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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

by Tolkien, J. R. R

Condition: VG+


London: George Allen and Unwin. VG+. 1962. 2nd Impression. Hardcover. Stated second impression, 1962. VG+ condition with rubbing at the head of the spine and at the bottoms of the boards. Small bumps at the out er tips. Slight bow to the book. DJ has rubbing along the upper edges and mild dust soiling. Illustrated 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.




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