The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1st/1st, 1976

The Father Christmas Letters by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1st/1st, 1976

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London: George Allen & Unwin, (1976). First edition. This is a fine copy. The pictorial hard cover is without notable wear aside from slight crumpling at the corners. The internals are clean and free from previous owner's ink. The text blocks are bright and white. Overall, this is a fine copy. 

 

A collection of letters written and illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children, from Father Christmas. They were released posthumously by the Tolkien estate on 2 September 1976, the 3rd anniversary of Tolkien's death. They were edited by Baillie Tolkien, second wife of his youngest son, Christopher. The book was warmly received by critics, and it has been suggested that elements of the stories inspired parts of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.