London: George Allen and Unwin, 1980. [Short Stories and Essays] DELUXE FIRST EDITION THUS. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.342; . With frequent chromolithographic illustrations by Pauline Baynes. Publisher's deluxe blue-black cloth with gilt titles to spine and a gilt and green illustration to upper board. Grey patterned endpapers; all edges flecked blue. Presented in the original black paper-covered box with cream paper title label, original tracing paper wrapper within (with two tiny nicks). Very slight wear to box else a remarkably fine, unused copy. Outstanding condition. A collection of Tolkien's short works, comprising: 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil'; 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son'; 'On Fairy-Stories'; 'Leaf by Niggle'; 'Farmer Giles of Ham', and 'Smith of Wootton Major'. Item #53822
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