Editors: Richard C. West and James B. Robinson
Art Editor: Ivor A. Rogers
First printing in plain green cover. The 4th printing (1968) had
cover illustrations by Laura Haglund: the front cover was called "Niggle
-- by Leaf" while the back cover was untitled but depicted three hobbits.
(editorial) (pp. i-iii)
- "Return of the
King" (poem) -- Janet Boatner (p. 1)
- "Tolkien in the Letters
of C. S. Lewis" -- Richard C. West (pp. 2-16)
- "The Wizard and History:
Saruman's Vision of a New Order" -- James Robinson (pp. 17-23)
- "Music To Read Tolkien
By: Tunes for Two Poems" -- Deborah Webster (p. 24) [musical settings
for "The Elves Welcome the 14 to Rivendell" and "Lay of
Beren and Luthien"]
- "The Interlace and Professor
Tolkien: Medieval Narrative Technique in The Lord of the Rings"
-- R. C. West (pp. 26-47) [a revised version of this essay was later
published in A Tolkien Compass, ed. Jared Lobdell]
- "The Picnic"
(parody) -- Paulette Carroll (p. 50)
- "An Annotated
Bibliography of Tolkien Criticism" -- Richard West (pp. 51-90)