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First edition. Octavo. Publisher’s pictorial paper covered boards, with a full-colour wraparound design illustrated by Pauline Baynes, in the original dustwrapper of the same design.


Illustrated by Pauline Baynes in line and with full-page illustrations in black and orange.


A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper.


The final book set in Middle-Earth to be published in Tolkien’s lifetime.


Tom Bombadil first surfaced in a 1934 poem Tolkien published in the Oxford magazine, and in 1937 Tolkien suggested that this character could be the hero of a sequel to The Hobbit. 


This didn’t come to fruition, but in the 1960s Tolkien’s aunt Jane Neave suggested he should produce a gift book about Tom Bombadil that people could buy at Christmas presents.


Tolkien and his publisher collected poems about Tom, and other poems from Middle-earth into the present volume.

The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil

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  • Author

    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Publisher

    London: George Allen & Unwin

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