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.
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 1981. Housed in the original publishers box with label on the cover. No previous owner's names or markings whatsoever.
The box is in very nice shape, clean label with no soiling, still has the original tissue paper to cover the book. No bumped or split corners, has protected the book well for many years.
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