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Paul Foster Books

Bindings, Art, 19th and 20th century first editions, Children's and Illustrated, General Antiquarian, Winston Churchill.

THE LEGEND OF SIGURD AND GUDRUN. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.


FIRST DE LUXE EDITION. 8vo. (9.1 x 6 inches). One of only 100 copies numbered and signed by Christopher Tolkien. Contains a facsimile page of Tolkien’s original manuscript. Publishers delux full morocco leather binding with four raised bands to the spine. The compartments lettered and decorated with publishers logo and JRRT monogram, all in gilt. Front board has a circular gilt stamped design, the rear board the JRRT monogram. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Brown silk bookmarker. Tiny production fault to the bottom page edges where the gilt hasn’t taken, leaving a white spot about 2mm wide. Housed in the original felt-lined full morocco clamshell case with a black satin tie-pull. Gilt stamped monogram to the fron panel and the same circular design as the book’s front board on the spine. A small crease to one corner of the clamshell case otherwise book and box are fine.