London: TED SMART / HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001. J. R. R. Tolkien. Reset English Edition: 1995; Illustrations 1998; First Printing of this edition. Pictorial boards. Small 8 (8" x 5 1/2"), pictorial boards depicting Smaug-the-dragon atop a heap of jewels, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) repeating the cover illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien, profusely illustrated with B&W chapter heading & 2 double-spread maps, [1-8], 9-400 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #3031
John R. R. Tolkien, CBE FRSL (1892 – 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings.
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally and externally! Title page lightly creased upper right corner.