London: Allen & Unwin, 1981.
Paline Baynes. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #1993
Poems and Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1981 Contains The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son, On Fairy Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Smith of Wootton Major. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes, Tolkien's favorite illustrator. Bound in black buckram cloth with elaborate gilt stamped design to the front boards. Bright Gilt stamped author, title and publisher to the spine, blocked in single gilt ruled compartments. A beautiful copy of this De Luxe Edition published by Allen & Unwin in 1981, still protected by the original onion skin wrapper with a few minor tears and folded over edges. Housed in the original publishers box with label on the cover. No previous owner's names or markings whatsoever. The box is in near fine condition, no split corners, lightest soiling to the label. 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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