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SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR ~ JRR TOLKIEN ~ HC ~ 1967 ~ BOOK CLUB EDITION

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Condition:
Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to ... Read moreabout the condition
Subject:

Tolkien

Format:

Hardcover

Special Attributes:

Illustrated, Book Club Edition

Category:

Fantasy

Publication Year:

1976

Country of Manufacture:

United States

Language:

English

SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR

by J.R.R. Tolkien


ILLUSTRATED by PAULINE BAYNES

BOOK CLUB EDITION

This picture is for reference only and not of the physical item being sold although the covers and content are the same. Please see physical description below...

Perhaps the greatest of all fantasy writers, JRR Tolkien is revered for his immortal classics, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Yet the captivating charm of Tolkien's imagination shines through as well in his shorter tales. Presented here is one such Tolkien gem, SMITH OF WOOTTON MAJOR

    Once every twenty-four years, the villagers of Wootton Major celebrate the Feast of Good Children. For that occasion the Master Cook bakes a very special cake, to be enjoyed by twenty-four especially good children. One year, the Master Cook's young apprentice secretes a little silver star among the trinkets baked into the cake. The star is unwittingly swallowed by the smith's son - but rather than harm him, it grants him some very special privileges. As he grows up, the star leads the Smith into the land of Faery, a place both beautiful and frightening, where he learns the value of the gift...and the reason why, at last, he cannot keep it.

This is illustrated by Pauline Baynes. Quite rare, Smith of Wootton Major is almost always found coupled with one or two other Tolkien tales, but Tolkien purists covet this edition as the real deal. A physical description follows...

I KNOW I am charging a small premium for this book, but rarely will you see a copy from 37 years ago offered in this or ANY condition for that matter. It is a truly collectible copy and frankly, it is worth what I am asking for it!

This is one of many unusual editions I have listed this week along with the other dozens of items including many early printings. To see all other Tolkien items I am selling CLICK HERE!!.

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    *This vintage hardcover book with original unclipped dustjacket in EXCELLENT clean condition with original unclipped dustjacket as issued. This book has yellow cover boards and black embellishments on the spine. The binding is tight and solid and all pages are crisp, clear, and bright showing a minimal amount of shelfwear from handling to the edges and corners of the dustjacket. I have placed it in a Brodart for safe keeping. This is a book club edition (if it matters). This is a really nice copy! A must have for any Tolkien collector. Enjoy...

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