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    Sale 1083

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts

    24 May 2002, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 411

    TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to Nancy Smith. Oxford, 30 May 1966. One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.

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    TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Typed letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to Nancy Smith. Oxford, 30 May 1966. One page, 4to, on embossed stationery.

    Smith had written to Tolkien asking for .... Tolkien responds with a critique of Ford Madox Ford: "I never in fact met Ford Madox Ford, nor, until quite recently, had I ever read a line that he wrote. I must admit that I am too much engaged with my own construction to be fair to other authors, but towards Ford Madox Ford I felt a quite exceptional distaste."


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF NANCY R. SMITH