Beren and Lúthien
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Seller: 3in!
100.0% positive
Bass Lake, California, US
Ended Jun 7, 2015 9:10:44 PM
Category: Books:Textbooks, Education
[14 Bids]
Buyer: t***u (981)
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Up for sale is a hardback copy of the 1st American edition, 1st printing of The Monsters and the Critics & Other Essays (1984). According to Hammond’s Tolkien Bibliography, there were “4,000 copies printed.” The book is in very good condition; it appears to have never been read. The book is slightly cocked, the corners are slightly rubbed and bumped, and there’s a few mild scuffs to the cover. The dust jacket contains small tears and chips, especially along the edges (see picture). The dust jacket is protected in a Mylar book jacket cover. The seven essays by Tolkien assembled in this hardback edition were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions; and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien’s work in medieval literature, they are accessible to all. Two of them are concerned with Beowulf, including the well-known lecture whose title is taken for this book, and one with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, given at the University of Glasgow in 1953. Also included in this volume is the lecture “English and Welsh”; the Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford in 1959; and a paper on Invented Languages delivered in 1931, with exemplification from poems in the Elvish tongues. Most famous of all is “On Fairy-stories,” a discussion of the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy, which gives insight into Tolkien’s approach to the whole genre. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE On Jun-03-15 at 23:15:27 PDT, seller added the following information: I'll definitely combine shipping. I'll send you an invoice at the end of the auction with the total for all items including shipping.
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