Book #15985

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún - 1st Edition/1st Printing

J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 377, [1] pages
Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2009.
ISBN: 0007317239

Price: $90.00

A stunning first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust-wrapper.

Tolkien's epic story of Sigurd (the Norse dragon slayer) , the revenge of Gudrún (his wife) and the fall of the Niflungs. Derived from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland, Tolkien embodies in his verse the exacting alliterative rhythms and energy of the original poems.

The first publication of this previously unknown work. Matches the earlier Deluxe Editions of The Children of Hurin, The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Tales from the Perilous Realm.

Author Bio

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Close friend of C. S. Lewis, considered by many as the father of modern fantasy literature and among the 50 greatest British writers.