London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2011. J. R. R. Tolkien. Fifth edition reset 1995 / 75th Anniversary Edition. Cloth. 16mo (6 1/4" x 4 1/2"), green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, Preface by Christopher Tolkien, as Afterword by J.R.R. Tolkien: the first chapter of The Lord of the Rings, with 8 B&W full page illustrations, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting J.R.R. Tolkien's own multi-colored design of the long road through the forest to the Lonely Mountain with sky-born evil dragon and good eagles, map endpapers, type is smaller in keeping with size of book, xvii + 300 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #3032
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! Traces of rubbing to the extremities of the dust jacket.