TOLKIEN, J.R.R. 1892-1973.
Typed Letter Signed ("JRR Tolkien."), 1 p, 4to, Oxford, April 17, 1967, on letterhead, to J.D. Gilbert, with 5 words of amendment in manuscript, fold through lower loop of "J" in signature, light creasing.
Tolkien recommends one of his essays, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth and observes: "I think one of the reasons why books read in childhood lose their charm later is that many of them are very ill-written, and this fault is not (consciously) noted by the uncritical and inexperienced reader."