Smith of Wootton Major signed by J.R.R. Tolkien for nurse Susan Welham-Jones.
J.R.R. Tolkien. Published George Allen & Unwin, second impression published in 1967.
It was given to nurse Welham-Jones in 1968 when she was a nurse at the (Wingfield Hospital) Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre Oxford, where Tolkien had a hip replacement.
She remembered him as a lovely gentleman, very kind and courteous and a lovely experience to have been able to meet him and nurse him.
Inscribed in blue ink to the fly leaf "Nurse S. Welham-Jones from J.R.R. Tolkien".
No dustjacket as issued. Spine faded, ends slightly bumped and edges slightly rubbed.
Text block clean with some wrinkles to the pages.
The UK first edition was 1967, this is second printing from the same year.
Includes numerous b/w illustrations & 3-color cover by 'Narnia' artist Pauline Baynes. Modern first edition.
An exceptional fine autograph by J.R.R. Tolkien in a used copy of Smith of Wootton Major.
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