A volume of songs, rhymes and poems from "The Red Book". They tell of Tom's encounters with Goldberry, with Old Man Willow, who tries to trap Tom inside his trunk, with the Badger-folk, and with the ghostly Barrow-wight, as well as with a princess, trolls, dwarves and legendary beasts.
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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.Review:
`Professor Tolkien revealed in the verses scattered through The Hobbit that he had a talent for songs, riddling rhymes, and a kind of balladry. In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil the talent can be seen to be close to genius.'LISTENER
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Book Description Unwin Hyman, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Roger Garland (illustrator). First Edition Thus. UK 1990 Reset New Edition (Hardcover Edition) with Illustrations by Roger Garland. Dustjacket retains original price of £8.99. Condition-Wise, the only points of note is that the Pages are quite browned with aged (This is due to the fact that this Editiion was issued with the Sheets of the Paperback Edition) and there is a small crease beside the printed price on the left inside flap of the dustjacket. See attached photos. Scarce Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000243