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Tolkien - Typed Letter Signed - RR Auction #527
- RR Auction #527
- May 2018
- Final price including buyer's premium: $3,327.10
TLS, one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, May 9, 1967. Letter of thanks to British Ambassador Oscar Morland at The High Hall. In full: "Thank you very much for the typed copies of your indexes. I think it is a very generous gift. It will probably be of considerable use to me when I have time to turn to the correction and improvement of the index provided in the revised edition of The Lord of the Rings published last year. It is the only index material I have received that takes in the Appendices, and these references will save me a lot of time. Thank you also for telling me of the pleasure you and your family have found in my works." In fine condition, with intersecting folds, a file hole to top left, and scattered light creasing. This revised edition was a direct result of the Ace Books debacle, when editor Donald A. Wollheim published an unauthorized edition after discovering that Houghton Mifflin had neglected to copyright the first one. After a passionate upheaval from a legion of devoted fans, Ace Books withdrew the edition, and Tolkien published a revised and irrefutably copyrighted second edition in 1965.
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