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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 12
RecipientAllen & Unwin
Date13 April 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

This letter to Allen & Unwin is dated 13 April 1937. 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