting as Tolkien died that year
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By Jlong

Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 8, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs (edited)
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Here is another per procurationem letter. Interestingly, it is also from 1973. I wonder if this was more common during the final years of Tolkien's life.

Also, note same misspelling. "havn't"

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Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 9, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Wow where did you find that
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Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 9, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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In both letters haven't is spelled as havn't. Never saw that before but English isn't my first language.


Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 9, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs (edited)
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Hi garm, its not as impressive as others on here but here is a photo.
My recent interest is in the 1991 Hardcover howe set and the 1992 hardcover illustrated set by Alan lee, I have them both and although I have two 1st edition sets, 1956-57 and 1965 the 1990s ones are my favorites.

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By laurel

Re: 1973 Letter

Jan 9, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Hi
Very good. Looks like your collection is coming along nicely. Like me you need some more book case space as well!
Favourites in your collection for me are The Hobbit Folio with the Eric Fraser illustrations. I know not the most expensive book but i do like his illustrations.
Keep up the good work :)
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