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First Edition. Octavo, original black cloth titled and ruled in gold on spine panel, front panel

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Seller notes: First Edition. Octavo, original black cloth titled and ruled in gold on spine panel, front panel blocked with a design by Tolkien in gold and green, black & white 'marbled' endpapers, page edges speckled green. 342 pp, illustrated throughout with full-page plates, line drawings to the text and double-page section dividers, all in black, grey and orange, by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued, in the original publishers box with printed paper label and protective tissue wrap. The box is in near-fine condition, being just slightly rubbed on the paper label but with no wear or splitting; the original protective tissue wrap has a few very small tears and a small piece of old tape. An excellent copy.
Binding:

Hardcover

Origin:

English

Subject:

Literature & Fiction

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United Kingdom

Topic:

Fantasy

Year Printed:

1980

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1st Edition, Illustrated

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J.R.R. Tolkien
 
POEMS AND STORIES
First Edition, Deluxe Boxed Edition
1980
 
 







TOLKIEN, J.R.R. [John Ronald Reuel].
 
POEMS AND STORIES. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Deluxe First Edition.
 
Place Published: London
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin.
Date Published: [1980].
Edition: De Luxe First Edition.
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine in a Near Fine Publisher's Box
Book Id: 308993
 
Description:
 
First Edition. Octavo, original black cloth titled and ruled in gold on spine panel, front panel blocked with a design by Tolkien in gold and green, black & white 'marbled' endpapers, page edges speckled green. 342 pp, illustrated throughout with full-page plates, line drawings to the text and double-page section dividers, all in black, grey and orange, by Pauline Baynes. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued, in the original publishers box with printed paper label and protective tissue wrap. The box is in near-fine condition, being just slightly rubbed on the paper label but with no wear or splitting; the original protective tissue wrap has a few very small tears and a small piece of old tape. An excellent copy.
 
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¶ The First Edition of this collection, done to match the Deluxe Boxed Editions of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. The cover decoration is Tolkien's drawing of 'The Tree of Amalion'. Collects 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son', 'On Fairy-Stories', 'Leaf by Niggle', 'Farmer Giles of Hma', and 'Smith of Wooton Major'. Most of Pauline Baynes illustrations appear here coloured for the first time.
 
 

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