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    [J. R. R. Tolkien, contributor]. Dora Owen, editor. The Book of Fairy Poetry. London: 1920. First edition featuring the first illustrated publication of Tolkien's "Goblin's Feet."

    More Information: [J. R. R. Tolkien, contributor]. [Warick Goble, illustrator]. Dora Owen, editor. The Book of Fairy Poetry. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1920. First edition. Large octavo. [4], x, 180 pages; frontispiece and fifteen illustrated plates tipped to heavy green paper and inserted throughout, tissue guards. Recent dark blue crushed morocco, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, compartments lettered or stamped in gilt; boards tooled in gilt; marbled endpapers; original illustrated endpapers bound in at front, original cloth front cover and backstrip laid down and inserted at rear. Backstrip faintly dulled; boards very lightly rubbed. Text lightly tanned but pages still quite supple. Near fine. Includes the first illustrated publication of J. R. R. Tolkien's "Goblin's Feet." From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

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