An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography

The Readers Union Edition
Dustwrapper - Lower Cover
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Dustwrapper - grey wove paper.

Lower cover.

Although the review extract included on the dustwrapper is credited to The Guardian, it is actually from The Manchester Guardian - from a review of The Fellowship of the Ring in the 20 August 1954 issue.


...To have created so enthralling an epic- romance, with its own mythology, with such diversity of scene and character, such imaginative largesse in invention and description, and such supernatural meaning underlying the wealth of incident, is a most remarkable feat.  Mr Tolkien is one of those born story-tellers who makes his readers as eager as wide-eyed children for more.  His style, in prose and verse, is fresh and fluent, and equally apt to the expression of unearthly beauty, homely humour or stark horror.'


Dustwrapper - Lower Cover
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