Timothy J. Wheeler 20 October 1965
- Authenticity: High
- Publication: None. A photo and transcription of the letter was posted on the web site Tolkien Library, maintained by Pieter Collier.
Dear Mr. Wheeler,
Thank you for your interest and support. Ballantine Books is about to bring out a paper-back edition revised by myself. This should make it worth the few cents difference in price, of which I shall receive about one third.
With kind regards, Yours sincerely, JRR Tolkien
P.S. It must be noted that Ace Books are acting legally, whether morally or not, and purchasers of their edition have no claim in law to a return of money.