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A custom Full Leather Clamshell Case to house your set of J.R.R. Tolkiens, The Lord of the Rings #000636 - A one page handwritten letter and hand addressed envelope from J.R.R Tolkien to Donald Wollheim, Editor for Ace Books - sold
Also included in this offer is a Custom Dark Green Leather and Hand Marbled Paper Folder with mylar page holder to house the letter.

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A one page hand written letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, with hand addressed envelope.  


Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) hand written letter and envelope to Mr. Donald A. Wollheim (Editor for Ace Books), Ace Books, Inc. 1120 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, USA. on his embossed 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford stationary.  VIA AIR MAIL

Envelope hand addressed and canceled from Oxford on Feb 20, 1966,
 
The note reads:
February 10th, 1966

Dear Mr. Wollheim,

I regret the delay in replying to your letter of Jan 27th.  I have been away from home - I was am an advance victim of the influenza epidemic now widespread in this country. Thanks for your expressions of esteem,

Yours Sincerely
J.R.R. Tolkien.
 
Enclosed:  two copies of the proposed agreement, signed.  Also a copy of an 'agreed statement' which I will send out as soon as I hear that it is acceptable. JRRT.
 
 
Also included in this offer is a Custom Dark Green Leather and Hand Marbled Paper Folder with mylar page holder to house the letter.
Gilt stamped to cover with the JRRT Monogram and a single gilt rule,  both inside and out, a beautiful presentation, to preserve this historic document.  

The Editor for Ace Books, Donald Wollheim, also collected (and are included) a number of newspaper articles, interoffice communications, a Ballantine Books Christmas Card with the Remington Triptych Artwork on the front, and numerous copies of other publications and articles relating to the 'War for Middle Earth' between Ace Books and Ballantine Books over Ace's publication of The Lord of the Rings in paperback.

A historic and illuminating collection for the discriminating Tolkien Collector.
 
Digital photo's available, inquire if interested.

Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions.

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