London: Harper Collins, 2019.
J.R.R. Tolkien. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. As New / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2180
Letters From Father Christmas, the UK Deluxe Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in 2019, matches in style and design the earlier Deluxe Editions issued by Harper Collins. This is the 1st printing/impression of this new edition released just in time for the Christmas Season in 2019. "Features a colour frontispiece showcasing each of the North Pole stamps that accompanied the letter from Father Christmas" "All of the paintings, drawings, letters and envelopes sent by Father Christmas reproduced in full colour, including some appearing here for the very first time." "Quarter-bound with white boards, stamped in silver foil and illustrated with Tolkien's own pictures of Father Christmas and Polar Bear." The book is housed in a matching publishers custom built illustrated slipcase, which is presented with a facsimile of one of the North Pole stamps" "Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat." 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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