London: Burns & Oates, 1955.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2418
Rendered into Modern English and Edited by M.B. Salu, this is Ancrene Riwle, (The Corpus MS.: Ancrene Wisse) with a preface by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Burns & Oates in 1955, this is the 1st impression. With an Introduction and Apendix by Dom Gerard Sitwell. Tolkien was formally engaged by the Early English Text Society in 1935 to edit the manuscript for publication, but owing to endless delays, it was not published until 1962. The bulk of this book consists of a line-by-line transcription of the text, by M.B. Salu, along with extensive footnotes. In Near Fine condition, with the original Near Fine dustwrapper. Previous owners name and date neatly to front free endpaper, no other writing or annotations, unmarked throughout the book. Sewn binding is in perfect condition. No pages torn, creased, or discolored. No wear or fading on the covers or spine, gilt is clean and bright, untarnished. A fabulous copy for the Tolkien Collector, hard to match this Near Fine condition.
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