Farmer Giles of Ham (UK HC) - J.R.R. Tolkien
London: George Allen and Unwin. 1949. Farmer Giles of Ham. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo (200 x 130mm.), FIRST EDITION. Two colour plates and other illustrations by Pauline Baynes.
A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket. Original decorated orange boards, front and spine panels stamped in light blue. Decorated end-papers.
Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near-Fine with "6s. net." price present, and occasional spotting and soiling. Light browning to end-papers.
One of 4500 copies in trade binding. Fantasy tale set in England before the time of King Arthur. The story of Farmer Giles and his encounters with giants, talking dogs and a dragon. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 1038. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, p. 1727. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 166.
Hammond and Anderson A4a.