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Letter 12
Date April 13 1937
Recipient Allen & Unwin
Important Notes

Letter 12 is the twelfth letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Tolkien had encased a draft of the dust spread for The Hobbit and examined its decrease for distribution on the novel. The drawing contained a runic engraving which he interpreted it as:

"The Hobbit or There and Back Again, being the record of a year's journey made by Bilbo Baggins; compiled from his memoirs by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by George Allen & Unwin"

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