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TOLKIEN, J. R. R.

Farmer Giles of Ham....

[black letter:] Aegidii Ahenobarbi Julii Agricole de Hammo Domini de Domito Aule Draconarie Comitis Regni Minimi Regis et Basilea mira facinora et mirabilis exortus [roman:] in the vulgar tongue The Rise and Wonderful Adventures of Farmer Giles, Lord of Tame, Count of Worminghall and King of the Little Kingdom.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1949

Stock Code: 132317

£375
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, first impression, of Tolkien's comic mediaeval fable, set in a mythic Great Britain.

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Description

Octavo. Original pale orange cloth, blue lettered spine, dragon illustration on front cover in blue, top edge blue, patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Two-colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout by Pauline Baynes.

Condition

Neat ownership inscription to head of front free endpaper. Spine and board edges lightly faded, tiny pinhole to foot of front board, minor bumps to spine ends and tips, a couple of marks to book block edges, margins, and endpapers; a very good copy indeed in the faintly soiled jacket, a couple of closed tears to head of front panel, spine and rear flap fold, another to foot of rear panel, tiny chips to spine ends.

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