A tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom.
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J.R.R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own.Review:
'A fabulous tale of the days when giants and dragons walked the kingdom' Sunday Times
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Roger Garland (illustrator). Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is the UK 1990 Reset New Edition (Reprinted 1991) with Illustrations by Roger Garland. Dustjacket retains original price of £9.99. Condition-Wise, the only point of note is that the Pages have browned slightly with age (This is due to the fact that this Editiion was issued with the Sheets of the Paperback Edition). Barcode Label to Rear of Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000161
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The free end page has been removed. Darkened tan to the page edges. Good reading copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0004167129