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Beastly Verse: Oliphaunt

Calico, 1989. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). The poem by Tolkien, illustrated by Hank Hilton. Small print-run, and now a very sought after book. Antiquarian: fine condition (small dents on the backboard).*

Bilbo's Last Song. UnwinHyman, 1990

1st edition

UnwinHyman, 1990. 1st Canadian edition. Hardback. The poem by Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings, illustrated in colour by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded).*

Bilbo's Last Song. Riverwood, 1990

1st edition

Riverwood, 1990. 1st Canadian edition. Hardback. The poem by Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings, illustrated in colour by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Bilbo's Last Song. 2002

Hutchinson, 2002. 3rd printing. Small hardback with the poem by Tolkien, illustrated in colour by Pauline Baynes.*

Bilbo's Last Song. Red Fox, 2012

While Bilbo embarks on his last journey to the West, his mind is cast back to his first big adventure, THE HOBBIT.

J.R.R TOLKIEN's beautiful poem is bought to life through Pauline Bayne's stunning illustrations. It's the perfect introduction to the epic fantasy series of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS for younger readers, and a real treat for all Tolkien fans.

Baynes' illustrations have been fully restored in this fantastic new edition. Paperback*

Tree and Leaf. George Allen & Unwin, 1974

Reset nineth impression. Hardback. Contains "On Fairy-Stories" and "Leaf by Niggle". Antiquarian: very good condition (spine a bit faded, small tear back dustjacket).*

Tree and Leaf. George Allen & Unwin, 1975

Reset tenth impression. Hardback. Contains "On Fairy-Stories" and "Leaf by Niggle". Antiquarian: very good condition (spine a bit faded, cover a bit dirty).*

Tree and Leaf/Smith/Homecoming Beorhtnoth. Unwin Paperbacks, 1979

Unwin Paperbacks, 1979. Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded).*

Tree and Leaf. Unwin Books, 1975

Paperback. Tenth impression. Cover by Tolkien. Contains "On Fairy-Stories" and "Leaf by Niggle". Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Tree and Leaf. UwninHyman, 1988

1st edition. Hardback. Containing Tree and Leaf and Mythoppoeia. Antiquarian: fine condition (spine dustjacket slightly faded).*

Tree and Leaf. HarperCollins, 2001

Green paperback with a tree design from Tolkien. Containing Tree and Leaf, Mythoppoeia and The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth.*

Tree and Leaf. HarperCollins, 2009

Paperback. Cover by Tolkien. Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, 'On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, 'Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem 'Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon.*

Leaf and Niggle. HarC, 2016

1st edition. Paperback. Cover by Iain Craig. Afterword by Tom Shippey.*

Farmer Giles of Ham. George Allen & Unwin, 1971

Eight impression. Hardback. Illustrated by Paulline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (price clipped, owner stickers on inside cover, some damage to the spine of the dustjacket).*

Farmer Giles of Ham. A&U, 1976

George Allen & Unwin, 1976. First printing of the reset, new format. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded).*

Farmer Giles of Ham. Unwin Paperbacks, 1990

1st edition thus. Paperback. Cover and illustrations by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Farmer Giles of Ham 50th Anniversary Edition (HoM)

HoughtonMifflin, 1999. Hardback. Reprint from the 1949 edition, together with an earlier version of the story (here published for the first time), with Tolkien's notes about a possible sequel. With an introduction by Tolkien scholars Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.*

Farmer Giles of Ham 50th Anniversary Edition (HarC)

HarperCollins, 1999. 1st editon thus. Hardback. Reprint from the 1949 edition, together with an earlier version of the story (here published for the first time), with Tolkien's notes about a possible sequel. With an introduction by Tolkien scholars Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded, bottom of the rear of the dustjacket wrinkled).*

Farmer Giles of Ham. HarC, 2014

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition thus. Hardback.

