THE FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS.**
by TOLKIEN**, J[ohn] R[onald]. R[euel] - ed by Baillie Tolkien**:
- Near FINE./No dw/dj - wraps - as issued.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
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UK,slim Qrto wraps,no dw/dj - as issued,1st edn thus.[UK,slim Qrto HB, 1st edn originally published in 1976.Issued without a dw/dj,these were to be issued on subsequent US edns only.The UK HB 1st edn,was published with a low print run,believed to be only 50,000 copies worldwide.Two years later the first 8vo softback edn was issued by Unwin Hyman (London) in 1978 and then a new Qrto s/back edn,in 1990 - this edn. HarperCollins (London) then republished it again in Qrto s/back in 1993.] NFINE.No owner inscrptn,no dw/dj,as issued.Bright,crisp,clean, glossy laminated,colour pictorial illustrated wraps/card covers; with negligible shelf-wear and bumping to edges - no nicks or tears present; top rear corner has an accidental but small diagonal dog-ear crease.Top +fore-edges generally clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - a small accidental(?) dog-ear crease to each top right-hand corners of half-title+title pages.UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st edn thus,48pp [unpaginated] including front+rear free endpapers,double-page title page and facsimile coloured letter frntis.Illustrated in colour throughout by J.R R Tolkien himself. A series of letters J. R.R. Tolkien wrote and illustrated (as Father Christmas) for his children,beginning in 1925 and continuing for over 20 years.A really superb softback edn copy in acceptable,collectable condition.An unusual item/ephemera in Tolkien's bold style and will be an important and welcome addition to the Tolkien canon. Want more J.R.R. TOLKIEN titles? For similar and other available titles - please search my MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and/or CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED catalogues. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices, weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!
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- R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (GB)
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- THE FATHER CHRISTMAS LETTERS.**
- TOLKIEN**, J[ohn] R[onald]. R[euel] - ed by Baillie Tolkien**:
- illus by J. R. R. Tolkien.**
- UK,slim Qrto wraps,no dw/dj,as issued,1st edn thus.
- Book condition
- Used - Near FINE.
- Jacket condition
- No dw/dj - wraps - as issued.
- Quantity available
- UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st edn.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- LONDON.UNWIN PAPERBACKS/UNWIN RYMAN LIMITED,1990.
- Place of Publication
- This edition first published
- q52.CHILDRENS/ILLUSTRATED.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,slim Qrto wraps,1st edn.ISBN 0048231487.Father Christmas.Illustrated by J. R. R. Tokien.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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