Poems and Stories.

  • Tolkien, J.R.R.
  • London: George Allen & Unwin 1980
  • Hammond & Anderson A16.


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FIRST DELUXE EDITION, 8vo, pp. 342, [2]. Original black cloth, spine blocked in gilt, front board blocked in gilt and green, in original black card box with printed label to top. Box a little rubbed and split to one corner, some pencil notes to label.


The first collection of these earlier shorter works, including The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son, On Fairy-Stories, Leaf by Niggle, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Smith of Wootton Major. The entire edition was in this 'De Luxe' format, matching the india-paper Lord of the Rings and Hobbit. Hammond & Anderson note that 'some copies' were issued with a blank tissue-jacket, though one is not present here.

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