London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009. [Poetry] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.[viii]; 377. Publisher's brown cloth lettered in gold on spine, pictorial dust-jacket, photographic frontispiece. Internally clean and bright, slight wrinkle to upper spine-end, faint mark on back cover, cut in dust-jacket back cover. Near fine. This book is formed of two narrative poems, titled The New Lay of the Volsungs and The New lay of Gudrun, with notes added by Christopher Tolkien. The dust-jacket designs are taken from carvings on the doors of the church of Hylestad, in Norway. Item #51526
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