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The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

by Tolkien, J. R. R. [Paul Baynes (illust.)]

Condition: Nice copy


London: Allen & Unwin, 1972. 6th imp.. hardback with dust jacket. Nice copy. tall octavo. 64pp., colour illusts., Nice copies in like clipped dust jacket with mild tape-marks

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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