FARMER GILES OF HAM - INSCRIBED BY PAULINE BAYNES

Tolkien, J.R.R. (story); Baynes, Pauline Diana (illustrations)

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Place Published: London
Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Ltd.
Date Published: 1949
Edition: First UK Edition
Book Id: 2228

Description

First Impression, one of 4,500 copies. Octavo (20.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; 78, [2]pp; illus. With a contemporary inscription by the illustrator on the title page: "For _____ White / Pauline Diana Baynes. '50." Hint of a forward lean, topstain faded, with a few spots of foxing to right edge of textblock; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s. net), with some pinpoint wear to extremities and mild rubbing to rear panel; a bright, Near Fine example.

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Tolkien's second major work of fiction, following The Hobbit. With a handsome, contemporary inscription by Baynes, who would go on to illustrate a half-dozen other works by Tolkien. Hammond A4a.


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