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    Tolkien and characters in "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," and "The Silmarillion"

    J. R. R. Tolkien Typed Letter Signed"J. R. R. Tolkien," one page, 8" x 10". Oxford, February 17, 1963. With original envelope (torn), 4.5" x 3.25", addressed to Miss Julie Cape, Newcastle upon Tyne. In full, "Thank you very much for your nice letter. I was very pleased that you wrote to tell me you enjoyed The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As for writing more about the same characters, I have written almost all there is to write about them. But I hope you will recognize some of the characters in another book I am busy writing, called The Silmarillion, which I hope will soon be finished. Please give my best wishes to your family and sister, it sounds as if I have many friends amongst them." There are two tiny holes in the blank areas where the horizontal and vertical folds meet. Tolkien, who died in 1973, never finished The Silmarillion. It was edited and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien, in 1977. The Silmarillion tells the history of the First Age of Middle-Earth, the world in which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are set. Tolkien is rare in any form. This magnificent letter, in fine condition, mentions all three of Tolkien's great works!

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