Nobody regrets the delay in issuing The Silmarillion and other related works more than I do. I have, however, had an overwhelming number of obstacles to cope with, the chief of which has been the trouble arising in early 1965 in U. I have already considered the idea that you mention of publishing some (of the) [inserted by Tolkien by hand] work in parts and getting out something before the whole is put in order. I will do my best.
Please give my best wishes to Elizabeth Goudge and thank her for her kind words. In near fine condition, with a diagonal crease to the lower blank area.
Two central folds to fit an envelope. Ink of the signature unfaded, clear and unblemished. Accompanied by a cc of the original letter from Hooton to Tolkien in which Hooton enquires about the progress on the Silmarillion, expresses his admiration, and mentions how Hooton introduced Tolkiens work to Elizabeth Goudge, a children books writer herself who won the Carnegie Medal for The Little White Horse in 1946.
A referenced response letter to Hooton from the George Allen & Unwin publishing company, typed and signed by Rayner Unwin , Tolkiens publisher, and son of the publication house founder Sir Stanley Unwin. JRR Tolkien died at the age of 81 on September 2, 1973, some four years before The Silmarillion would eventually be published.
Due to its unfinished nature, the complex work was edited and published posthumously by his son, Christopher Tolkien, with the assistance of Canadian fantasy writer Guy Gavriel Kay. The Silmarillion is comprised of five parts and describes the universe of Eä, the homeworld of Valinor, Beleriand, Númenor, and Middle-earth, within which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place. In short, a gorgeous set of books accompanied with an interesting letter written and signed by Tolkien with excellent provenance. The item "JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, UK first editions with great signed letter" is in sale since Sunday, May 24, 2020.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "firstandfine" and is located in Birmingham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada.