Tree and Leaf, JRR Tolkein, 8th impression, 1973. Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Paperback, pp92. Minimal shelf wear. Small area of sticker damage on the front cover.
1 " stain inside front cover. Internally clean and unmarked.
"Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Professor Tolkien will know. The taste for them is a natural one, at any age. In his essay, On Fairy-stories, which forms the first part of this book, he rescues them, on the one hand from the academics - the philologists and the anthropologists - and, on the other, from those who would relegate them to "juvenalia". The second part contains, as an apt and beautiful illustration, one of Professor Tolkien's earlier short stories, "Leaf by Niggle"".