Lot 183
  • 183

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel

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Autograph letter signed ("Ronald Tolkien"), 2 pages (7 x 5 1/4 in.; 178 x 134 mm), Oxford, 10 August 1952, on his Oxford letterhead stationery, to "Mrs. Sayer" (presumably Dorothy)

Catalogue Note

"i resemble a hobbit at any rate in being moderately and cheerfully domesticated, though no cook."  Tolkien eagerly looks forward to visiting the recipient, who evidently has been reading a draft of the first part of Lord of the Rings. The author hopes that Mrs. Sayer will enjoy the second half as much as the first. a handsome letter on an important subject.