London: Allen & Unwin, 1980.
Paline Baynes. First Thus. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good Plus / No Jacket, as Issued. Item #2313
Poems and Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 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, and a number of other short stories and poems. 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 1980. The boards show a few minor marks or damp stains to the shiny buckram boards, does not effect the gilt stamping. No previous owners name or any other writing in the book. Housed in a custom black leather slipcase with the same Tree stamped in gold to one side, the JRRT Monogram to the other panel. No previous owner's names or markings whatsoever. 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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