The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún
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Seller: sattlerbooks
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Rockville, Maryland, US
Ended May 24, 2021 10:00:11 PM
Category: Books & Magazines:Antiquarian & Collectible
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SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR by J. R. R. Tolkien illustrations by Pauline Baynes Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967 first edition, "First printing" so stated on the copyright page and also with the date "1967" on the title page cloth hardcover, 6-1/2" tall, [62] pages fine condition, in a slightly worn dustjacket that is slightly chipped at the spine ends, but still in very good condition in a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protector that I put on the dustjacket myself ================= from wikipedia: Smith of Wootton Major, first published in 1967, is a novella by J. R. R. Tolkien The book began as an attempt to explain the meaning of Faery by means of a story about a cook and his cake, and Tolkien originally thought to call it The Great Cake. It was intended to be part of a preface by Tolkien to George MacDonald's famous fairy story The Golden Key. Tolkien's story grew to become a tale in its own right. The story was first published on 9 November 1967. It was first published in the United States on 23 November 1967 in the Christmas edition of Redbook magazine, but without the illustrations by Pauline Baynes that appeared in the published book. Smith of Wootton Major is not connected to the Middle-earth legendarium, except by the thematic "Faery" motif of the traveler who journeys to a land that lies beyond the normal world and is usually beyond the reach of mortals.....
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