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Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major

Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

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Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major
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Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major
Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major

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Era:
Vintage; 1970s
Condition:
Very Good; slight wear
Materials:
hardcover
Size:
9" L x 5.75" W x 0.7" H

Why We Love This

Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien. London: Allen & Unwin. 1975, first printing of illustrated edition, thus. A very good copy of the first printing of a second edition, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, who worked on other Tolkien titles, and the Narnia books. (Original book was smaller format, 1967.) Tolkien parodies a medieval saga, with overtones of Bilbo Baggins in Smith, who does not fit into his small village. Hardcover, issued without jacket, with slight wear to edges.
As described by Christopher de Lotbinière's Rare Books

Why We Love This

Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R. Tolkien. London: Allen & Unwin. 1975, first printing of illustrated edition, thus. A very good copy of the first printing of a second edition, illustrated by Pauline Baynes, who worked on other Tolkien titles, and the Narnia books. (Original book was smaller format, 1967.) Tolkien parodies a medieval saga, with overtones of Bilbo Baggins in Smith, who does not fit into his small village. Hardcover, issued without jacket, with slight wear to edges.

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.