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Smith of Wootton Major

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Smith of Wootton Major
J R R Tolkein
Illustrations by Pauline Baynes
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1967.
Hardback; 110 x 155 mm; pictorial glazed card boards with white lettering on spine; 62 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair to good condition. The binding is sound but the book is slightly cocked. There is some chipping and wear to the edges of the covers and the edges of the spine. There is only a little tanning of the endpapers with a few smudge marks on the verso of the back free endpaper. The contents are otherwise sound, clean, and unmarked.
The book began as an attempt to explain the meaning of Faery by means of a story about a cook and his cake. This was intended to be part of a preface by Tolkien to George MacDonald's famous fairy story The Golden Key. But Tolkien's story grew to become a tale in its own right. The book was originally called The Great Cake, but the title was changed to Smith of Wootton Major. The story was first published on 9 November 1967. This was the last work of fiction to be published in Tolkien’s lifetime.
Pauline Baynes (1922 – 2008) was an English illustrator whose work encompassed more than 100 books, notably several by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. According to her obituaries she had a warm relationship with Tolkien. Her illustrations in this book show what a talented artist she was and they beautifully complement Tolkien’s story.
The book will appeal to both those interested in Tolkien’s work and those interested in the work of Pauline Baynes.

Item details

Author(s):
J R R Tolkien
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
110 x 155 mm
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
62
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin
Title:
Smith of Wootton Major

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Smith of Wootton Major
J R R Tolkein
Illustrations by Pauline Baynes
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1967.
Hardback; 110 x 155 mm; pictorial glazed card boards with white lettering on spine; 62 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair to good condition. The binding is sound but the book is slightly cocked. There is some chipping and wear to the edges of the covers and the edges of the spine. There is only a little tanning of the endpapers with a few smudge marks on the verso of the back free endpaper. The contents are otherwise sound, clean, and unmarked.
The book began as an attempt to explain the meaning of Faery by means of a story about a cook and his cake. This was intended to be part of a preface by Tolkien to George MacDonald's famous fairy story The Golden Key. But Tolkien's story grew to become a tale in its own right. The book was originally called The Great Cake, but the title was changed to Smith of Wootton Major. The story was first published on 9 November 1967. This was the last work of fiction to be published in Tolkien’s lifetime.
Pauline Baynes (1922 – 2008) was an English illustrator whose work encompassed more than 100 books, notably several by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. According to her obituaries she had a warm relationship with Tolkien. Her illustrations in this book show what a talented artist she was and they beautifully complement Tolkien’s story.
The book will appeal to both those interested in Tolkien’s work and those interested in the work of Pauline Baynes.

Author(s):
J R R Tolkien
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
110 x 155 mm
Edition:
1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
62
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin
Title:
Smith of Wootton Major

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