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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

Tolkien, J.R.R.

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ISBN 10: 039526801X / ISBN 13: 9780395268018
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A very handsome edition hard bound in publisher's illustrated paper covered boards.63 numbered pages. Niccely illustrated, Two corners gently rubbed. Amount to little. Insignificent. A very solid, tight, clean, complete copy with clean, bright and unmarked internals. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 064701

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Title: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Baynes, Pauline

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ Issued

Edition: 2nd Printing Stated

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Synopsis:

This revised and expanded edition of Tolkien's own Hobbit-inspired poetry includes previously unpublished poems and notes, and is beautifully illustrated by Narnia artist Pauline Baynes.`Here is something that no devotee of the Hobbit epic can afford to miss, while awaiting a further instalment of the history of these fascinating people - a selection [of verses] offered as an `interim report' to those interested in Hobbit-lore, and to any others who may find amusement in this mixed bag of old confections.'One of the most intriguing characters in The Lord of the Rings, the amusing and enigmatic Tom Bombadil, also appears in verses said to have been written by Hobbits and preserved in the `Red Book' with stories of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and their friends. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects these and other poems, mainly concerned with legends and jests of the Shire at the end of the Third Age.This special edition has been expanded to include earlier versions of some of Tolkien's poems, a fragment of a prose story with Tom Bombadil, and comprehensive notes by acclaimed Tolkien scholars Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond.

About the Author:

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.

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