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Tolkien - Typed Letter Signed - RR Auction #514

  • RR Auction #514
  • December 2017
  • Final price including buyer's premium: $3,327.10
TLS, one page, 8 x 10, April 16, 1962. Written from his home in Headington, Oxford, a letter to Miriam Hirsch. In full: “I am very sorry that my answer to your letter has been so long delayed. Thank you very much for writing to me. I am very pleased to hear that my works have given pleasure but I hope you will excuse me from writing more now. I am very busy and have little time to spare if I am ever to put ready for publication the sequel to The Lord of the Rings which I am being pressed to produce.” Archivally matted and framed with a photo of Tolkien in the woods to an overall size of 13.75 x 21. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Tolkien made several attempts at a sequel for The Lord of the Rings, all of which were quickly abandoned by the author. His most notable attempt was The New Shadow, set approximately 100 years after the fall of the Dark Tower.
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