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The Book of Lost Tales, Volume I

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

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The Book of Lost Tales, Volume I

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Vintage; 1980s
Very Good; wear to d/j
9" L x 5.8" W x 1" H

Why We Love This

The Book of Lost Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien. London: Guild Publishing, 1987. Book Club printing. Begun when he was only 25, this constitutes the first major work by Tolkien, in which he begins to imagine the whole history of Middle Earth. His belief that a culture could only be defined by its language that could in turn come from a history, led him to create a whole mythic past, from which The Lord of the Rings later derives.
As described by Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

About Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books is based in Manhattan, helping collectors to build unique libraries by finding and celebrating unusual works. Whether your interests lie in poetry, art history, first editions of modern classics, or getting hold of some favorite childhood book, this is the perfect way to rediscover the best books from the last 70 years. Unless indicated, almost all books are US or UK first editions and all defects are noted.