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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Condition: Collectible; Fine/Very Good


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963. Hardcover. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. A crisp, fresh copy of the 1963 stated 1st American edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket, with remarkably little wear. Octavo, nicely illustrated thruout by Pauline Baynes.


The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1962. The book contains 16 poems, only two of which deal with Tom Bombadil, a character who is most famous for his encounter with Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring (the first volume in Tolkien's best-selling The Lord of the Rings). The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. Two of the poems appear in The Lord of the Rings as well.


  • Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 9593
  • Title: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Collectible; Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: rare Tolkien, rare children's books, The Lord of the Rings
  • Bookseller catalogs: Childrens;


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