Boston New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980. Maps. First American Edition. Boards. 8vo, black boards with gold lettering, profusely illustrated with B&W frontispiece map of Númenor an small Tolkien sketch (p.149), archival mylar-protected pictorial wrappers (unclipped) depicting characters looking at a distant red-topped mountain painted by Ted Nasmith, front map endpaper of Middle-Earth, [viii] + 472 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4635
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. UNFINISHED TALES collects many unknown and important stories about Middle-Earth.
He served as Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Pembroke College, Oxford, (1925-1945), and Merton Professor of English at Merton College, Oxford, (1945-1959). He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the famous literary discussion group known as the Inklings.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally! No remainder markings.