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Letter 273

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 273
RecipientNan C. Scott
Date21 July 1965
Subject(s)Ace Books

Letter 273 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Mrs. Scott was on a campaign against Ace Books, who had produced a pirate edition of The Lord of the Rings in the United States. Tolkien thanked her, because he didn't have time to fight pirate editions himself, and informed her that he was in negotiations with Ballantine Books about an authorized paperback, to be released in the US.