W.B. Crouch 28 December 1971
- Publication: None.
- Description: One page, printed heading, handwritten signed letter, 8vo, c/o George Allen & Unwin.
From the auction
Autograph letter signed ("J.R.R. Tolkien"), to W.B. Crouch of the Southern Cigar Co., Canford Cliffs, Poole, apologising for breaking in on him so abruptly on Monday: "I was in great haste and also distress. I wish now to assure you that, I have much appreciated your kindness and courtesy, and wish you all success. I am very sorry to cease dealing with your delightful shop, and I hope to call on you if ever I am in Canford Cliffs again" and adding that the Sunday Times will contain a large picture of him on 2 January in anticipation of his birthday. [...] Tolkien celebrated his eightieth birthday on 3 January 1972, extracts of an interview with him appearing in the Sunday Times Colour Section the day before.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Lot No: 220, Sale 20135 - Books, Maps and Manuscripts, 27 Mar 2012 London, Knightsbridge" , Bonhams.com (accessed 19 March 2012)