A commemorative golden anniversary edition of Tolkien’s classic book, including a new introduction, a map, a copy of Tolkien’s unpublished short story which he expanded for publication, his notes for an aborted sequel, and the original first edition illustrations by Pauline Baynes.*

Smith of Wootton Major. George Allen & Unwin, 1967

First edition

1st edition. Small hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Smith of Wootton Major. George Allen & Unwin, 1968

Third impression. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: fine condition (spine faded).*

Smith of Wootton Major. George Allen & Unwin, 1974

Seventh impression. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded, some marks on front).*

Smith of Wootton Major. George Allen & Unwin, 1975

1st edition of the second printing. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: good condition (rubbing along spine and edges of the book).*

Smith of Wootton Major. Unwin Paperbacks, 1983

1st edition of the second printing. Paperback. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Contains also Leaf by Niggle. Antiquarian: very good condition (rubbing along spine and edges of the book).*

Smith of Wootton Major. Unwin Paperback, 1991

Reprint. Paperback. Cover and illustrations by Roger Garland. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Smith of Wootton Major/Farmer Giles of Ham. Ballantine, 1970

Ballantine, 3th printing. Paperback. Cover and illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

Smith of Wootton Major/Farmer Giles of Ham. Ballantine, 1976

Ballantine, 14th printing. Pocket. Cover by brothers Hildebrandt. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition*

Smith of Wootton Major/Farmer Giles of Ham. Ballantine, 1991

Ballantine, 30th printing. Pocket. Cover by brothers Hildebrandt. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Antiquarian: very good condition*

Smith of Wootton Major/Farmer Giles of Ham. Ballantine

Ballantine, 44th printing. Pocket. Cover by Sergio Martinez. Illustrated by Pauline Baynes.*

Smith of Wootton Major. HarC, 2005

HarperCollins. 1st edition thus. Hardback. Illustrated.

Now, almost 50 years on, this enchanting tale of a wanderer who finds his way into the perilous realm of Faery is being published once again as a pocket hardback. Contained here are many intriguing links to the world of Middle-earth, as well as to Tolkien’s other tales, and this new edition is enhanced with a facsimile of the illustrated first edition, a manuscript of Tolkien’s early draft of the story, notes and an alternate ending, and a lengthy essay on the nature of Faery.*

 

Verlyn Flieger (ed.), On Fairy-stories

Expanded edition, with commentary and notes

HarperCollins, 2008. 1st edition. Hardback.

A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text. J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-stories" is his most-studied and most-quoted essay, an exemplary personal statement of his views on the role of imagination in literature, and an intellectual tour de force vital for understanding Tolkien's achievement in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. "On Fairy-stories" comprises about 18,000 words. What is little-known is that when Tolkien expanded the essay in 1943, he wrote many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself. These passages contain important elaborations of his views on other writers, and their publication represents a significant addition to Tolkien studies.Included in this new critical study of the work are: / An introductory essay setting the stage for Tolkien's 1939 lecture (the origin of the essay) and placing it within a historical context.*

Verlyn Flieger (ed.), On Fairy-stories (paperback)

Expanded edition, with commentary and notes

HarperCollins, 2014. 1st edition as paperback.

A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text. J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-stories" is his most-studied and most-quoted essay, an exemplary personal statement of his views on the role of imagination in literature, and an intellectual tour de force vital for understanding Tolkien's achievement in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. "On Fairy-stories" comprises about 18,000 words. What is little-known is that when Tolkien expanded the essay in 1943, he wrote many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself. These passages contain important elaborations of his views on other writers, and their publication represents a significant addition to Tolkien studies.Included in this new critical study of the work are: / An introductory essay setting the stage for Tolkien's 1939 lecture (the origin of the essay) and placing it within a historical context.*

The Father Christmas Letters. George Allen & Unwin, 1976

First edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Father Christmas Letters. George Allen & Unwin, reprint

Second edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Father Christmas Letters. Unwin Paperbacks, 1978

1st edition as paperback. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

The Father Christmas Letters. HarC, 1993

HarperCollins, 1993. 1st edition thus. Paperback with a selection of the letters Tolkien send at Christmas time to his childeren. Illustrated by Tolkien. Antiquarian: fine condition.*

Letters from Father Christmas. HarC, 1995

Collins Childrens Books. 1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) with the letters in envelopes. With a few letters not published before. Antiquarian: as new.*

Letters from Father Christmas. HarperCollins, 1999

HarperCollins, 1999. 1st edition of this revised, expanded edition. Hardback.*

Letters from Father Christmas. HoughtonMifflin, 1999

HoughtonMifflin, 1999. Revised, expanded edition. Hardback.*

Letters from Father Christmas. HoughtonMifflin, 2004

1st edition thus. Paperback. With a few letters not published before.*