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The Marvellous Land of Snergs.;  Illustrated by George Morrow by  E.A [TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH - First Edition - 1927 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1109)

The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow

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The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow

by [TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH, E.A

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London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Edition. MORROW, George. Incredibly scarce first edition. The final book written by Wyke Smith, this tale is set on a far off island inhabited by the helpful Snergs, and is credited as a major influence on Tolkien's race of Hobbits. In a letter to W. H. Auden from 1955: "Not any better I think than The Marvellous Land of Snergs, Wyke-Smith, Ernest Benn 1927. Seeing the date, I should say it was probably an unconscious source-book! for the Hobbits, not of anything else." Illustrated throughout by Punch cartoonist, George Morrow. Large octavo in the original quarter cloth; illustrated throughout, the occasional fox mark, a very good copy.

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Bookseller Inventory #
1109
Title
The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow
Author
[TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH, E.A
Illustrator
MORROW, George
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ernest Benn
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1927
Keywords
Hobbit Tolkien Lord of the Rings mythology adventure exploration travel literature stories folklore fantasy
Bookseller catalogs
Illustration; Childrens & Juvenile Literature; Fairy Theme; Comic Strips & Cartoons;

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