London: George Allen & Unwin, 1981.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2420
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, selected and edited by Humphrey Carpenter. Published by Allen & Unwin in 1981, this is the First UK Edition, First Printing stated. From the blurb, "Humphrey Carpenter, the author of the definitive biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, has selected the best of this rich collection of very personal writing, from a World War I love letter to his fiancée written from an army camp, to a jocular loving note to his daughter Priscilla a few days before his death. Each letter is supported by explanatory notes." The dustjacket is clean and bright, a slight bit of fading to the front panel, top inch or so, no fading to the spine, no tears or chips to the edges. The dustjacket shows only the most minor of rubbing, is not priced or clipped, and is in Near Fine condition. The book is also in Near Fine condition, with no previous owners names or writing. All pages are clean and bright, binding still tight. No foxing or any other faults noted. A lovely collection of letters offering an intimate glimpse into the mind of their author. Custom black leather slipcase with JRRT Monogram stamped to boards, provided to house this lovely book. 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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