London: Allen & Unwin, 1983.
First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2099
The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published in 1983 by George Allen & Unwin, the First UK Edition and First Printing. A Near Fine book, with unmarked boards, no bumped corners, with no previous owners name, no other writing or marks noted. The dustjacket is in Near Fine condition, with no fading to the spine, minor rubbing and no wear to the edges. This book is comprised of a number of essays, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, on philological and philosophical subjects. They were presented as formal lectures and some have appeared in scholarly journals. From the blurb, 'a lively and challenging collection of pieces dealing for the most part with medieval literature but including such topics as the invention of languages (his "secret vice"), the justification of fairy stories, and the tandem development of the English and Welsh languages. The book closes with Tolkiens's farewell to professorship five years after the publication of The Lord of the Rings.' Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. A custom blue leather slipcase, felt lined with a ribbon pull, and stamped with the Tolkien Monogram to front and rear boards of the case, is provided to house and protect this wonderful book. 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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