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Letter 12

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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
This letter to [[Allen and Unwin|Allen & Unwin]] is dated [[1937#April|13 April 1937]]. Tolkien encloses a draft of the dust cover for ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and discusses its reduction for publication. The drawing contains a [[Runes|runic]] inscription which he transcribes thus:
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Tolkien encloses a draft of the dust cover for ''[[The Hobbit]]'' and discusses its reduction for publication. The drawing contains a [[Runes|runic]] inscription which he transcribes thus:
 
{{blockquote|The Hobbit or There and Back Again, being the record of a year's journey made by Biblo Baggins; compiled from his memoirs by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by George Allen & Unwin}}
 
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Revision as of 06:05, 4 May 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 12
RecipientAllen & Unwin
DateApril 13, 1937
Subject(s)The Hobbit

Letter 12 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

Tolkien encloses a draft of the dust cover for The Hobbit and discusses its reduction for publication. The drawing contains a runic inscription which he transcribes thus:

The Hobbit or There and Back Again, being the record of a year's journey made by Biblo Baggins; compiled from his memoirs by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by George Allen & Unwin