1976 – Tolkien and The Silmarillion – Tolkien Inscription, Tolkien Letters – Clyde S. Kilby – Harold Shaw Publishers

Hardcover: 89 pages
Publisher: Harold Shaw Publishers (1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0877888167
ISBN-13: 978-0877888161
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Tolkien and The Silmarillion is a book by Clyde S. Kilby, which describes Kilby’s interaction with J.R.R. Tolkien in the summer of 1964, and his reading of the manuscript of The Silmarillion, the first “outsider” to see it. Kilby also writes about Tolkien’s friendship with C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams.

The book includes an inscription written by Tolkien in a copy of Perelandra by C.S. Lewis. Also included are extracts from numerous letters (see Letter to Clyde S. Kilby (unknown date), Letter to Joan O. Falconer and Letter to Roger Verhulst (9 March 1966)) and references to conversations between Tolkien and Kilby.