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Letter 12

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.

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Tolkien enclosed a draft of the dust cover for The Hobbit and discussed its reduction for publication. The drawing contained a runic inscription which he transcribed thus:

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